Any car accident can be a frightening, overwhelming experience — but a collision may be especially confusing if the other car involved is a government vehicle. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you are likely confused about who is liable for the collision and how litigation will proceed. The Zambrano Law Firm legal team is available to answer your questions and can guide you through your car accident claim.
You likely see multiple government vehicles on the road each day. You may not even realize that some of the cars you pass belong to government agencies. From local law enforcement to more specialized departments, driving is an everyday part of many government jobs. It is possible that you could collide with a government vehicle while driving.
Government entities that may be involved in a vehicle case include:
- Police departments
- Fire departments
- Border patrol
- Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Your ability to hold a government agency and their employees liable for a car accident will depend on state laws. In some states, government employees are granted immunity for car accident liability. However, the state of Texas has the Texas Tort Claims Act in place. This law generally waives immunity for government employees, but there are some exceptions for drivers who are assisting with an emergency or are considered to be upholding public safety. This can make claims against a government agency more difficult.
It is important to act quickly following a government vehicle accident to ensure your claim is filed on time. Once you receive medical care for your injuries and are safe, speak with the driver to get the information about them and the agency they work for. Then, contact us as soon as possible. Although these cases can be complex, we will do whatever we can to fight for you. We are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident with a government vehicle, please contact Zambrano Law Firm today. We offer free consultations and are available to discuss the details of your case.
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