Corpus Christi Texas Tort Claims Act Attorney | Lawyers that Sue Corpus Christi or Texas

Corpus Christi Texas Tort Claims Act lawyers may pursue cases against state the Texas, the City of Corpus Christi or Nueces 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 Corpus Christi 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 Nueces County, Texas has an additional Notice provision. It reads:

Sec. 17-16. - Same—Notice to mayor and city council; city not liable for injuries, damages, etc., upon failure to give notice.

Before the city shall be liable for damages for the death or personal injuries of any person or for damage to or destruction of property of any kind, which do not constitute a taking or damaging of property under Article I, Section 17, Constitution of Texas, the person injured, if living, or his representatives, if dead, or the owner of the property damaged or destroyed, shall give the mayor or city council notice in writing of such death, injury, damage or destruction, within one hundred eighty (180) days after the occurrences not subject to the Texas Tort Claims Act, stating specifically in such written notice when, how and where the death, injury, damage or destruction occurred and the apparent extent of any such injury, the amount of damages sustained, the actual residence of such claimant for six (6) months immediately preceding the occurrence of such death, injury, damage or destruction, and the names and addresses of all witnesses upon whom it is relied to establish the claim for damages; and the failure to so notify the mayor or city council within the time and manner specified herein shall exonerate, excuse and exempt the city from any liability whatsoever. 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, but such provisions may be waived by resolution of the council made and passed before the expiration of the one-hundred-eighty-day period herein provided or period allowed by the Texas Tort Claims Act and evidenced by minutes of the council.

(1966 Supp., § 2-4.1; Ord. No. 16025, § 1, 2-11-1981; Ord. No. 16455, § 1, 8-12-1981)
Editor's note—
Formerly numbered § 17-12.

State law reference— Required notice in death or personal injury cases, V.A.C.S. art. 6252—19.

Sec. 17-17. - Same—City not liable for damages on account of certain conditions existing.

The city shall not be liable for damages to anyone, on account of any defect in, obstruction on, or anything else in connection with any sidewalk in the city; nor shall the city be liable for damages to anyone on account of any defect in, obstruction on, or anything else in connection with any street, alley, or public place, other than any sidewalk, 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.

(1966 Supp., § 2-4.2)
Editor's note—
Formerly numbered § 17-13.


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