CALIFORNIA LEGAL BLOG

How Do I File a Claim Against a Government Agency?

Have you suffered an injury because of the careless actions of a government agency or employee? If you’re unsure about what steps need to be taken following a serious injury, don’t hesitate to contact Adamson Ahdoot LLP. Although it’s not impossible to file a claim against a government agency, these types of lawsuits are much more challenging to handle than cases involving private citizens. Don’t let that stop you from moving forward with legal action, however. With one of our skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyers by your side, you can greatly increase your chances of collecting full and fair compensation.

When filing a claim against a government agency, many factors will determine how much money you can recover. For example: if you fell and injured yourself while at the DMV, your suit will most likely involve state agencies. If your child was hit by a city maintenance vehicle, city agencies may be liable for the injuries your child sustained. As you can see, when taking legal action against a city, state or federal agency, it’s imperative you choose representation well versed in the complexities of these types of cases. Statistics show that victims with experienced legal representation collect more money than victims who try to represent themselves or hire unqualified legal help.

No matter what agency you are taking legal action against, you must file an administrative claim against the at-fault agency. Typically, the government has about 6 months to respond to your claim and in some cases, will pay you damages without having to go to court. In most cases, however, the agency will deny the claim and not give you a dime. 

If you filed an administrative claim against a government agency and your claim was denied, seek the legal representation of one of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers immediately. We will quickly review your case and make sure all the necessary paperwork is filled out and filed in a timely manner to ensure you aren’t denied compensation again. If a claim is bogged down by clerical errors or lack of information, it can delay the legal process and ultimately, delay your ability to collect compensation for medical bill expenses, lost income from not working, emotional stress, and physical pain. 

After you or a loved one suffered an injury because of the negligence of a government agency or employee, protect your right or the rights of your loved one – contact our law firm to discuss your potential case with one of our attorneys. There is never any fee for the consultation and if you decide to move forward with the legal process, we won’t ask you for a dime until we win your case. We put people first, and want to help you and your family move towards a brighter future. 

 

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