Macomb County Auto Accident Attorneys – Goverment Vehicle AccidentsIf you have been injured in an automobile accident involving a government owned vehicle, your rights to recover may not be the same as when the other vehicle is privately owned. It is extremely important that you have a knowledgeable attorney help you, your family member or friends when an auto accident involves a government entity or government employee. A policy known as Governmental Immunity protects government agencies and employees from liability for their actions.
Vehicle Liability Exception to Governmental Immunity
One of the more common exceptions to government immunity, is automobile accidents, when government employees or government vehicles are involved. These accidents involve emergency vehicles, police cars, fire trucks, road repair vehicles, buses and any other government owned motor vehicle.
Monetary Damages may be Limited in a Governmental Motor Vehicle Claim
The Michigan Appellate courts have recently changed Michigan automobile damages law relating to governmental owned or operated motor vehicles. Our courts are interpreting the governmental immunity statutes to limit you recovery to only injuries to your body or property damage. They are now excluding damages and claims for mental and emotional pain and injuries. This means it is more important than ever for you, your family or friends to call one of the attorneys at Thomas, Garvey and Garvey for a free consultation to insure that you get all of the money your claim entitles you to.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact our Macomb County law office today to discuss your auto accident with a lawyer. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis — you pay no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you. You can reach us by phone at 586-779-7810, toll free at 866-232-5775 or via e-mail.