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Federal Tort Claims Act

When a federal governmental agency or an employee of an agency injures you, you have rights. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) provides the ability for governmental agencies to be sued for the personal injury they cause.

Skilled Florida attorneys at the law firm of Wesley, McGrail & Wesley represent victims injured by federal government agencies. We serve clients in the Fort Walton Beach, Florida, area, including Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Pensacola, Panama City, Navarre, Destin, Tallahassee, Gulf Breeze and Niceville. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Federal Tort Claims Act attorney.

Governmental Agencies Can Be Sued Under FTCA

There are different types of accidents that can result in recovery against a federal government agency, including:

  • U.S. Postal Service truck accidents
  • Veterans Administration hospital malpractice
  • Federal park slip-and-falls

Any claim filed under the FTCA is subject to very specific rules and regulations. There are limits on the amount of damages that can be recovered and on the availability of a jury trial. Injury claims under the FTCA have their own statute of limitations that can bar a suit. There are also unique notice filing and other pre-suit filings because of the nature of the case against a federal agency.

These cases are complex. We take the time to explain your rights under the complicated federal law and the possible results based on those options. We know that every individual’s situation is unique. Our personal injury lawyers develop strategies based on your legal goals and needs. We investigate the accident, prepare the evidence and draft persuasive filings on your behalf.

Contact Our Fort Walton Beach Law Office

Serious injuries caused by a government agency can last a lifetime. When you deserve compensation for your injuries, you want a local attorney in Fort Walton Beach who will work aggressively for you. Contact us online or call 850-244-0999.