Denton Texas Tort Claims Act Attorney | Lawyers that Sue Denton or Texas
Denton Texas Tort Claims Act lawyers may pursue cases against state the Texas, the City of Denton or Denton County, Texas. In order to accomplish this task, they must follow the rules set forth in the Texas Tort Claims Act.
- Sec. 101.021. Governmental Liability.
- Sec. 101.0211. No Liability for Joint Enterprise.
- Sec. 101.0215. Liability of a Municipality.
- Sec. 101.022. Duty Owed: Premise and Special Defects.
- Sec. 101.023. Limitation on Liability on Amount of Liability.
- Sec. 101.024. Exemplary Damages.
- Sec. 101.025. Waiver of Governmental Immunity Permission to Sue.
- Sec. 101.026. Individual's Immunity Preserved.
- Sec. 101.027. Liability Insurance.
- Sec. 101.028. Workers' Compensation Insurance.
- Sec. 101.029. Liability for Certain Conduct of State Prison Inmates.
- Sec. 101.051. School and Junior College Districts Partially Excluded.
- Sec. 101.052. Legislative.
- Sec. 101.053. Judicial.
- Sec. 101.054. State Military Personnel.
- Sec. 101.055. Certain Governmental Functions.
- Sec. 101.056. Discretionary Powers.
- Sec. 101.057. Civil Disobedience and Intentional Torts.
- Sec. 101.058. Landowner's Liability.
- Sec. 101.059. Attractive Nuisances.
- Sec. 101.060. Traffic and Road Control Devices.
- Sec. 101.061. Tort Committed Before January 1, 1970.
- Sec. 101.062. 9-1-1 Emergency Service.
- Sec. 101.063. Members of Public Health District.
- Sec. 101.064. Land Acquired Under Foreclosure of Lien.
- Sec. 101.065. Negligence of Off-Duty Law Enforcement Officers.
- Sec. 101.066. Computer Date Failure.
- Sec. 101.067. Graffiti Removal.
Sec. 101.101. Notice.
- ALSO NOTE - That Denton County, Texas has an additional Notice provision. It reads:
(d)The City of Denton shall never be liable for death or personal injury of a person or for property damages of any kind unless within ninety (90) days after the occurrence causing the damage, death, injury, or destruction a notice in writing by or on behalf of the person injured or claiming damages, if living, or the person's representative, if dead, or the owners of the property injured or destroyed is delivered to the city manager stating specifically and accurately in complete detail when, where, and how the exact death, injury, destruction, or damages occurred, the full extent of the injury, the basis of the claim, and the amount of damages claimed or asserted. This notice shall also include the residence of the claimant by street number on the date the claim is presented, the residence of the claimant for six (6) months immediately preceding the occurrence of the death, injury, or destruction, and the names and addresses of all witnesses that are known at the time upon who it is relied to establish the claim for damages; provided, however, nothing in this subsection shall be construed to affect or repeal the provision in subsection (e) of this section relating to the liability of the city for damages on account of injuries received on the public streets, highways, alleys, grounds, public works, and public places of the city.
(e)The City of Denton shall never be liable for personal injury or property damages resulting from any defect in any public street, highway, alley, grounds or public work of the city unless the specific defect causing the injury or damage shall have been known to the city manager from personal inspection or written notice thereof for a period of at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the occurrence of the injury or damage and proper diligence shall not have been used to rectify the defect after such inspection or notice. Such notice shall be required whether the defect arose from any act or omission of the city itself through its agent or employee, or otherwise.
(f)No provision of this section shall ever be so construed to expand the liability of the city.
(Ord. No. 99-057, Amend. No. 3, 2-16-99, ratified 5-1-99; Ord. No. 2006-232, Amend. No. 2, 8-28-06, ratified 11-7-06)
Jennifer Walters, City Secretary
Jane Richardson, Assistant City Secretary
215 E. McKinney
Denton, Texas 76201
(940) 349-8309; fax (940) 349-8596
- Sec. 101.102. Commencement of Suit.
- Sec. 101.103. Legal Representation.
- Sec. 101.104. Evidence of Insurance Coverage.
- Sec. 101.105. Settlement.
- Sec. 101.106. Election of Remedies.
- Sec. 101.107. Payment and Collection of Judgment.
- Sec. 101.108. Ad Valorem Taxes for Payment of Judgment.
- Sec. 101.109. Payment of Claims against Certain Universities.
Please visit our Federal Tort Claims Act Lawyer page for an understanding of the difference between the state action and the federal action.
Denton attorneys that sue the City of Denton, or Denton County or the state of Texas Serve
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