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Tort Claims Acts
Sovereign immunity can unfairly result in injured persons not being compensated for their injuries Because of that, most states and the federal government have passed laws called Tort Claims Acts. These laws give citizens advance permission to sue for certain kinds of injuries caused by the negligence of government employees. If a claim is subject to the Act, the government is liable in much the same way a private person can be liable.
Subject to special rules and time limits.
Claims permitted by the Act are fewer than the claims that can be brought against a private person. For example, a citizen may be able to sue for injuries caused by a police officer’s negligent driving. But not for the police department’s negligent failure to catch the thief who robbed him or her. Claims against the government are subject to special rules. And also to special time limits that differ from those in a normal lawsuit.
Don’t despair just because your injury was caused by the government. You still have rights, and STREET LAW FIRM will help you protect them.
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