Lawsuits Against the City of Bellevue
Bellevue is frequently responsible for injuries to its citizens and visitors. There are a number of scenarios where a person may have injuries due to the negligence of the City of Bellevue as well. Some common personal injury claims that people file when suing the city of Bellevue include:
- Injuries occurring in a Bellevue public building or facility
- Injuries resulting from negligent actions of a Bellevue city worker or official
- Pedestrians hit by cars at dangerous crossings
- Being stuck by a vehicle driven by a Bellevue city employee on duty
- Being in a motor vehicle or pedestrian accident caused by a Bellevue Police Department officer perusing a criminal during a high-speed chase
Unfortunately, it might take you suing the City of Bellevue to get the attention of officials. Even more so to motivate them to make changes that will secure the safety of its citizens. If you believe you have a case for suing the City of Bellevue, contact Premier Law Group. Call 206.285.1743 today to speak directly with one of our attorneys.
Can the City of Bellevue Be Held Liable?
The city operates a number of other agencies. Their negligence may have also resulted in your injuries. Depending on where your accident took place or what agencies were involved, you may have a legitimate claim against the City of Bellevue, which also runs the city:
- Police Department
- Public Schools
- Public Utilities
- Animal Shelter
Suing the City of Bellevue for personal injuries can be difficult. It is hard to prove the case in a court of law and to get reasonable financial compensation also. If you believe that the City of Bellevue or one of its departments was responsible for your injuries you should seek the assistance of a qualified Bellevue personal injury attorney.
Lawsuits Against City Governments in Washington
According to RCW section 4.96.020, an injury or property damage claim brought against the state government can also be brought against the local government, a local official or employee.
Each local government has different rules for filing notice of the claim. Many of these local governments also provide written claim forms like the ones used by the State of Washington. For example, the City of Bellevue has a claim form on its website.
What is a Notice of Claim?
The City of Bellevue has notice of claim provisions in their statutes. These state that before a lawsuit begins, a notice of claim must be filed. You must also file this notice within a reasonable amount of time. Usually, this is within three to six months after the injury.
In Bellevue, you must file your claim within the statute of limitations for the state. However, there are different statutes of limitations for different types of claims in Washington. View these limitations at RCW 4.16.
A notice of claim usually contains the date of the injury, the nature of the incident, and supporting facts regarding the claim as well. A failure to file a claim may also result in a dismissal of the lawsuit.
The process for suing City of Bellevue is that:
The City of Bellevue cannot pay tort damages unless a claim complies with RCW 4.96.020 and Bellevue City Code 4.36. You must also file the claim with the City Clerk. The tort claim must be signed either by the claimant, their attorney or their legal guardian.
The Premier Law Group Difference
The Premier Law Group Difference is that our attorneys are real people, and we want to help real people.
At Premier Law Group, there’s no long winded attorney talking at you. We are upfront and on your side. Furthermore, we want to speak with you and see how we can help. We will even tell you if we aren’t the best for your case. We will, however, recommend someone who is. If you need help suing the City of Bellevue, we will tell you your rights and options. We will do whatever we can to give you answers and bring you justice.
Because of the first hand accounts of serious injuries and auto accidents we’ve seen, we aim to be as authentic as possible. We also hope to get you the best results possible. That’s why we have our Triple Guarantee. We also have our 5 non-negotiable goals:
- Always Serving Our Clients with Compassion and Excellence.
- Building Relationships Based on Trust
- Respectful and Regular Communication
- Bringing You Results You Deserve
- Providing Legal Knowledge to Victims & Their Families
Call Premier Law Group For a Free Consultation
Suing the City of Bellevue is different than suing a corporation or individual. There are specific procedures and court rules that also apply.
At Premier Law Group, we work with people who have been wronged by the City of Bellevue. We will also work to get financial compensation for our client’s injuries. We seek to bring change within our community to make the Bellevue area a better place as well.
If you are suffering from injuries and wish to sue the City of Bellevue, call the Premier Law Group for a free case review. If we can help, our attorneys will meet with you for a free legal consultation. We also want to help you better understand your legal rights and discuss your case in more detail.