When Your Injury Is the Fault of a Public Entity
Have you experienced an injury resulting from a public entity? Maybe you first would like a description of what a public entity is in order to be certain. Here are three examples of places or ways you may experience an injury that would qualify as a public entity.
- At a government building (federal, state, or local)
- On roadways operated by federal, state, or local governments
- In an accident involving a vehicle owned by a federal, state, or local government and operated by an employee of such governments
Does this mean you are out of luck because a government agency or employee is involved? Not at all. However, there are a few things that you should know when you seek compensation from a public entity.
- Your statute of limitations is cut to just six months if you are making such a claim in the state of California – the six months begins from the time of the injury
- Claims in California against public entities can include car or bus accidents, medical neglect, school injuries, slip and fall accidents, breach of contract, assault, and several other types of claims – just don’t expect to make a claim if you were injured while breaking the law
- Always hire an attorney before filing a claim with a public entity
Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California
For a case involving a public entity in southern California, contact Petrov Law Firm in San Diego. Our personal injury attorneys can help you to submit a claim properly and in a timely fashion so you can optimize your compensation. Call 619.344.0360 to get started.