Can I Sue the Government for Government Employee Misconduct?

Can I sue the state, federal, or local government for injuries caused by a government employee?

That depends on how the injury occurred. As a general rule, the government is immune from liability and cannot be sued. In certain instances, such as auto accidents and injuries occurring on government property, claims can be pursued. Time is critical because there are notices which must be submitted to the appropriate governmental entity within a short period of time after an injury has occurred. There are other technical requirements that apply to claims against the government. Don’t wait to discuss with an attorney. If you have been injured by a government employee, or on government property, call for a free consultation.

WHAT IS MY CASE WORTH?

This is a very often-asked question, especially in auto-collision cases. As tempting as it can be to opine as to value during the initial interview, it is virtually impossible to answer that question with any degree of accuracy. We can often express a range of value, if we have enough information regarding the nature and extent of a person’s injuries; the amount of medical expenses; the amount of income loss, etc.; however, a lot of time, effort, information gathering, and analysis goes into calculating the value of a person’s claim. For instance, does the person have pre-existing conditions which may explain their complaints/restrictions in activities? Did the person suffer a concussion/closed head injury in the collision? Were there injuries which required surgery, and which may have long term chronic consequences? Are there issues of who was at fault in causing the collision or questions regarding causation of injuries and damages? Are there insurance issues or health care reimbursement issues which will affect the net recovery? Are there first-party insurance coverage issues (such as Underinsured Motorist Coverage) which may increase the potential recovery? There are many other factors which affect the value of a personal injury claim. Contact us if you have questions. The initial interview is free. We work on a contingent, percentage fee basis, so there is no attorney fee unless we recover money for you. Beware of those who are quick to tell you what your case is worth?

Video Transcription:

Good afternoon, I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado.

I’m often asked, “Can I sue the state federal or local government for injuries caused by a government employee?

The answer is that depends on how the injury occurred. As a general rule, the government is immune from liability and cannot be sued in certain instances such as auto accidents and injuries occurring on government property claims can be pursued.

Time is critical because there are Notices which must be submitted to the appropriate governmental entity within a short period of time after an injury has occurred.

There are other technical requirements that apply to claims against the government. So, don’t wait to discuss your claim with an attorney if you’ve been injured by a government employee or on government property

call for a free consultation.

I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado.

I’m licensed to practice law in Colorado as well as California and all of the federal courts in Colorado and California as well as United States Supreme Court. So if you had issues related to claims either in California, Colorado, or any of the federal courts around the country. Please be sure to give me a call for a free consultation.