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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 Laurel tort claim lawyer 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.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

The nuances that follow with these claims alone are enough reason to seek out legal assistance. If you fail to follow proper procedure, you risk your claim being permanently denied.

The Laurel Federal Tort attorneys at McGowan & Cecil, LLC have handled numerous Federal Tort claims. If you have been injured, do not hesitate to reach out to discuss the possibility of having a case.

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
  • $90,000 Injury due to Negligent Upkeep

    Due to defective maintenance, there was a large gap in a parking lot surface. As our client rolled over it, the gap caused her wheelchair to tip over. She fell face first to the ground.

  • $ 90,000 Automobile Injury

    Our client was stopped for traffic on 495 when she was rear-ended by a commerical truck. The client sustained permanent thoracic and lumbar strains with L2-L5 disk bulges/protrusions.

  • $89,500 Reckless Driving

    The defendant exited a parking lot and came across several lanes of traffic, striking our client's vehicle. The force of the impact caused our client muscle spasms, lumbar sprains, and lumbar fractures.

  • $600,000 Wrongful Death

    The Defendant property owner failed to inspect, repair, and maintain the premises of a house for rent. Unattended repairs included electrical defects, and these defects ultimately started a fire.

  • $572,448.40 High-Speed Collision

    Our client was rear-ended at a high speed while sitting in traffic. In the aftermath, she was unable to exit on her own and she had to be extricated from her vehicle. She had also hit her head on the inside of the vehicle. As a result, she suffered from traumatic brain injuries.

  • $500,000 Slip and Fall

    Our client was walking into the break room at work when she slipped on a wet floor. The floor had recently been mopped, but no signs were erected to warn her or others. Her injuries included both back surgeries and two knee replacements.

  • $490,000 Convenience Store Injury

    A case of water fell off of the shelf onto our client's head while she was shopping. Our client suffers from permanent head, shoulder, and vision injuries as a result.

  • $371,000 Workplace Injury

    Our client was working on some pipes when suddenly pressurized water blew off the metal cap and bolts. The metal pieces struck him in the leg with great force, and he sustained a fractured tibia. The fracture required plate and screw surgery and due to the injury our client was not able to work at his previous level.

  • $2,000,000 Drunk-Driver

    Our client was the passenger in the car when the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Our client was very badly injured and had to have his foot and two fingers amputated.

  • $1,750,000 Police Misconduct & Excessive Force

    Our client was on the way to visit his sister when a police officer shot him in the back.


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