The Government is Not Immune From the Law

Federal Torts Claims, Military Claims and Foreign Claims

At Cravens & Noll, we have decades of experience fighting for the common man in federal claims court. Historically, the United States government claimed immunity from being sued in civil court. The Federal Tort Claims Act, the Military Claims Act and the Foreign Claims Act effectively waive that immunity and open the door for people injured on account of government actions to sue the government for compensation.

The President of our law firm, Joe Cravens, worked as an Army Judge Advocate and served two years as the chief of medical claims for the Southern Command and litigated over 68 million dollars in medical malpractice claims. He also served 2 years on the Risk Management Committee and Credentialing Committee, at Gorgas Army Hospital.

The Federal Tort Claims Act allows private citizens to sue for financial compensation for torts committed by employees or agents acting on behalf of the government. The Military Claims act is almost identical, except it applies to injuries to United States citizens overseas, and the Foreign Claims Act applies to injuries to foreign people that occur overseas.

Experienced Federal Tort Claims Act Litigators

We have represented over 25,000 Virginians across 4 decades in business and we can help you navigate these different acts of legislation.

Personal Injury & Property Damage

In general, civilians can bring a lawsuit against the federal government if employees, active duty military, mailmen and other government workers cause personal injuries or property damage in course of their employment. The federal government is liable to the same extent that a private citizen would be in the same circumstances according to the law of the state in which the lawsuit is commenced.

Medical Malpractice, Hospital Negligence & ER Errors

The government is liable for injuries that occur on military bases, the majority of which involve malpractice and hospital negligence injuries to dependents of military personnel on bases and to veterans in the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospitals.

Car Accidents & Motorcycle Accidents

Although many people don’t think of it, the U.S. Army and Navy combined for more than 25,000 accidents in 2000. This makes sense as so many military personnel are young adults between the ages of 18-25, the most dangerous driving demographic.

Plane Crashes & Ship Collisions

When a military plane goes down, especially if it is due to pilot error or air traffic control errors, the government is liable for the damages caused by its agents’ negligence. It is common for people to be injured by the federal government in plane, bus, or train accidents.

Put experience on your side and contact our team at Cravens & Noll today. We will fight for what you deserve and ensure justice is always served.

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