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Maine Tort Claims Act (MTCA)

Your case against a governmental agency may be tough, but we are prepared to fight

If you've been injured due to someone's negligence, you can rely on an experienced Maine personal injury law firm: The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. Our attorneys are prepared to listen to you and provide quality legal guidance.

You may have a complex and difficult personal injury case if a governmental agency has acted negligently and caused your injury. The Maine Tort Claims Act provides "governmental entities" and government employees immunity from personal injury lawsuits that seek recovery of damages. While the law protects governmental entities, Maine law does have some exceptions to immunity.

A governmental entity may be liable for bodily injury, property damage or death in some personal injury cases involving the following:

  • Ownership, maintenance or use of vehicles, machinery and equipment
  • Public buildings (for example, maintenance and construction of places such as courthouses and schools)
  • Discharge of pollutants
  • Road construction, street cleaning or repair

Keep in mind that every case is different. It's important to discuss the facts of your specific case with an experienced lawyer.

Let our Maine personal injury lawyers guide you

Choose a tough-minded Maine lawyer: Call Joe. Our attorneys have been helping Maine families obtain justice for more than three decades.

A case involving governmental negligence can be challenging, but we are ready to put our experience and resources to work for you. Contact our offices today for a free and confidential consultation. There is no obligation, and you don't pay us anything unless you win.