Galveston Texas Tort Claims Act Attorney | Lawyers that Sue Galveston or Texas

Galveston Texas Tort Claims Act lawyers may pursue cases against state the Texas, the City of Galveston or Galveston 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 Galveston Attorneys

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Subchapter B. Tort Liability of Governmental Units

Subchapter C. Exclusions and Exceptions

Subchapter D. Procedures

  • Sec. 101.101. Notice.
    • ALSO NOTE - That Galveston County, Texas has an additional Notice provision. It reads:

Section 7. Notice of Claims.

The City of Galveston shall never be liable for damages for the death or personal injuries of any person or for the damages or destruction of property of any kind, which does not constitute a taking or damaging of property under Article I, Section 17, Constitution of Texas, unless the person injured, if living, or the person's representatives, if deceased, or the owner, the person's attorney, or the person's agent of the property damaged or destroyed, shall give the City Council a notice in writing, duly verified by affidavit, of such death, injury, damage or destruction, within one hundred eighty (180) days after the same has been sustained, unless a longer notice period is otherwise provided by applicable state or federal law. The written notice shall specifically state when, where, and how the death, injury, damage or destruction occurred, the apparent extent of any such injury, the amount of damages sustained, the actual residence of the claimant by street and number at the date the claim is presented, the actual residence of such claimant for six months immediately preceding the occurrence of such death, injury, damage or destruction, and the names and addresses of all witnesses upon whom the claimant relies to establish the claim for damages. Failure to notify the city council within the time and manner specified herein shall exonerate, excuse and exempt the City of Galveston from any liability whatsoever. This provision shall not shorten the notice period provided in Section 101.101 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, as amended, or in a successor statute, nor shall this provision govern notice of any claim brought under federal statute or require the giving of notice by a person incapable of managing his or her own affairs by reason of minority or physical or mental incapacity.
(Ord. No. 89-17, § 3(22), 1-26-89; Ord. No. 91-95, § 4(22), 11-14-91; Ord. No. 96-59, § 17, 6-16-96)
Editor's note—
Section 7 of Article XIV of the charter was originally amended by the approval of Proposition No. 6 at a city charter amendment election held April 8, 1969. The results of the election were confirmed by Ord. No. 69-35, enacted April 17, 1969. The amendment changed the time for filing claims from 90 days to 45 days; deleted notice to the city manager; deleted provisions relating to actual notice by the city council or city manager and the waiver of notice by the city council.

Galveston City Council

P.O. Box 779
823 Rosenberg Street
Galveston, Texas 77553
Phone: (409) 797-3500


Please visit our Federal Tort Claims Act Lawyer page for an understanding of the difference between the state action and the federal action.

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