Typical car and truck accidents involve drivers or employees who are either insured or can be held personally liable for any injuries that are the result of their actions. Alternatively, Chicago motor vehicle accidents involving federal postal workers are much more legally complex. This is because any employee of a government entity is immune to lawsuits via a doctrine called sovereign immunity, which protects any state or Federal government body.
While victims are still allowed to file claims via the Federal Tort Claims Act, most people are put off by the "red tape" bureaucracy involved in the processing of claims against government workers. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help you navigate the steps required to file your claim and ensure that you are able to receive fair compensation for your injuries in the event you have been involved in a Chicago motor vehicle accident with a United State Postal Service vehicle.
Time is Critical When Filing a Tort Claim against a Government Body
Whenever you have a claim against a government entity, it must be filed immediately in order to secure your right to claim compensation. For this reason, it is important to retain legal representation quickly in order to make sure that your case is built properly and filed in the appropriate court within the required statute of limitations.
Following your initial claim, you will receive a response from the government regarding your case and the amount of compensation— if any— it has agreed to provide for your injuries. If the initial response is not in your favor, you have the option to file a lawsuit within six months to contest the ruling and claim additional damages. It is during this time that you need to build your case and establish both the fault of the government employee and the financial value of your injuries.
Navigating the Claims Process With USPS
Following most auto accidents, disputes are normally settled between the victims and the defendants’ insurance companies and the process is far simpler than when filing a claim against an employee of the government. Most people are either afraid to pursue a claim because they do not know how to proceed or pursue the claim improperly.
Whenever you are dealing with the government, it is far more beneficial to lean on the knowledge and experience of an attorney than to attempt to go through the process by yourself. Our attorneys are happy to assess our clients’ cases and file lawsuits on their behalf without requiring an upfront payment. Only after we have assisted you through every step of the process and secured financial compensation on your behalf do we finally receive payment for our legal services.
Determining the Value of Your Chicago Postal Service Auto or Truck Case
The value of your post office vehicle accident case will depend on numerous factors such as the medical care you received immediately following the accident, the amount of damage sustained to your property and financial losses incurred due to time off work or ongoing medical care, surgeries or therapy.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have access to experts who can assist us in building your case. Because of years of experience, your lawyers and experts can determine the fault of all parties that are responsible and assess the physical, economic and emotional impact of your injuries. Our economists and medical professionals can establish the need and expense for your past and ongoing medical care as well as the cost of time off of work and out of pocket expenses that you will incur now and in the future. With these answers, we can on your behalf pursue the maximum fair amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries.
For more information on Chicago motor vehicle accidents involving the United State Postal Service or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney, contact us today. Our postal service accident attorneys will evaluate and investigate your case in detail and answer all of your questions regarding your personal rights, legal options and the process of litigation so that you know exactly what to expect moving forward. If we are unable to assist you or fail to secure financial compensation on your behalf, our time, resources and services will be free of charge.