Generally, the government has immunity from being sued for personal injury. However, in some cases the federal immunity is waived up to a certain point. Then, it can indeed be possible to sue the government for personal injury caused due to negligence or carelessness on the part of the government agency or employee. The claim must be allowed under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
It pays to discuss your concerns with an attorney experienced in personal injury law and restrictions on suing government agencies or officials.
Rules for Suing the Government
- You need to file an administrative FTCA claim within two years of the incident. If you file within this two-year time-frame, your case may be considered. However, if you miss the deadline, your case will be rejected. As well, the agency in question can take up to six months to respond to your claim.
- The government employee in question must have been acting within the realm of their job duties at the time of the trauma. The harm must not have been done with intention.
- Claims relating to negligence are the only ones allowed.
- The personal injury claim must be grounded in the law in which the negligent actions occurred.
In the news lately Representive Rand Paul has been calling on the public to join in a lawsuit to sue the government for spying on private phone records without due cause.
Questions About Suing the Government for Personal Injury Harm?
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