Public Entity Liability: Get Answers From Our Team
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured on public property or in an incident involving public transportation or public employees, you may need to pursue a public entity liability claim. Few attorneys have the skills and knowledge to successfully handle lawsuits against public entities, but this is one of our focus areas at Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer.
Since 1978, we have achieved many successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of serious injuries and wrongful death. If you would like us to review your case for free to let you know whether we can be of service, call 510-832-5411 today. Located in Oakland, we represent clients throughout the greater Bay Area and northern California.
What Is Public Entity Liability?
Government entities, including transportation agencies, school districts, police forces and more, must meet legal requirements to keep the public safe. When lapses result in accidents or crimes, public entities can be held liable for an injury victim's medical expenses and other losses. However, California law allows claims against public entities only in certain circumstances. Very strict requirements apply.
In most cases, public entity liability claims must be filed within six months of the incident.
Our lawyers focus on public entity liability cases involving severely injured victims as well as fatal accidents. We are prepared to work to hold local, state or federal government entities responsible for your suffering.
Public entities may be held responsible for injuries stemming from:
- Public transportation accidents, including Muni, BART and Caltrans
- Accidents involving government vehicles
- Poorly maintained or ill-designed roads
- Slip-and-falls on public property
- Playground accidents
- Assaults in schools, including child abuse by teachers
- Police brutality and police misconduct
- Medical malpractice in public health systems
When you entrust our team with your public entity liability case, we will take a holistic approach. For over 40 years, we have been honored to serve injury victims and their families by helping them obtain not only money, but also the services and support they need to move forward.
Schedule A Free Case Review With Our Team
We invite you to contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation. This is a no-risk opportunity for you to ask an experienced attorney about public entity liability. Call 510-832-5411 or reach us online today.