Victoria Texas Tort Claims Act Attorney | Lawyers that Sue Victoria or Texas

Victoria Texas Tort Claims Act lawyers may pursue cases against state the Texas, the City of Victoria or Victoria County, Texas. In order to accomplish this task, they must follow the rules set forth in the Texas Tort Claims Act.

Texas Tort Claims Act Victoria Attorneys

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Subchapter B. Tort Liability of Governmental Units

Subchapter C. Exclusions and Exceptions

Subchapter D. Procedures

Section 1. - Notice of claims.

Before the City of Victoria shall be liable for damages for the death or personal injuries of any person or for damages to property of any kind which does not constitute a taking or damaging of property under Article 1, Section 17 of the Constitution of the State of Texas, the person injured, if living, or legal representatives, if dead, or the owner of the property damaged shall give the City Council or the City Manager notice in writing of such death, injury, or damage, duly verified by affidavit, within six months after the same has been sustained, stating specifically in such written notice the damage or injury claimed; the incident giving rise to the damage or injury claimed; when, where, and how the death, injury, or damage, occurred and the apparent extent of such injury; the amount of the damages sustained; the actual residence of the claimant by street and number on the date the claim is presented; the actual residence of such claimant for six months immediately preceding the occurrence of such death, injury, or damage; and the names and addresses of all witnesses upon whom it is relied to establish a claim for damages; and the failure so to notify the City Council or the City Manager within the time and manner specified herein shall exonerate, excuse, and exempt the City of Victoria from any liability whatsoever. No act of any officer or employee of the City of Victoria shall waive compliance or estop the City from requiring compliance with the provisions of this section as to notice, but such provisions may be waived by resolution of the City Council made and passed before the expiration of the six month period herein provided and evidenced by the Minutes of the City Council. In accordance with state law, these notice requirements do not apply if the city has actual notice that death has occurred, that the claimant has received some injury, or that the claimant's property has been damaged.

Section 2. - Limitation on liability for damages.

The City of Victoria shall not be liable for damages to anyone on account of any defect in, obstruction on, or anything else in connection with any sidewalk, street, avenue, alley or public place, unless and until it be shown that some person in the employment of the City of Victoria, and having superintendence or control of the work on the sidewalks, streets, avenues, alleys, or public places, had actual notice of such defect, obstruction, or other thing for a length of time sufficient before such injury was received to have remedied such condition of the sidewalk, street, avenue, alley or public place before the injury was received.

City Secretary's office for the City of Victoria

Scarlet Swoboda
City Secretary
City Hall, First Floor
Victoria, Texas
(361) 485-3040


Please visit our Federal Tort Claims Act Lawyer page for an understanding of the difference between the state action and the federal action.

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