You might not think that you can sue the federal government after you have been injured by one of their employee's negligence. This isn't the case, and in fact, if an injury occurred because of the U.S. government in one of several different ways, it's possible to sue them for compensation related to pain and suffering, as well as loss of income.
What are some of the reasons you could sue the federal government if you have been injured? There are several reasons, and it's best to contact a personal injury lawyer who has dealt with suing the government before you take action.
Here are some of the reasons you could sue the federal government for personal injury.
If you have been injured in a car accident and you can prove it is the other driver's fault and that they are a government employee, you can sue the federal government along with the employee who caused the accident. This is true if they caused the accident while they were working for some level of the government. This includes postal service mail carriers, military conveys, or military vehicles. It also includes other government vehicles such as the FBI, ATF, or DEA.
If any of these or others were driving distracted, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise negligent in paying attention to the road, you can sue the federal government for your injury.
These cases can be difficult to take to court, but if you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who has dealt with the U.S. government before, you have a better chance of winning.
Property Damage Done by Federal Employees
You may also have been injured or have had your property damaged by a federal employee while they were doing their work.
Damage done to your property can include a controlled burn done by federal employees that they lost control of. You may have been burned in the fire, and/or your means of making an income such as through an orchard or farm might have been destroyed by the fire.
Your property could have been damaged by a federal employee who is doing tree removal on neighboring national parkland and they neglected to prevent the tree from falling on your home or other building on your property. You may have been injured in the tree falling, or your means of making an income such as your car or workspace was destroyed by the falling tree.
You may have a case to sue the federal government for compensation in these cases as well. Your personal injury lawyer can help you gather the evidence needed to prove your case in court.
Contact a local lawyer, such as Willis Spangler Starling, to find out more.
You walk into your favorite grocery store and right away, you slip and fall only to sprain your ankle. You can't perform your job because it requires standing on your feet all day, which means that you can't make any money to support your family while your ankle heals. There was no warning that the floors were wet after being cleaned in the store – so what do you do? It's probably a good idea to think about filing a personal injury lawsuit. Of course, anyone with experience with a personal injury case will tell you just how important it is to work with an attorney throughout the process. I'd like to share insight I've learned through three personal injury cases that I myself have had to go through in the past. I think the information on this website can help people like you, who need some personal injury guidance.