CLAIMS AGAINST GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR EMPLOYEES

CLAIMS AGAINST GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR EMPLOYEES

In some jurisdictions, people who are injured by the wrongful conduct of a governmental body,

or an employee of a governmental body such as a state, county, city, township, school district,

etc., must give a formal notice to the government within a limited period of time or their right to

bring a claim may be extinguished. Wisconsin Statutes §893.80 provides in pertinent part that

within 120 days after the happening of the event giving rise to the claim written notice of the

circumstances of the claim must be served on the governmental subdivision or agency and on the

responsible officer and/or employee. With regard to a claim to recover damages for medical

malpractice, the time period is 180 days. In addition to the notice, a formal claim and itemized

statement of the relief sought must also be presented.

Individuals who have claims against governmental bodies are encouraged to seek legal counsel

as soon as possible.

Contact us about your claim against a government agency or employee.

Free consultation for injury claims.

Contact us to make an appointment.

1-800-676-1244 or gjegan@lacrosselaw.com.

Egan & Richgels, S.C.
201 Main Street, Suite 1010
La Crosse, WI 54601
Toll Free 800-658-9448
Local 608-784-1605
Fax: 608-785-1303
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Gregory J. Egan is Certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.