Who is at fault in a San Antonio car accident involving a military vehicle?

San Antonio military car accidents are more prevalent than in most other cities. This is due to the fact that San Antonio has four military bases, which has earned it the official name “Military City USA®.” The bases include: Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base.

Have you suffered injury in a car accident that involved a military or government vehicle? If so, you might be able to sue the government for damages based on the Federal Tort Claims Act.

What is the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)?

The FTCA is a federal law that holds the federal government responsible for damages caused by a military or government employee. The government is accountable when a military person or government official harms another person through negligence, a wrongful act or omission. In addition, employees must be acting within the scope of their official duties for the government to be liable.

How does the FTCA work in the event of San Antonio military car accidents?

When filing an injury claim with the federal government, you must include the following information:

  • A federal government employee damaged your property or injured you
  • The damage or injury took place while the government worker was involved with work duties
  • The employee acted negligently or wrongfully
  • Damages and/or injury resulted from the negligent or wrongful action

How does the federal government cover the claim?

You will not be dealing with insurance companies the way you would with most car accidents. The federal government does not carry insurance. Instead, it acts as a self-insurer.

Because there are different rules involved with suing the government, it is wise to consult with a skilled attorney. A seasoned lawyer who is familiar with these types of claims can take effective action to help you recover compensation.

Consult with an attorney who can handle San Antonio military car accidents

The Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz has helped countless victims recover compensation in all types of vehicle accidents. We assist clients nationwide and throughout Texas, including clients in the San Antonio, Galveston and Houston areas. Arrange a free consultation today to evaluate your potential case.