Navigating the Texas Tort Claim Act

Navigating municipal liability is a complex issue that carries significant implications for both government entitles and the individuals affected by accidents or negligence. Center to this legal landscape under the Texas Tort Claims Act (TTCA), a pivotal piece of legislation enacted in 1969 helps delineate the parameters of liability for local and state government bodies.

The TTCA serves as a framework for addressing the circumstances under which municipalities can be held accountable for damages resulting from various incidents, including accidents or acts of negligence. One of the most notable provisions of the TTCA is its waiver of sovereign or governmental immunity. This provision represents a pivotal legal shift in the legal terrain, as it permits individuals to seek compensation for property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death caused by governmental actions or oversights.

This waiver of immunity under the TTCA has significant implications. On one hand, it allows injury victims to pursue legal action and seek redress for their losses. On the other hand, it exposes municipalities to suit.

Despite this waiver of immunity, it’s essential to note that certain exemptions remain intact under the TTCA. Municipalities are not held liable for damages resulting from specific issues, such as potholes, sewer problems, water main breaks, and other incidents involving public facilities.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent acts, contact an experienced attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the longest standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim.