The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is an important federal statute that allows individuals to sue the federal government. The experienced civil rights attorneys at Miller Law Group can help you navigate this act if you were harmed by the federal government.
While Bivens actions allow you to file a civil lawsuit against federal agents for constitutional violations, the FTCA allows you to name the federal government itself as a defendant. This is an important exception to the federal government’s sovereign immunity.
Initially, the Act only applied to the negligent actions of the government and excluded actions for intentional torts including assault, battery, false imprisonment, and many others. However, the Act was amended in 1974 to allow suits against the federal government for the forgoing intentional torts committed by federal law enforcement agents and correctional officers.
While the FTCA is an important exception to the federal government’s sovereign immunity, it comes with a host of unique procedural and substantive rules.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a federal law enforcement or correctional officer, contact Miller Law Group today for a free consultation or call us at (919) 348-4361. Our experience civil rights lawyers can help you hold the government accountable.