Automobile Accidents and the Federal Government
Each day you share the road with vehicles driven by federal employees—post office vehicles, military vehicles, and any other cars or trucks operated for a federal agency. If you have been injured in a car accident involving a federal employee-driven vehicle, your claim for injuries related to that accident must usually be brought under the Federal Tort Claim Act (FTCA).
A person will generally be found to be responsible for a wreck if he or she was negligent. That may mean that they violated a traffic law, that they were distracted while driving, or that they took some other action that a reasonable person would have avoided. If the negligent party involved in a wreck was a government employee acting within the scope of his or her employment, the FTCA provides that a lawsuit may be filed against the federal government for injuries resulting from the accident.
The Law Offices of John Day has a great deal of experience representing people who were injured in car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. If you would like to speak with us about a potential claim for an accident involving a federal employee, please call us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866.812.8787 or contact us online to speak to one of our experienced trial attorneys. We handle all accident cases on a contingency basis.