Limits in Filing Claims against the Government
When a person is injured in an incident caused by a government employee, they may be entitled to pursue compensation for their injuries through the Federal Tort Claims Act. However, there are limits to this law. In some situations, a person may be injured, but may not be legally able to file a lawsuit against the government.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury because of a government worker’s negligence, that worker or their agency may owe compensation for the injuries and losses that have occurred. For more information about your eligibility to file a claim in such a situation, contact a personal injury attorney of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 today.
Exceptions to the Federal Tort Claims Act
While the Federal Tort Claims Act provides relatively wide-reaching legal powers to injured individuals, there are some limits the government puts on these claims. These exceptions to the normal allowances of this law include the following:
- Claims of intentional misconduct
- Negligent acts committed outside of an employee’s scope of work
- Claims against most independent contractors
- Claims filed from injured military service members
In these situations, the government may not be held responsible, but it’s possible that another party may. Understanding these many nuances can be frustrating and difficult though, so make sure to consult with a knowledgeable attorney about your circumstances.
An injury caused by government negligence may leave you and your household with significant financial burdens from medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost wages. Fortunately, however, we may be able to help you pursue a claim for financial compensation to cover these costs. To learn more about your legal options after an injury, contact a personal injury lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., by calling 205-414-8160 today.