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Government Vehicle Accident Attorneys in San Antonio

When Local Governments, Cities, or States Are Responsible for Your Injuries

Each personal injury case is different. In some cases, there are multiple defendants. A defendant can be one person or a group of individuals. Defendants may also be large corporations. Defendants may even be local governments, cities, or the state of Texas. If you were injured in a governmental vehicle accident, you may be able to hold that entity liable for your injuries.

At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we are well-prepared to take on even the toughest defendants. Many of our attorneys are AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and four of our attorneys are Board-Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In order to obtain certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an attorney must undergo special personal injury examinations above and beyond the standards other attorneys must meet.

If a governmental entity is liable for your injuries, call our San Antonio-based government vehicle accident attorneys at (210) 774-6445 for a free consultation.

The Texas Tort Claims Act

The government has actually given plaintiff injury victims permission to sue the government in certain premises liability and auto accident cases under the Texas Tort Claims Act. The Texas Tort Claims Act is a set of statutes that determine when the government may be held responsible for a personal injury. Before the Act was put in place, it was not possible to successfully sue state or local governments.

The Act does place limits on liability so that municipalities can only be responsible for a limited amount of money damages. These limits vary depending on the cause of action, which governmental entity is involved, and the type of personal injury.

Pre-Suit and Post-Suit Notice Requirements

In addition to the two-year statute of limitations that Texas places on personal injury lawsuits, claims brought under the Texas Tort Claims Act must meet additional pre-suit and post-suit notice requirements.

If you are not careful, pre-suit notice requirements may bar your claim if you fail to comply with them. Don't just rely on the two-year statute of limitations. Work with an experienced San Antonio government vehicle accident attorney who knows how to bring successful claims against the government.

Contact a lawyer at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery. Initial consultations regarding claims against the government are free and confidential. Home and hospital visits are available by request for serious personal injury victims.

We can be reached online or by phone at (210) 774-6445.

Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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  • "Mr. Bettis truly cares about you not only as a client but as a person."

    - Andrew D.

  • "John Tyler is amazing!"

    - Danielle Lateef

  • "In the end everything came out better than I anticipated."

    - Edward Casanova

  • "His staff made sure to always keep me informed."

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