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Premises liability claims against the government

It is not uncommon to bring forward premises liability claims against the U.S. government. You are entitled to file a complaint if there is an accident or injury because of negligence from the government. Premises that belongs to the government must be safe for all citizens, and any sort of negligence that leads to injury could lead to compensation. It is the government's responsibility to make sure all public property is secure. This includes sidewalks, roads and other types of public properties.

The law gives certain government institutions sovereign immunity, which protects them from lawsuits and liability claims. But recently federal and state governments have tried to reduce the immunity to make sure institutions are held liable for negligence that leads to accidents.

The Federal Tort Claims Act waived off sovereign immunity in several circumstances, making it easier for people to sue the government. Before this Act was passed, citizens could not sue the government for any incident unless Congress had legalized it explicitly. The Act gave citizens the right to sue the government in case of injury, accident or wrongful death. Furthermore, individuals acting within the government must always meet their responsibilities. Failing to do so might result in lawsuits. Anyone holding a government office can be sued for negligence that leads to an accident or injury.

Premises liability lawsuits against the government can be complicated and difficult to handle. It is advisable to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you through the overwhelming process and try to get you the compensation you deserve.

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