The old expression “You can’t fight City Hall” is not always accurate. Government agencies and workers do have responsibility for performing their duties correctly. These claims are often complicated and difficult. Our firm is well experienced in these types of cases.
Experienced Bay Area Government Tort Liability Lawyers
Clients are often intimidated when the party responsible for their injury or accident is a public or government entity. Examples of this include automobile accidents involving government vehicles, trips or falls on a public sidewalk, or injuries while riding public transit. Legally, public and government agencies are beholden to the same regulations and standards as private individuals or businesses, although this may not seem to be the case. Often, our clients come to us after these entities have played hard-ball or have given the impression that they are above the law, and that it would be a waste of our client’s time to take legal action. This simply not true.
The state of California allows legal claims against public or government agencies under certain circumstances. It is also true that government agencies are often able to finagle their way out of legal liability because they can defeat an individual’s claim on the basis of technicalities. This is why it is so important that you hire a Bay Area lawyer who is experienced in government tort liability claims.
Common Examples of Government Tort Liability Claims
Examples of common government tort liability claims include:
- Vehicular accidents involving a public or government vehicle
- Accidents or incident involving the public bus system
- Accidents or injuries caused by a public transit system like BART or Metrolink
- Playground accidents
- Abuse by a public school teacher
- Side-walk accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Assault and battery
- Sexual molestation or harassment
- Police brutality
If you aren’t sure whether or not your situation qualifies as a government liability claim, contact The Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell and schedule a consultation so we can review the facts.
Hire and experienced Bay Area Government Tort Liability Attorney for Fair Representation
You need to act now if you feel you have a legal claim against a public agency or government entity. In most cases, the state of California requires that your claim be presented within six months of the accident or negligent incident. The sooner you contact the Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell, the sooner our legal team can review your case and file the necessary documents to begin acting on your behalf.
When we meet with you, we will begin a comprehensive analysis of the government regulations and standards that were designed to protect your rights and well-being. If your case is a clear violation of these regulations and standards, our experienced legal team will make sure that your government liability claim is prosecuted to its fullest potential.