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

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Subchapter B. Tort Liability of Governmental Units

Subchapter C. Exclusions and Exceptions

Subchapter D. Procedures

Section 2.05. - Tort Liability and Mandatory Written Notice.

(a) Before the City shall be liable for damages for the death or personal injuries of any person or for damages to or destruction of property of any kind (which does not constitute a taking or damaging of property under Article 1, Section 17, Constitution of the State of Texas), the person injured (if living), or his representatives (if deceased), or the parent or guardian of a minor child, or the legal guardian of a person declared non compos mentis, or the owner or his agent or attorney of the property damaged or destroyed, shall give the Mayor or City Secretary written notice of such death, injury, damage, or destruction within six months after it has been sustained.

(b) The written notice shall state specifically when, where, and how the death, injury, damage, or destruction occurred; the apparent extent of the injury, damages, or destruction; the dollar amount of damages sustained and claimed; both the mailing address and the actual residence of the claimant by street number and name, town, state, and zip code on the date the claim is presented; the actual residence of the claimant by street number and name, town, state, and zip code for six months immediately preceding the occurrence of such death, injury, damage, or destruction; and the names and complete addresses of all witnesses upon whom it is relied to establish the claim for damages.

(c) The failure to so notify the Mayor or City Secretary within the time and manner specified shall release the City from any liability. No act of any officer or employee of the City shall waive compliance, or stop the City from requiring compliance, with the provisions of this Section as to notice.

(d) The notice requirements of this section will not apply, if State law mandates that actual notice to the City is sufficient that a death has occurred, the claimant has received some injury, or the claimant's property has been damaged.

City Secretary's office for the City of Bay City

Rhonda Clegg
City Secretary
(979) 245-6550

Cecelia Allen
Deputy City Secretary    
1901 Fifth Street
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 245-5311


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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