Redwood City, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: I submitted a claim against the City of Redwood City for injury on 1/6/2020. How long does the City have to respond?

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There are multiple parts to the answer. A government tort claim (if that is what you are referencing) can be accepted, denied or it can be deemed denied after a certain period of time. The governmental agency should have some information - usually on a website - explaining a little more about their process. Not all of them have the same procedures but I would suggest that if you don't hear anything back from them in 60 days you make some further inquires and possibly file the suit. You should also consider getting an attorney involved on your behalf.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez agrees with this answer

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

i would be surprised if you could do this without a lawyer.

if you have talked to lawyers and they don't want the case that is b/c it either does not have value or liability.

contact a lawyer in your community........asap

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Lawsuits against governmental entities must be filed before six months from the incident. Once you file , you should get a response within two to three months. It depends whether you are dealing with a small or big government entity. If after three months, you do not hear from there , go to an attorney or file your case. Best of luck.

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