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Can I Sue the Military for Wrongful Death of My Loved One?

Two soldiers were killed and six were injured in a deadly incident at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina in October. Two of the surviving soldiers remain in critical condition as of the time of this writing. Details are few regarding the nature of the accident, but it is known that it involved a military vehicle and a troop formation. The vehicle, a non-tactical utility vehicle, was pulling a water buffalo tank when it struck the troop formation from behind. Can I Sue the Army for Wrongful Death of a Family Member? It is pretty difficult to sue the federal government without its permission. However, there are three laws that can help you do it. The Federal Tort Claims Act. This act waives the federal government’s sovereign immunity under certain circumstances. It allows individuals to collect damages from the federal government for injury, death or property damage caused by the…
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