Deer Park Texas Tort Claims Act Attorney | Lawyers that Sue Deer Park or Texas

Deer Park Texas Tort Claims Act lawyers may pursue cases against state the Texas, the City of Deer Park or Harris County, Texas. In order to accomplish this task, they must follow the rules set forth in the Texas Tort Claims Act.

Texas Tort Claims Act Deer Park Attorneys

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Subchapter B. Tort Liability of Governmental Units

Subchapter C. Exclusions and Exceptions

Subchapter D. Procedures

  • Sec. 101.101. Notice.
  • Section 9.05. - Damages; suit.

    Before the city shall be liable to damage claim or suit for personal injury or damage to property, the person who is injured or whose property is damaged or someone in his behalf shall give the city manager, or the city secretary, notice in writing within thirty (30) days after the occurrence of the alleged injury, or damage, stating specifically in such notice when, where and how the injury or damage was sustained, and setting forth the extent of the injury or damage as accurately as possible, and giving the names and addresses of all witnesses known to claimant upon whose testimony such person is relying to establish the injury or damage. No action at law for damages shall be brought against the city for personal injury or damage to property prior to the expiration of sixty (60) days after the notice hereinbefore described has been filed with the city manager or the city secretary. After the expiration of the sixty (60) days aforementioned, the complainant may then have two (2) years in which to bring an action at law. In case of injuries resulting in death, the person or persons claiming damage therefor shall within thirty (30) days after the death of the injured person give notice as above required in case of personal injury. It is further provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to mean that the City of Deer Park waives any rights, privileges, defenses or immunities in tort actions which are provided under the common law, the constitution and general laws of the State of Texas as now or hereafter amended.

    (a) The council shall have no power to, and shall not accept or admit liability in, or pay, any claim for damages asserted against the city without first obtaining a written opinion from the city attorney regarding the city's liability therein.
  • Section 9.06. - Damages; limitations.

    The City of Deer Park shall not be liable for damages to anyone, on account of any defect in, obstruction on, or anything else in connection with any sidewalk, street, alley, or public place, unless and until it be shown that some person in the employment of the city and having superintendence or control of the work on the streets, alleys or public places, had actual notice of such defect, obstruction or other thing, for a sufficient length of time before such injury was received to have remedied such condition of the street, alley or public place before the injury was received.

City Secretary's office for the City of Deer Park

Sandra Watkins
City Secretary, TRMC, CMC
710 E San Augustine
Deer Park, TX
(281) 478-7248


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