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State & Federal Tort Claims

Matters of Jurisdiction in South Carolina

The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, help clients with matters that require attention in both state and federal courts.

The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, help clients with matters that require attention in both state and federal courts.

The firm's federal tort practice dovetails with its South Carolina personal injury practice, but leverages the experience of the attorneys to try cases in a wider range of courts and to help clients who may have been injured on federal property or due to the fault of the United States.

The Federal Tort Claims Act

The Federal Tort Claims Act is a legislative act that gives injured victims the opportunity to bring a claim or file a lawsuit against the United States in regard to events where the United States, if a private individual, could be held liable for the injury sustained by the victim.

While the Federal Tort Claims Act exempts liability for certain intentional acts and in instances arising from the military, claimants have the right to file suit for negligence.

Lawsuits against the State of South Carolina

In the same regard that claimants may file against the United States, a cause of action arising from negligence of the state of South Carolina, and/or an entity of the State may also be legitimate. Victims who were injured on state property because of the State's failure to provide a duty of care or who incurred loss because of other State negligence may be able to prove a personal injury claim.

The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, assists clients with actions against municipal authorities or actions that must be tried in federal courts, so that victims may retain their dignity and recover from losses.

If you are the victim of an injury that you believe falls under the Federal Tort Claims Act or that you believe is a cause of action against the State of South Carolina, please call the office now.

Call 1 866 374-3005 for state and federal tort claims in South Carolina.