Federal Tort Claims Representation That Will Fight for You Every Step of the Way

Rapid City Federal Tort Claims

We Are on Your Side

While the United States government exists for the American people and aims to protect them, there are unfortunate instances where the people are wronged and the need to sue the government presents itself. Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP, in Rapid City has the experience and reliability you need for your federal tort claims.

The Federal Tort Claims Act allows for civil litigation for actions arising from the negligent acts of agents of the United States. The Federal Tort Claims Act was originated in 1946 and the civil litigation lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP, have extensive experience in dealing with this type of claim.

Examples of claims that can be made against the United States include:

  • "Controlled" fires that damaged property
  • Assaults by certain federal law enforcement officers or employees
  • Negligence by federal employees

Claims that cannot be brought against the United States include:

  • Charges against a federal employee or agent acting in his or her governmental discretion
  • Libel or slander
  • Loss of personal belongings

Don’t Wait to File a Claim

The Federal Tort Claims Act requires specific steps to be followed to properly bring a claim. This area of law is highly specialized and the civil litigation lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP have experience successfully bringing claims under this act. Generally, a person only has two years to bring a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act.


Trust Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP

Our attorneys have seen firsthand the resilience of people responding to serious injury but needing help to navigate the legal issues of fault, causation, and damages. You can count on us to tell the story of our clients who often become the hero of an often-tragic set of circumstances set into motion by the fault of another. We are more than attorneys- we are your ally in your fight for justice.

If you believe you have a claim against the Federal government for damages to your person or property, call the experienced civil litigation lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP, at (605) 519-6136.

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