Negligence of US Government Employee Personal Injury Lawyer
What happens if I am injured by the negligence of a government employee?
If you are injured by the negligent act or omission of a government employee, you can make a claim under The Federal Tort Claims Act. The act of negligence of US goverment employee complained of must be done during the course of the governmental employees duties. For instance, a US government employee in a Federal Building leaves a freshly moped floor area without warning of the dangerous condition and a bystander slips and falls as a result.
The claim under The Federal Tort Claims Act must be a government employee and an independent contractor. Furthermore, the government employee must be acting within the scope of their employment. For instance, your car is struck by a mail man driving a mail truck.
There are strict requirements to file a claim of Negligence of US Government Employee under The Federal Tort Claims Act.
a. You must file your claim within 2 years of the incident.
b. You should file out a form SF-95 and detail your claim
c. The federal agency involved will then have 6 months to respond to your demand
d. If they deny your claim you then have 6 months from that date to file a lawsuit
e. If the agency fails to respond within 6 months you can file suit immediately or hold out for their decision.
Claims filed under FTCA should be made with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Gerald R. Stahl is a Grand Rapids based Personal Injury lawyer that handles claims under The Federal Tort Claims Act. If you have been injured in Michigan by the act of a federal government employee, call Gerald R Stahl. Gerald R. Stahl has over 30 years of experience in Western Michigan representing victims injured as a result of the negligence of another. Gerald R. Stahl is conveniently located in Grand Rapids on East Beltline near Knapp’s Corner and the 63rd District Court.
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