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.


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