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Springfield, IL Government Employee Negligence Attorney

McDonough County government liability lawyer for employee negligence

Personal Injury Lawyers for Government Liability in Champaign County, Sangamon County, and McLean County

Injuries can take place in many different situations, and those who have been injured can pursue financial compensation from those who were responsible. In many cases, a company or organization may be held liable for accidents or injuries that take place because of the negligence of its employees. However, these cases can be more complicated in situations involving a city, county, state, or federal government. Victims of government employee negligence will want to consult with an experienced attorney who can address government liability for personal injuries.

At Kanoski Bresney, our lawyers have been working with victims of injuries for more than 40 years. As one of the only law firms in the central Illinois area with significant experience handling cases involving government organizations, we can help you address the legal issues involved in your case and determine your options for holding a local, state, or county government responsible for your injuries. With over $400 million recovered for victims of serious injuries and wrongful deaths, we can provide the representation you need and ensure that you receive financial compensation for the damages you have experienced.

Legal Issues in Injuries Caused by Government Employee Negligence

Negligence by government employees can lead to many different situations where innocent victims are injured, including:

There are certain rules and restrictions that apply to personal injury claims involving government organizations. The Illinois Court of Claims Act (705 ILCS 505) covers cases in which a victim brings a claim against the state government and its agencies, as well as public universities. In these cases, a person must usually file a notice with the Attorney General and the Court of Claims within one year after the date of their injury.

Cases involving local governments or municipalities may have some other restrictions as well. Under the Local Government and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (745 ILCS 10), certain claims may not be pursued against these government organizations. Typically, a city, school board, or other local government organization may be liable if "willful and wanton" conduct by an employee put people at risk due to reckless behavior or a disregard for the safety of the public. Claims involving local government employees must be filed within one year after an injury occurred.

Contact Our Bloomington Government Employee Liability Attorneys

Following an injury that occurred because of a government employee's negligence, our lawyers can help you determine the best options for receiving payments that address the damages you have suffered. We will identify any liability issues related to state, county, or city government organizations while helping you meet your legal requirements for filing a claim. We will work to make sure you are fully repaid for your injuries. Contact us and set up a free consultation by calling our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with personal injury cases involving government liability in Peoria County, Bloomington, Macomb, Sangamon County, Pekin, Tazewell County, Decatur, Champaign, Rushville, Adams County, Quincy, Schuyler County, McDonough County, Champaign County, McLean County, Peoria, Springfield, Macon County, and across the state of Illinois.

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