You may have to file a government tort claim before you can sue. If you are injured at a public pool, it is likely that one of the parties facing potential liability will be a government entity. Personal injury lawsuits against the government typically must follow what are known as "Torts Claim Acts." Under these rules, you must first file a notice of claim with the government within a set period of time after you are injured. This allows the government the chance to settle or deny the claim. If the government denies the claim, you can then proceed with a personal injury case in civil court. Failure to follow these rules may prevent you from bringing suit for your injuries against the government.
Because there are many issues to consider when bringing a claim against a government entity, it's wise to have a legal professional on your side. If you are injured at a public pool, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you figure out the best way to seek compensation for your injuries.
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Editor's Note, June 14, 2016: This post was first published in June 2014. It has since been updated.
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