Were You In A Car Accident In Monroe, Georgia With A United States Post Office Truck?
If so, you may be wondering how you sue the Post Office for your injuries. Please see below a breakdown on suing the United States Post Office.
The Federal Tort Claims Act
Lawsuits against the United States Post Office are governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act, which is federal law. Most lawsuits in Georgia are governed by Georgia law, but since the United States Post Office is a federal entity, federal law applies.
Notice Required Before Filing Lawsuit
If you want to sue the United State Post Office, you must first put the Post Office on notice of the claim in writing by certified or registered mail.
Once the Post Office denies your claim or six months pass (whichever occurs first), you can file your lawsuit.
Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, attorneys may only charge their clients 20% of the total recovery if the claim is settled prior to filing a lawsuit. If the claim becomes a lawsuit, then attorneys may charge their clients 25% of the total recovery.
Punitive damages, which are allowed under Georgia law, are not allowed under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Contact Bartlett Benton
If you were rear-ended by a Post Office truck in Monroe, Georgia and would like a free case evaluation, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414.