What can I do if a county employee damaged my car while mowing on public roadand the County rejects covering the damage?

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What can I do if a county employee damaged my car while mowing on public roadand the County rejects covering the damage?

It insists there was no negligence behavior by the the employee.

Asked on April 15, 2013 under Accident Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You can sue: the alleged perpetrator of the damage, or his/her employer (i.e. the country) is not the final word on whether or not there is liability. Instead, you can sue the employee and the country for damages, in which case a court will decide if there was negligence or other wrongful behavior which caused the damage. Be aware that there are short timelines for instituting a suit against a government body and also strict paperwork requirements; if you have not done so yet, consult with an attorney immediately.


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