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Understanding the Federal Tort Claims Act

Representing Those Injured by Negligent Federal Employees

If you have suffered a serious personal injury, property damage, or the death of a loved one as a result of negligence by a federal employee, you may be able to collect compensation by pursuing a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). These types of claims are often very complex, which is why it is important that you speak to an experienced attorney.

At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we have been helping injured individuals and their families throughout Texas since 1990. Together, our San Antonio federal tort claims act lawyers have more than a century of combined experience that they are ready to put to work for you. If you were injured by a negligent federal employee or entity, we can help.

For a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, call our firm at (210) 774-6445 or contact us online.

What Is the Federal Tort Claims Act?

The FTCA is a law passed by Congress to allow the United States to be sued for acts of its employees. It covers a number of things (property damage, personal injury, death, etc.), and excludes others (maritime acts, intentional wrongdoing, servicemen on active duty, discretionary acts by government employees).

Such claims can include medical malpractice by a Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, as well as general personal injury claims against the government. Federal tort claims may be properly filed either in the jurisdiction where the negligence occurred or where the claimant resides. Thus, our firm has litigated many claims in federal courts throughout Texas, even if the claims originated in other states if the claimants become Texas residents.

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