Accidents with US Postal Trucks and Vehicles
If you are injured in a collision involving a U.S. Postal Truck, did you know you have less time to file your claim than people injured in other accidents in the state of Washington? Did you know that you need to file your lawsuit in federal court? Because of the complexity of these requirements, it’s important that you immediately consult with an attorney experienced in Federal Tort Claims after an accident involving a U.S. Postal truck or vehicle. Our lawyers offer a free consultation for people injured in accidents involving the U.S. Postal Service.Important Time Limitations on Claims Against U.S. Postal Service
Claims against the U.S. Postal Service are regulated by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C.S. §1346. Under the FTCA, a tort claim against the U.S. Postal Service is barred unless it is presented in writing to the appropriate agency “within two years after such claim accrues.” 28 U.S.C.S. §2401(b). This means that you must file your tort claims notice with the U.S. Postal Service within two years. Thereafter, the injured person must file a lawsuit within 6 months after the date of mailing by the government of its notice of final denial of the claim. If the U.S. Postal Service fails to make a final disposition of a claim within 6 months after it is filed, the injured party may file a lawsuit in federal court without waiting for a final denial. These rules can be complex and you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your rights following a collision with a U.S. Postal truck or vehicle.What Should I Do If I am Injured in an Accident With a U.S. Postal Truck?
If you are injured as a result of an accident with a U.S. Postal truck, it is important that you contact the police to investigate the collision and get immediate medical attention if you are injured. While the facts of some collisions may be simple, other accidents may require some investigation to determine fault. By contacting an agency to investigate the accident with the U.S. Postal truck, you will be able to gather more information than if no accident investigation took place, including the names of witnesses at the scene. You should attempt to get photographs of the damage to the vehicles involved and the scene, if possible. Because the nature and extent of your injuries may not be immediately apparent at the scene, you should get evaluated by a medical doctor as soon as possible following the collision.Free Consultation
Our award-winning personal injury lawyers are experienced in claims against the U.S. Postal Service and offer a free consultation to help you determine the types of compensation you may be able to collect. Compensation for injuries may include damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other compensation depending on the specific facts of your injuries.