Marin County Public Entity Lawyer
The Law Offices of Craig Dykman provides legal services to those who have had accidents involving public entities. If you have been injured by a public employee, or have had an accident such as a slip and fall on public property, then we can help you. The Law Offices of Craig Dykman specialize in professional legal representation for our public entity accident clients in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area.
What is a Public Entity?
A public entity is defined as:
- any State or local government.
- any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or States or local government”.
For personal injury a public entity accident is an accident on public property or an accident caused by a public employee.
Do I Have a Public Entity Accident Claim?
It needs to be determined whether the accident was caused by the negligence of the public entity’s employees or by the presence of a dangerous condition on public property. If there was negligence then the person that was injured can bring a case against the public entity. If you had a slip and fall accident on public property, look at our slip and fall section to see what constitutes negligence.
If there was negligence you are entitled a claim to compensate you for:
- medical bills
- pain and suffering
- lost wages
- any other types of harm
When Should I Make My Claim?
In California someone who has had a public entity accident should submit their claim to that entity within 6 months of the accident. Some exceptions may be made and it is possible to petition to make a late claim, but extensions on the 6 month window are not granted automatically. It’s much easier to contact an experienced personal injury attorney right after you have had an accident. Failure to take action within the 6 month window can be viewed by the courts as “inexcusable neglect” by the injured party and significantly reduces their chances of receiving compensation from the public entity.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Experienced in Public Entity Cases
If you want to have the best chance of receiving just compensation for damages then you need to hire a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling public entity cases. If you believe you have a claim then call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney like those at the Law Offices of Craig Dykman in Marin County will immediately begin investigating your case and collect important evidence before it is lost. We have experience with every type of public entity case. We will ensure that you are justly compensated for damages. If you have been in an accident involving a public entity then call the Law Offices of Craig Dykman. We are personal injury attorneys serving Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Call the Law Offices of Craig Dykman today at (415) 454-8545 or use our contact form here.