Cases against public entities can be very complicated. The laws are written in such a way as to discourage people with legitimate claims from successfully conducting their cases. If not acted upon quickly and correctly, the injured party can lose their ability to pursue a case at all. While the following information can be helpful in broad strokes, your best course of action is to have your case evaluated by a professional as soon as possible.
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Public entity cases are personal injury claims in which you have been injured by the negligence of a federal, state or local government entity. If you have been injured on local or federal government property, by a government entity, or by a public employee acting within the scope of employment, you may file a claim against that entity. Examples of this in Los Angeles would be an injury suffered as a result of a poorly maintained roadway or after a collision with an MTA bus.
Cases involving a public entity are very complex and are subject to many rules and regulations. These rules favor the negligent party, and harm you, the injured party. Every day we take calls from people who have been injured by a public entity, but we are no longer able to pursue their claim due to the brief “statute of limitations” on these types of cases. We urge you to consult with a skilled personal injury lawyer specialized in public entity claims as soon as possible.
What Exactly Is a Public Entity?
A Public entity is any federal, state, or local government entity. The term is broadly defined, and includes government corporations, agencies, authorities, and judicial officers.
If you are injured on local or federal government property, or by a government entity, or even a public employee acting within the scope of employment, you may file a claim against that entity. Common cases in Los Angeles involve injuries acquired due to poorly maintained roadways, slip or falls on government owned property, or collisions with city vehicles.
Why You Should Hire an Attorney
Civil lawsuits operate differently when you are dealing with a public entity rather than a private entity. There are a host of issues that plague lawsuits in this category, including immunities, statute of limitations, restrictions on legal theories, and specific procedural and pleading rules. The most important of these is the statute, which is the deadline by which you have to file your Los Angeles personal injury claim.
Statute of Limitations
Claims involving causes of action for death, injury to person, injury to personal property, and injury to growing crops must be filed within 6 months after a cause of action accrues.
This means that personal injury claims involving a public entity are very time-sensitive, and there are no real shortcuts. Everything still needs to be done by the book, but there is far less time to do so compared to most personal injury claims. Having an attorney gives you the freedom to breathe and the knowledge that your claim will be handled properly.
Call 1-855-638-5739 now for a free consultation that will get your case on the right track.