|Claims and Investigations|
Claims and Investigations:
Similarly, private citizens can and do make claims against the City. The Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act allows private citizens to bring certain types of claims against governmental entities such as the City. For example, this Act would allow a private citizen to recover damages if he were involved in a traffic accident involving an Omaha police cruiser if it was found that the cruiser's driver was at fault.
Like most private persons, the City prefers to settle disputes without resorting to litigation whenever possible. The Tort Claims Act even encourages this by requiring that a citizen claimant have his/her claim filed and evaluated by the City prior to filing a lawsuit in state court.
How to File a Claim through the City Clerk's office.