How the Tort Claims Acts Apply
In simple terms, the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Virginia Tort Claims Act allow the government to be sued in certain situations as a normal party in a lawsuit. They can be held liable for your injuries just as if it were a non-government employee who caused your accident.
The Northern Virginia personal injury attorneys at Zelnick and Erickson have extensive experience in this area and can review your case to help you determine all responsible parties—including government entities—in your claim. Tort Claims Act Procedures
Time is of the essence with any personal injury case, but perhaps none more so than one involving a government entity. A tort claim against the United States or the Commonwealth of Virginia must be timely filed with the appropriate agency before a suit can be filed in court. Failure to follow prescribed procedures can result in the loss of your ability to receive compensation for your injuries.
The Northern Virginia personal injury attorneys at Zelnick and Erickson are well aware of the deadlines for filing all types of personal injury claims. We make it a priority to assist you with filing your claim in a timely manner. The Benefits of an Experienced Attorney
Every personal injury case presents its own unique challenges, but because of the special restrictions and circumstances involved in a Tort Claims Acts case, it’s especially important that your Northern Virginia personal injury attorney has experience in dealing with this type of claim.
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