A personal injury case is a legal action for someone who is injured against the person or entity that caused the injury. But what if the entity or person responsible was part of the United States government? In those situations, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and other federal laws, may govern. I have experience with FTCA claims and handle them for injured victims nationwide.
Some of the more common FTCA claims include medical malpractice at Veterans Administration (VA) or government hospitals and automobile collisions involving military or U.S. Postal Service vehicles.
Handling a FTCA case is quite different than negotiating a claim against an insurance company or private defendant. The rules governing FTCA claims are a unique mix of federal and state laws.
If you believe you may have an FTCA or other federal claim, be sure your injury lawyer actually knows the ins and outs of this unique area of law. I’ve been working on FTCA claims since before law school: in 2007, as a law clerk reviewing claims about Hurricane Katrina, and since 2014, as a lawyer working on FTCA claims nationwide.
If you or someone you know was injured by an agent of the federal government, contact me. I can help.