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Suing a Government Agency in Wisconsin
When you’re injured by someone’s reckless behavior, you should receive compensation for their actions. They caused your injuries through their negligence, so they should be held responsible for the damage they caused. But, what if those injuries were caused by a government agency?
Whether you were struck by a government-owned vehicle, had a slip-and-fall accident on government property, or were injured by road hazards the Department of Transportation should have handled, you deserve to file a claim for recovery. Unfortunately, suing a government agency in Wisconsin isn’t always easy.
An experienced personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help. Our attorneys can guide you through the complex factors that make suing government agencies so difficult, and then work diligently to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Your Time Is Limited
Unfortunately, one of the first complications for your claim will happen before you even start preparing to file. Although Wisconsin personal injury claims typically allow you to file within two years of the accident or injury diagnosis, filing against a government agency have a statute of limitations of just four months.
This limitation can make it difficult to obtain your compensation. Two years gives you time to plan your claim, choose an attorney, and gather evidence for your claim. Unfortunately, those seeking compensation from a government agency don’t have that luxury.
If you miss this deadline, your case could be dismissed, and you could be barred from recovering any compensation. In this case, you’re left to deal with the expenses that come from your accident. If you were recently injured, don’t hesitate to file your claim.
The Claims Process
The statute of limitations should be your first concern, but it’s not the only one. You’ll need to take a few important steps for your government entity injury claim that typical injury victims wouldn’t need to take. Because the government has some immunity from being sued, you’ll first need to meet certain exceptions and rules.
For example, before you file a claim, you’ll need to contact the attorney general about filing your claim. This must be done via written notice within 120 days of the accident, or you’ll be unable to file your claim.
This notice will inform the attorney general that you’ll be seeking compensation for the negligence of a government employee. For example, if you were in a car accident because a government-owned vehicle hit you, you should be entitled to file your claim.
A Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer Can Guide You
Managing the after-effects of a personal injury claim is difficult enough, but when you’re bringing a claim against a government agency in Wisconsin, the process can be overwhelming. You’re trying to recover from serious injuries, and now you’ll need to act quickly or risk losing your compensation.
Avoid putting the funds you need at risk. Instead, reach out to a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg as soon as possible. Our attorneys understand how complex this process can be, and we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you deal with a difficult government claim.
If you’re considering filing a lawsuit against the Wisconsin government, and you’re not sure where to start, reach out to our attorneys for help. We can be reached by calling 414-271-7007 or by completing the online form below.