Claims Against the Government
California Government Vehicles and Dangerous Premises Lawyer
Filing a Claim against the Government in California
As with business or other organizations, cities, counties, and the state of California are responsible for its actions and those of its employees. If you were injured as a result of the negligence of a government employee or agency, you are entitled to a personal injury claim against those responsible.
The guidelines for filing a personal injury claim against the government are stricter than those for filing a claim against a private party. You must act quickly or forfeit your right to collect damages.
When suing a body such as San Francisco County or the city of Oakland, you not only are subject to strict deadlines for filing, but your personal injury claim must meet a stronger burden of proof than a claim against a private party. To successfully handle one of these difficult cases, a lawyer must have relevant experience and access to well-regarded experts.
If you would like our personal injury attorney, Reuben J. Donig, to review your claim, please contact our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation. Mr. Donig has been serving clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over thirty years, and is prepared to handle a wide variety of claims involving government agencies. Examples include:
- Injuries due to dangerous premises in public spaces, including government buildings, parks, defective roadways, sidewalks, and other state and county property; slip and fall accidents on defective stairways and irregular surfaces; assaults resulting from negligent security
- Auto accidents, including those involving government vehicles such as police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, and municipal dump trucks
- Animal attacks, including police dog and guard dog bites
If a member of your family has been seriously injured it is extremely important that you get a legal opinion before accepting any insurance settlement offer. If you would like to speak with our lawyer about your claim, please contact our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation.
No attorney fees unless we get results
All cases at our firm are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we charge no attorney fees unless our client recovers compensation as a result of our efforts.
Reuben J. Donig
San Mateo, California, Personal Injury Claims Lawyer