When people are injured by government officials, or are involved in accidents with government vehicles such as school buses or garbage trucks, the process of suing the city can be confusing to understand and if you are not careful you can lose your right to sue.
Over the 25 years I have practiced injury law, I have had plenty of calls about what happens when the person who hit you is a city or state worker – or a federal employee.
In those situations your claim may be against the government and there are lots of special rules because the government gets treated differently than you and I when it comes to lawsuits.
For instance in Virginia, if you are going to make a claim against the city of Norfolk, you have to give them notice in an appropriate letter six months after the accident. If you don’t give that notice, your claim is forever gone.
At the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we are very knowledgeable and experienced in the process of executing law suits against cities and city officials. If you are in an accident that involves government entities, such as a city bus or work vehicle, contact Cooper Hurley immediately.
There are very specific legal actions that need to take place in order to file a law suit against a city. The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers can take action in a lawsuit for you and guide you through the specifications if you are injured by a city entity or official. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757)455-0077 or visit us at CooperHurley.com