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

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


     Before the City of Austin 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 does not constitute a taking or damaging of property under Article I, Section 17, Constitution of Texas, the person injured, if living, or his or her representatives, if dead, or the owner of the property damaged or destroyed, shall give the city council or city manager notice in writing of such death, injury, damage or destruction, duly verified by affidavit, within forty-five (45) days after same has been sustained, stating specifically in such written notice when, where, and how the death, injury, damage or destruction, occurred, and 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 (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 council or city manager 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 estop 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 forty-five-day period herein provided, and evidenced by minutes of the council.


     The City of Austin 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 of Austin be liable for damages to anyone on account of any defect, 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.

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301 West 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 974-2200


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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