Federal Torts Cases

Experienced Federal Tort Claims Attorney in Milwaukee

Federal Torts Cases Attorney in Milwaukee

Federal Tort Claims are claims against the Federal Government for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death. They are made pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946, which was created to allow individuals to sue the United States Government for money damages arising out of instances in which government employees, in the scope of their employment, are negligent and cause harm to another. For example, claims against a doctor at a VA hospital who commits malpractice, or a government employee negligently driving a government vehicle and causing a crash, would be brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Injuries, damage or death that give rise to Federal Tort Claims are varied:

Automobile Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Slips and Falls on Government Property

Government Construction Site Injuries
Veterans Administration Claims

Federal Tort Claims are claims against the Federal Government for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death. They are made pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946, which was created to allow individuals to sue the United States Government for money damages arising out of instances in which government employees, in the scope of their employment, are negligent and cause harm to another. For example, claims against a doctor at a VA hospital who commits malpractice, or a government employee negligently driving a government vehicle and causing a crash, would be brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Incidents that give rise to Federal Tort Claims are as varied as those brought in the private sector and can include:

Automobile Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Slips and Falls on Government Property
Government Construction Site Injuries
Veterans Administration Claims

Toxic Water Claims
Claims Against the Military
Constitutional Right Violations
Claims Against the FBI

Federal Tort Claims differ from a private claim in how they must be pursued. Federal law requires that an administrative claim be filed with the appropriate agency. Should this claim be denied, then there is a limited time in which an individual may file a lawsuit in federal court. In addition, certain other procedures must be followed, such as serving a copy of the lawsuit on the appropriate United States Attorney and the Attorney General. In addition, Federal Tort Claims filed in court are decided by a federal judge, and not by a jury.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

The procedural nuances of these claims alone are reason enough to obtain legal assistance. Failure to follow proper procedure can lead to your claim being permanently denied, leaving you no recourse for your injury. At Scherr & Scherr LLP we have handled many Federal Tort Claims against a number of agencies. If you have been injured, we would be happy to discuss whether you have a claim against the government.

  • Claims Against the Military
  • Constitutional Right Violations
  • Claims Against the FBI

Federal Tort Claims differ from a private claim in how they must be pursued. The attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP are experts in handling Federal Tort Claims. If you or you loved one have been injured as a result of a government agency, schedule a free consultation today.

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