Many claims against negligent parties must be filed within a certain period of time to be considered valid. Federal Tort Claims are no different. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) outlines a statute of limitations on any claims of negligence brought against a government agency. To make sure your claim is handled appropriately and you do not put yourself at risk for missing a key deadline, work with our experienced lawyers who know the complexities of this unique area of injury law.
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The attorneys of Winckler & Harvey, L.L.P., represent individuals who have been injured due to a negligent government employee. In many cases, this involves medical malpractice cases caused by military or VA hospital negligence.
We strive to make things right for our clients, bringing more than 80 years of combined experience and a teamwork mentality to every case we take on. Do not hesitate to reach our Austin, Texas, office online or by telephone at 512-593-7399 (toll free at 888-640-1800) to schedule a free initial consultation.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations On My Federal Tort Claim?
Generally, a Federal Tort Claim must be filed in an administrative process with the government agency within two years from the date of negligence (or from the date the negligence was discovered if it was not recognized immediately). Preparing for the filing of a claim can take time as well, so it is best not to wait until the last minute to file. You could easily end up missing the deadline or filing with insufficient information.
Once a claim is submitted, the government agency will review it. It has six months to perform an investigation and make a decision. If the agency does not give a response within this period of time, the claim may be considered "rejected" and the claimant is then able to file a lawsuit in federal court.
Every step of the process requires strict adherence to deadlines and thorough documentation of the incident. Be sure to work with an experienced lawyer at our firm to get the information and representation you need.
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