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Government Tort Liability

Riverside Government Liability Attorney

Holding Negligent Governmental Entities Responsible for Injuries

Sometimes people are injured due to the negligence of a "public" employee, someone who works for an agency or department of the local city, county, or state government. A negligent bus driver working for the local city-operated bus system who crashes into a cyclist would be one example.

In a similar vein, people can be hurt due to an unsafe condition on publicly owned property, such as a defective city sidewalk that leads to a fall or a dangerous county road that contributes to a car accident.

If you are involved in an accident similar to the situations described above in which you are injured due to the negligence of a public employee or by some unsafe condition of public property, then you may have a "government tort liability" claim for monetary damages.

At Ryneal & Ryneal, our Riverside government liability attorney [BL1] has been helping injured clients recover throughout the Inland Empire for over 45 years. If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence of a government worker or unsafe conditions of a public property, we can help you receive compensation for your injuries and other damages and help you get back on your feet.

Contact us today at (951) 382-5454 or write to us online to schedule your free consultation.

How & When to File a Government Liability Claim

A government tort liability claim is not against some private individual or company, but rather it is against the particular governmental entity that employed the negligent employee or owned and maintained the public property that was found to be in a dangerous and unsafe condition causing your accident.

If this is the case, then you should know that the law provides for special rules that are only applicable to claims or lawsuits against governmental or "public entities." For example, the time limits to assert your claim or file suit are much more restrictive when suing a public entity versus a private individual or company. Typically you only have six months from the date of the accident to file your written claim for damages with the appropriate governmental entity, and thereafter your time to even file suit on your rejected claim (virtually all claims are rejected by the public entity involved) is also equally restrictive.

Similarly, there are numerous statutory defenses to your claim available to the governmental entity that are not available to a private person or company if they are a defendant in a claim or suit that you may file.

That is why it's extremely important following such an accident that you consult with an attorney who specializes in governmental (public entity) tort liability as soon as possible. This will allow you to preserve your rights and file your claim against the "appropriate" public entity responsible for your accident in a timely manner.

Think you have a government liability claim?Contact us now to learn more during a free case evaluation with an attorney.

Why Hire Our Firm

The law firm of Ryneal & Ryneal has specialized exclusively in these and other kinds of serious personal injury cases in the Inland Empire and throughout California for over 45 years. Our practice is solely limited to these kinds of cases, so we are able to provide experienced guidance and representation in these matters.

Ryneal & Ryneal handles virtually every type of serious personal injury and wrongful death case, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, landowner liability cases like slip and falls, and other serious injury cases—all of which can fall under the umbrella of government liability. We have successfully handled thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases over the last four decades and have obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

Ryneal & Ryneal has the background and legal knowledge to successfully handle your case, and we have our own investigators—plus a large array of experts to assist them—evaluating and developing your case so that you can be assured you’ll receive the maximum monetary recovery possible for your injuries and other damages.

  • Severe Burn Injuries $11,200,000

    Verdict against a construction contractor for client who suffered severe burn injuries due to fire accident

  • Severe Burn Injuries $10,300,000

    Settlement against several utility companies for client who sustained severe burn injuries from a gas explosion.

  • Permanent Injuries $4,200,000

    Settlement for client who suffered permanent injuries due to car vs. big rig accident.

  • Severe Injuries $3,200,000

    Verdict against U. S. government for minor child who suffered severe injuries due to car accident.

  • Serious Injuries $2,600,000

    Settlement for client who sustained serious injuries due to freeway car accident.

  • Permanent Injuries $1,800,000

    Verdict for client who suffered permanent injuries sustained in auto accident.

  • Wrongful Death $1,700,000

    Verdict for family for wrongful death of a sewer maintenance worker killed in gas explosion.

  • Permanent Injuries $1,400,000

    Verdict for minor child who sustained permanent injuries due to medical malpractice.

  • Severe Head & Spinal Injuries $1,300,000

    Product liability verdict for woman who suffered severe head and spinal injuries caused by defective commercial lighting fixture falling on her.

  • Slip & Fall $1,000,000

    Settlement for client who sustained serious injuries in slip and fall accident.


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