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Steps to Filing a Government Claim in West Virginia

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If injured in a car accident with a government vehicle and you are entitled to file a claim, there are certain steps that must be taken. Injury lawyers in Clarksburg, WV, may be able to help if the accident was caused by distracted driving or any type of negligent behavior.

Steps to File a Claim against the Government

The first step is to fill out a claim form, which can be obtained by the public agency responsible. Because the timeframe is usually short, it might be a good idea to send it certified mail so you can prove it was submitted.

The second step is to await a reply. If your claim is approved, you can expect your damages to be paid. If not, you most likely will want to secure legal representation.

The final step would be to file your claim with the U.S. District Court. Keep in mind that in some circumstances it can be difficult to sue if you were involved in a car accident with a government vehicle. Talking with a lawyer can help you better understand your rights.

Seeking Help from Injury Lawyers in Clarksburg WV

For help learning the legal options that may be available, contact an injury lawyer at The Miley Legal Group at 1-877-652-1031. We can help if you believe negligence was the cause of your car accident with a government vehicle.

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Written by
Tim Miley
Tim Miley is the founder of The Miley Legal Group. After earning his undergraduate degree in finance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, Tim attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Tim is admitted to practice in all courts in West Virginia and is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, the West Virginia American Association for Justice, the West Virginia Bar Association and the Harrison County Bar Association.
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