If you have been injured by the negligence of a government organization or employee, then there are certain laws and regulations that you will have to consider if you wish to claim damages. A personal-injury lawsuit against the government often requires a slightly different approach, and in some cases, it is more difficult to recover compensation compared to claims that involve private citizens.
Each state has specific laws regarding government liability, and there also may be federal laws that apply to your situation. At Rensch & Rensch Law, we can explain the laws that govern your case and guide you through the claims process.
Call us today at 1-800-471-4100 to schedule an appointment. An Omaha personal-injury lawyer from Rensch & Rensch Law can investigate your accident and determine if you may have valid grounds for a claim.
If you sustained injuries in a Nebraska accident and you believe the government is responsible, the following information may be helpful:
Possible Avenues to Explore for Claims against the Government
According to the Nebraska Legislature, there are two pieces of legislation that govern how an individual can hold a government entity liable for injuries: the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act and the State Tort Claims Act.
In general, if you believe a government entity has acted negligently or wrongfully, it may be possible to claim damages. In addition to filing a lawsuit for physical injuries, you may also be able to bring a claim against a government entity for violating your Civil Rights. According to U.S. Code, you can file a lawsuit against an entity that has implemented laws or statutes that violate these rights.
Difficulty of Government Claims
Lawsuits against the government involve complex procedures. Claims against state and federal government entities have different requirements compared to claims against private individuals. They also have different time restrictions and other limitations.
It is important to remember that there are certain personal-injury cases in which a government entity is not liable for damages – even if a private person in the same situation would be. Your personal-injury attorney can evaluate your case to determine if pursuing damages against the government would be in your best interests.
All personal-injury claims are complicated. In addition to the complex paperwork, negotiating settlements can be an arduous process, and simply determining which damages to claim can prove trying. For this reason, it is important to consult a personal-injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. A lawyer can help you identify who may be liable for your injuries, and can handle your settlement negotiations to recover the maximum payout.
The attorneys at Rensch & Rensch Law can guide you through the claims procedure. If the negligence of a government employee or entity caused your injuries, then we may be able to recover compensation to pay for medical bills and lost wages. To speak with an Omaha personal-injury attorney from our firm, call us today at 1-800-471-4100.