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Bloomington Government Vehicle Accident Attorney

Macomb car accident lawyers for government-owned vehicle

Lawyers for Government Liability in Motor Vehicle Collisions in McLean, Sangamon, and Champaign Counties

Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or others may suffer serious injuries in car accidents, and victims can usually pursue compensation from the driver who was at fault for a collision. In some cases, an employer may be held responsible for an accident that was caused by its employee. However, determining liability can sometimes become complicated in cases involving government vehicles or accidents involving employees of state, county, or local government organizations. An attorney who is experienced in government liability issues can help those who have been injured in these types of collisions determine their best options for receiving the compensation they deserve.

At Kanoski Bresney, our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience representing clients who have been injured in car accidents and other types of personal injuries. We have obtained a total of over $400 million in verdicts and settlements, and we have the skills and knowledge needed to handle cases involving government-owned vehicles and employee negligence. We believe in providing our clients with respect, response, and results, and we will fight to make sure you will have the financial resources you need to recover from your injuries.

Accidents and Injuries Involving Government Vehicles

Multiple different types of accidents can occur because of the negligence of drivers who operate government-owned vehicles. These may include:

  • Bus accidents can take place if the driver of a city bus or school bus acts negligently, such as by speeding or failing to stop in time to avoid colliding with another vehicle or a pedestrian. A bus's passengers, people in other vehicles, or pedestrians can also be injured in accidents that occur because a bus was not maintained properly.
  • Construction zone accidents can occur if government employees do not follow the proper procedures when operating construction equipment or other vehicles used in road work areas.
  • Police cars may collide with other vehicles or pedestrians during a high-speed chase.
  • Postal carriers are on the road daily, and a multitude of accidents and injuries can occur involving U.S. Post Office vehicles.
  • The General Services Administration (GSA) manages more than 650,000 vehicles owned by the federal government across the United States, including cars, trucks, buses, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, and military vehicles. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a car accident, a federal government organization or a vehicle's driver may be liable.

As with other types of car accidents, those who are injured in collisions with government vehicles may be covered under a government organization's insurance policy, and they may also receive coverage through their own auto insurance provider. When making an insurance claim, it is important to work with an attorney who can help negotiate a settlement that fully addresses the damages you have experienced. A lawyer can also determine whether you may be able to receive additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the government organization that owned the vehicle, as well as any other parties who may have been responsible, such as manufacturers of defective auto parts or a city, county, or state government that did not take steps to correct hazards on a dangerous road or highway.

When pursuing claims against a government organization, certain types of restrictions may apply. In most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations is two years, meaning that a claim or lawsuit must be filed within two years after the date of the accident. However, in cases involving government liability, a victim will typically need to file a claim within one year after their injury occurred, and victims may need to meet other requirements to ensure that they are eligible to pursue a claim.

Contact Our Decatur Government-Owned Vehicle Injury Attorneys

With our experience handling cases involving government liability, the lawyers of Kanoski Bresney can help you take the right steps to file a claim and pursue compensation for your injuries. We will work with you to determine when a government organization can be held liable for accidents involving the vehicles it owns, and we will fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. To arrange a complimentary consultation, contact our office by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We represent victims injured by government employees in Springfield, Peoria County, Macon County, Bloomington, Champaign County, Macomb, Peoria, Sangamon County, Quincy, Pekin, McLean County, Tazewell County, McDonough County, Decatur, Schuyler County, Champaign, Adams County, Rushville, and throughout all of the state of Illinois.

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