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Federal Tort Claim Litigation

Southern California Veterans Law Attorney for Tort Claims

As the agency which creates and grants authority to the courts in our country, the United States enjoys sovereign immunity, a legal protection which makes it impossible to sue the government for wrongs. In recognition of the fact that this legal immunity often subjects citizens to injustices without redress, the Congress passed the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346[b]) in 1946. The Act provides for the right to sue for "injury or loss of property, or personal injury or death caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of any employee of the Government while acting within the scope of his office or employment." Provided that the situation would give rise to a personal injury claim had an individual been in the position of the United States, the victim is most likely entitled to sue for damages.

Realize that while you may have been granted the right to sue the government, the rules for doing so were written by the government. You can level the playing field and significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome by retaining a veterans law attorney with a thorough understanding of the unique aspects of the situation and who is prepared to fight for you. Come to the CALIFORNIA VETERANS RIGHTS CENTER, where our lawyer served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel and Judge Advocate with the California Air National Guard. With more than 30 years of experience, we are ready to take on any case no matter how challenging. Contact us today!

Filing a Tort Claim Against the Federal Government

When you sue the government for monetary damages, the case will be defended by the Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation Section, a section of the Department of Justice. The FTCA can settle a claim for amounts ranging up to $1,000,000, but if the proposed settlement is in excess of that figure the case must be approved by senior officials in the Department of Justice. Whether you have grounds for a military medical malpractice lawsuit or a claim for any other type of injury suffered by you or a family member, we will work diligently to help you secure the full financial compensation you deserve.