PERSONAL INJURY I PUBLIC ENTITY LIABILITY I GOVERNMENT CLAIMS – Can I Hold a Government Entity Liable for Personal Injury Claims?
October 21, 2020
If you sustained a personal injury as a result of a dangerous condition on property owned, operated or under the control of a government agency, then you may have a personal injury claim against the government. In short, if you were injured while on government property or as a result of property owned by the government you may be able to hold the government entity liable for the personal injuries incurred.
When determining the legal status of public property or inquiring into whether the property is otherwise government owned, generally that which is closely affiliated with any government agency either because it is owned by the agency or otherwise under the agency’s control is deemed property of the government entity.
The next question that may arise is “what is a government entity”. A government entity encompasses federal, state, county, school districts, municipality, local, city, their subparts including departments, commissions, boards and/or any instrumentality thereof.
The most common circumstances in which a personal injury plaintiff may seek to hold a government agency liable for their injuries, is if the plaintiff sustained injuries while on public property or if they were injured by public property. Specific examples include:
For more information on Property Liability or Premises Liability please see the articles below:
For more information on Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents or Bicycle Accidents, please see the articles linked below:
Lastly for our specific articles discussing public liability and government claims please see the links included below: https://dianalegal.com/public-entity-liability-i-slip-and-fall-i-premise-liability-sidewalk-falls-and-roadway-falls-increasing-in-san-diego/ and https://dianalegal.com/personal-injury-i-slip-and-fall-i-premise-liability-sidewalk-falls-in-san-diego-caused-by-water-meters/
If you have any questions about your personal injury case, premises liability, a dangerous condition on a public property or public entity liability in general, we invite you to call us today at 619-432-5145 for a free consultation with one of our experienced San Diego public entity liability attorneys or California slip and fall lawyers.