Government Liability Cases

Could a Government or Municipal Agency Be at Fault?

It is not uncommon for an accident to occur on municipal property or because a government agency did not properly maintain a roadway. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a serious accident and you think there is a possibility of government liability, contact us. For a free consultation with a lawyer experienced in handling cases against the government and municipal agencies, call (619) 215-1488.

We Will Look At All of Your Options

At The McClellan Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys recognize that the value of your accident claim is limited by the ability of the defendant to pay the amount of a settlement or jury verdict. For people severely injured or killed in car accidents, the total insurance available for all drivers involved will usually fall far short of the compensation necessary to meet all of the losses proved in a permanent injury or wrongful death claim.

As a result, our lawyers analyze all of the circumstances of your case to identify all defendants who can be held accountable for your damages. In some cases, we conclude that the manufacturer of a vehicle or one if its key components can be found liable in a product liability lawsuit. In others, we find that a government agency such as Caltrans was responsible for the dangerous conditions that led to the accident. In either situation, your opportunity to recover damages sufficient to meet the value of your claims improves substantially.

Liability Claims Against Government Agencies

We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients against state and local highway departments throughout Southern California in situations involving the following:

  • Negligent design of intersections
  • Improper control of traffic in construction zones
  • Negligent maintenance of trees and foliage in boulevards or highway medians
  • Lack of supervision or instruction to workers loading or unloading trucks along major thoroughfares
  • Defective highway or freeway design involving shoulders, guardrails, signs or signals
  • Negligent design, construction or maintenance of bridges, overpasses, or other structures

Dedicated Representation from The McClellan Law Firm

Because we limit our caseload to 15 at a time, The McClellan Law Firm can thoroughly investigate your right to compensation against the full range of potential defendants in any injury case, not just the defendants whose fault is most obvious. Our experience with establishing liability against government agencies, manufacturers and other third parties can protect you from the need to settle your case for far less than its actual worth.

For a free consultation about the possibility of establishing liability against a government agency for negligence or misconduct, contact our personal injury lawyers online or by calling (619) 215-1488.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Craig McClellan was voted Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2019.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2020

    Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and earned the most votes of ANY lawyer for 2019 in San Diego.

  • Craig McClellan earned one of the top 50 verdicts in California, securing a $15,771,234 verdict for a client seriously injured in a car accident.

  • 2019 AV Preeminent Peer Rated

    Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

    Craig McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

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