Filing a federal tort claim in Cleveland can be tricky. You will be doing
a lot of waiting, and you need to know many steps and statues that the
average person has no knowledge of. In addition, there are state laws
that apply, making the federal tort claim process even more complex.

When filing a federal tort claim, you must be aware of any additional laws
that may apply in your state. These may include any notice or reporting
requirements. For example, for some malpractice cases against government
agencies, written medical certification is required that states there
was a breach in the standard of care. Expert reports must be filed within
a certain timeframe, depending on the state. Your lawyer can help you
determine what additional documentation is needed before filing your federal
tort claim.

There are also state statutes of repose. Even if you file your claim within
the appropriate time limits and begin negotiations with the agency, there
may be a state law regarding your time limits in such a case. When this
happens, the law states that the court must adhere to the law where the
incident occurred. Therefore, the state law would override the federal
law. Federal tort claims have many requirements, making them difficult
to file without a lawyer.

If you suffered a personal injury by the federal government, you could
be eligible to receive compensation. Consult with a Cleveland personal
injury attorney from
Mellino Law Firm. Contact us today at (440) 333-3800.