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What Happens if I Slip and Fall on Government Property?

by David Peel on January 14, 2014

What Happens if I Slip and Fall on Government Property?If you slip and fall on government property, you may be able to recover from the government for your damages. However, it is important to know that the government entity that you are trying to recover against needs to have been negligent. Also, it is important to know what you need to do to bring a lawsuit.

In order to recover damages for a slip and fall on government property, the government entity needs to have been negligent. This means that either the government entity itself or an employee of that government entity was somehow negligent and that negligence caused your injuries. Also, the person needs to prove that the government entity knew or should have known about the unsafe condition. If the government entity did not know about the unsafe condition and there was no reason for them to know about its existence, the government will not be liable for the injuries and the person will not be able to recover damages against them.

If a person is injured from a slip and fall on government property, the person should take pictures of the accident scene as well as any injuries. Since conditions can change, the pictures can help the person show what the government property looked like when the person slipped and fell. The person should also immediately report the accident to the person in charge and have a written report filled out.

In order to bring a lawsuit, the person is required to file a formal, written notice of injury with the correct government agency. The notice needs to include the person’s name and address. It also needs to include the date of the injury and a summery of how the injury happened. The person also needs to give a description of his injuries along with a description of monetary damages like medical bills. The person also needs to include a statement claiming that the government was negligent and caused the person’s damages.

If you or someone you know is interested in more information on slip and falls on government property, please contact Mr. Peel through PeelLawFirm.com. Mr. Peel practices in the West Tennessee area. He focuses mostly on personal injury law, but also practices in other areas. His office is located in Millington, Tennessee.

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