Filing Injury Claims against the Government
When an organization is responsible for a serious injury, the injured person has the right to pursue compensation for her losses. The process required to do so will vary depending on the circumstances. For example, filing a claim against a governmental agency involves very different regulations and procedures than filing a claim against a corporation or individual.
A negligent governmental organization can cause injuries in many different ways. For example, a municipality may fail to maintain safe roads, or an employee of the federal government may cause injuries through reckless behavior. The first step in seeking compensation for such negligence is to determine whether or not you have grounds for a claim.
The answer to this question will depend on many factors. Is your claim against a federal, state, or local agency? Different regulations apply to each of these levels of government. Were you injured by a governmental agency, a private agency that has a contract with the government, or an individual government employee? Each of these groups has different kinds of legal protection against lawsuits.
Unfortunately, you do not have a lot of time to determine the answers to these questions and learn how these factors will affect your case. You only have 60 days from the date of your injury in which to file a notice of claim – essentially an announcement of your intention to sue the government. If you believe you may have a legal case against a governmental agency, you need efficient legal representation.
An experienced personal injury attorney will have the information you need to protect your rights. If you have been injured and believe a government agency is liable, contact the knowledgeable Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 328-2828.