If you have been injured in a Michigan accident with a United States Postal Truck or other federally owned car or vehicle, you need to be aware that there is an entirely different set of laws for filing those cases. The failure to comply with those laws and requirements will completely destroy your case. These laws are different for these type of car accidents because the federal government is the party that must be sued in the lawsuit.
Postal Vehicle & Mail Truck Accidents Under Federal Tort Claims Act
Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) notice of an injury claim must be made within 2 years of the car accident or truck accident to the appropriate Federal Agency that caused the automobile accident, like the U.S. Postal service. This is shorter than the three year statute of limitations for filing a car accident case in Michigan. Notice must be made by completing an administrative claim form, also known as a Form 95. You must properly complete the form for all claims, including both personal injury claims and property damage claims. If the claim is denied, you have only six months from the date of the denial to to file your lawsuit against that federal agency.
Finding Your Michigan Postal Truck Accident Lawyer
Victims of auto accidents do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately after the accident. When choosing your Federal Tort Claims Act lawyer, it is key to choose the right lawyer so that you may receive a fair settlement. Your car accident lawyer can also help you receive all of your No-Fault Insurance benefits, including medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and other benefits.
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Contact Your Michigan Mail Truck Accident Attorney
For more information about your rights after a Michigan truck accident or car accident with a federally owned vehicle, call us at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced Federal Tort Claims Act accident lawyer or simply submit this contact form and someone will call you shortly.