Sunday, July 19, 2015

Local Government Tort Claims Act limits rise in October 2015.

Effective October 1, 2015 the liability limits under the Local Government Tort Claims Act (LGTCA) will increase from $200,000 to $400,000 per individual claim and from $500,000 to $800,000 per total claims that arise from the same occurrence for damages from tortious acts or omissions.

The new law also extends the time limit for the notice requirement under LGTCA from 180 days to one year.

If you are injured because of some act or omission of a local governmental entity you now have one full year from the date of the act or omission to send the letter preserving your right to sue within the longer three year statute of limitations.  And if you are seriously injured, you may now collect more money.