What to Do If You’re in an Accident with RTC*

If you were injured in an accident involving the city, you might be able to recoup compensation for your losses by pursuing a personal injury claim against the agency.

What Kinds of Damages Might Be Suffered in an Accident?

An accident with the city might lead to various damages. You could suffer from life-altering injuries that affect you both economically and non-economically the rest of your life.

You should be sure to report the accident to the proper authorities. An accident report must be filed.

Seek medical attention right away. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, the failure to establish medical treatment can have a negative impact on your personal injury claim.

You should maintain thorough documentation to support your claim, such as copies of medical bills, medical records, proof of lost wages, and written repair estimates.

Here are some of the more common damages caused by such an accident.

  • Future and past lost wages
  • Future and past medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent disabilities

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

Pursuing a personal injury claim against the city is not the same as pursuing a personal injury claim against an individual. Government entities are protected from lawsuits, but certain exceptions apply.

To pursue a claim, you must follow specific protocol.

But since the city is a government entity, you must fill out a notice of claim. some counties have about 90 days to respond to that claim from the date you file it.

If they deny your claim or if they fail to respond, you can file a lawsuit.

Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney

If an accident has left you with damages, consult with an accident injury lawyer who is licensed in the relevant state.

Personal injury claims against government entities are challenging, so you need an experienced attorney who knows the laws.

Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Your lawyer will not be paid until you are compensated.

Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to get your personal injury claim against the city on the right track today.

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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the RTC or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.