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Filing under the Federal Tort Claims Act

A person injured because of a government employee’s negligence may be entitled to file a legal action claim seeking financial compensation for related damages. Harm sustained in an automobile accident caused by a road defect is one frequent cause for such claims. However, plaintiffs in these lawsuits are restricted by a law known as the Federal Tort Claims Act. This law sets the rules for filing a lawsuit against the government, including an administrative claims process before any claim goes to court.

If you have been injured due to a government agency’s errors, we can assist you through the legal process of filing a claim. For additional information, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088.

How Do FTCA Administrative Claims Work?

A person filing against the government will need to file an administrative claim within two years of being injured. These claims need to comply with the following:

  • Claims must include details about the injury and the incident
  • Claims must include the desired compensation sum
  • Claims will be decided by the agency within six months
  • A claimant may file a lawsuit within six months of receiving that decision

If a person is unhappy with the compensation or has their claim denied, they may file a lawsuit against the agency.

Contact Us

Do not delay seeking legal counsel and representation if you have been the victim of a government agency’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation through the Federal Tort Claims Act. Contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., by calling 904-296-1088 today to discuss your potential case with a committed and capable advocate.

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