Tampa personal injury attorney Pedro Morales talks about the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), which gives citizens the right to bring suit against the U.S. Government. For instance, if you were in an auto accident with a Post Office truck or fell in a state park.Â Before the FTCA was enacted, governments were allowed “sovereign immunity” which prevented citizens from bringing suit. With passage of the FTCA, citizens can now hold negligent federal agencies accountable via the court system, but it is a complex process.
Did you know there is a difference in filing a lawsuit against a private person or company and suing the federal government? For example, before bringing you must first file a claim with the government agency with which you have a dispute. Filing a lawsuit under FTCA is complicated, and an attorney experienced with FTCA claims is vital to securing the compensation you deserve.
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