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.