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Federal Tort

Laurel Federal Tort Claims Lawyers

Educating Our Clients About Their Rights in This Complex Case

McGowan & Cecil, LLC is a full-service personal injury law firm in Maryland. We handle a wide spectrum of injury claims, including Federal Tort Claims Act cases against the United States government or claims against negligent third parties. Our experienced Laurel personal injury attorneys welcome inquiries from injured governmental contractors, injured army, and navy personnel dependents. We offer free initial consultations and case evaluations to help you understand your rights in this complex injury case.

If you or your loved one has been injured while serving the government, contact our firm to learn more about your options in filing a claim. We can be reached via email or phone at (301) 761-2007.

Understanding The Federal Tort Claims Act

If you are a service member of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army or another branch of the military, you probably already know that you cannot sue the government if you are injured in the course of duty.

On the other hand, you might not know that the following provisions exist:

  • Your dependents such as your spouse and child or children can make an injury claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act if they are injured in a military hospital or on any other government property.
  • You could file an injury claim against a negligent third party such as a subcontractor or an equipment manufacturer if you, the military service member, were injured in the course of your service.

Were you injured in a fire, a car accident or an explosion caused by a government worker or a slip-and-fall accident on government property such as a negligent military hospital? We can help you determine how to pursue and obtain maximum available compensation.

Contact Our Firm for Injuries Caused By The Government

For information, advice, and representation in injury cases involving military claims, contact McGowan & Cecil, LLC. Discuss the facts of your case with one of our experienced and knowledgeable Laurel Federal Tort Claims attorneys.

Reach us at (301) 761-2007 or via email to schedule your free consultation!

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Client Victories

Exceptional Service & Proven Results
  • $250,000 Boating Injury

    Our client was a passenger on a boat that crashed into a seawall at night. The collision caused severe injuries to our client. We obtained a policy limits award of $250,000.00.

  • $872,354 Head-On Collision

    Our client's vehicle was struck head on when another driver crossed the center line and came into incoming traffic. The force of the impact caused serious head trauma to our client, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The insurance company settled after a complaint was filed and awarded our client $872,354.

  • $400,000 Pedestrian Injury

    Our client was working traffic control, directing traffic due to road construction, when a driver failed to obey the stop signal and struck him. The impact caused a severe, painful, and permanent injury to his leg. After a full trial, a jury awarded our client $400,000.

  • $250,000 Police Misconduct & Excessive Force

    Defendant police officers violated several of our client's constitutional rights by committing acts of excessive force, police misconduct, false imprisonment, and improper supervision. In the end PG County settled after a complaint was filed and awarded our client $250,000.

  • $650,000 Rear-End Collision

    Our client's vehicle was stopped for traffic when a bus rear-ended a car behind her in traffic- causing two other cars to rear end one another and subsequently rear-end her. Our client suffered serious debilitating injuries to her body- causing an inability to work. In the end our client received a settlement of $650,000.


Why McGowan & Cecil?

  • Our attorneys possess more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
  • We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
  • Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
  • We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on individual cases.
  • We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.

Client Testimonials

We Put Our Clients First
  • “If you are looking for a powerful and well-connected personal injury attorney, first consult McGowan and Cecil and you won’t need to look any further. They are exceptionally skilled in handling traumatic and life altering personal injury cases.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am beyond pleased with how Attorney Scott Stengel handled my case. From our the first conversation he made me feel comfortable with his knowledge in law and I felt like my case was a priority.”

    - Arlondria
  • “If you are looking for a lawyer that is going to be up front and honest and truly give it their all then Scott is the man. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case that you may have.”

    - Ciara