Tort Claims Act Lawyers

Federal Tort Claims Act Settlement

The tort claims act lawyers at RGPH have handled local tort claims act, state tort claims act and federal tort claims act cases.  A tort claims act is essentially a list of procedures that an injured party must follow if they wish to make a claim against the government.  Tort claims acts all have notification requirements that are strictly enforced.  A tort claims act lawyer should handle the notice to the appropriate governmental entity to make certain that all claims are preserved and may be pursued against all potential defendants. 

Governments are also immune to certain types of claims and often their liability is governed by different standards than simple negligence.  The tort claims act lawyers at RGPH include Maria Patterson a former associate attorney for the Prince George's County Office of Law.  Tort claims act lawyer Maria Patterson defended Prince George's County and their employees in dozens of complex civil claims.  She routinely sought the dismissal of cases on the grounds that Prince George's County or their employees were immune from suit.  In addition, Maria Patterson has argued for the dismissal of cases for failure to comply with the notice requirements of the applicable tort claims acts.  In many of Maria Patterson's cases local and state government employees were accused of concurrent acts of negligence leading to a single injury.  In these cases, Maria Patterson worked with both State Tort Claims Acts as well s Local Tort Claims Acts. 

In 2012, lawyer George Patterson obtained a $525,000 recovery under the Federal Tort Claims Act for a client that sustained injuries when an in ground retractable vehicle barrier was improperly activated as the client entered a secure facility. The activation of the vehicle barrier stopped the driver's car instantly, totaling the car and severely injuring the driver.   Lawyer George Patterson successfully navigated the Federal Tort Claims Act administrative requirements and pursued the case in Federal Court.  Tort claims that relate to or involve national security procedures pose unique challenges to a tort claims act lawyer.  The federal government often will assert that certain information may not be disclosed in a tort claims act case.  The refusal to disclose certain information is authorized by federal statutes and enforced by the federal courts.  If a Federal Tort Claims Act lawyer is unable to prove their FTCA case without federally protected information the federal courts will dismiss the case.  A Federal Tort Claims Act lawyer needs to identify available sources of information to mount a successful Federal Tort Claims Act case.

The Federal Tort Claims Act has strict notice requirements and the failure to fully disclose claimed damages and liability claims can result in the case being dismissed or claims excluded.  It is critical to have a lawyer familiar with the Federal Tort Claims Act review your injury claim as soon as possible.  Please contact the tort claims act lawyers, Maria and George Patterson to schedule a free consultation at the Bowie office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson and Herriott.  A tort claims act lawyer at RGPH is available to offer a free consultation and may be reached at 301-383-1525.

Each case is different.  Past records are no assurance that our lawyers will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case.


The Bowie federal tort claims act and local tort claims act lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. Our clients are from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Mayo, Bethesda, Germantown, Olney, Beltsville, Deale, Bethesda, Severna Park, Largo, Landover, Oxon HIll, La Plata, Waldorf, Crofton, Columbia and Riverdale.
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