Injuries Occurring on Native American Tribal Lands
The California Tribes that run Indian Gaming and Casinos are for the most part exempt from the Civil Laws of the United States. Tribes are considered sovereign nations each with their own laws and have sovereign immunity from state laws regarding civil matters such as personal injury claims and litigation. Because of the tribes’ ability to be antonymous, the plaintiff characteristically must bring forth any claims or lawsuits to a tribal court to decide on the plaintiff’s right to relief. Also some tribal courts may have much different procedures than state tribunals and may require that an attorney take additional steps and measures before being able to represent a client before the tribal court. Another example of how tribal courts and state or federal courts differ is the allotted amount of time permitted to file a claim, usually an individual has much less time to file against a casino and the allotted time may vary depending on each tribe’s unique administration.
At The Law Offices of Lee C. Arter in Los Angeles, CA we are licensed to practice in all of California's Native American Tribal Courts, and can ensure that you get the recovery you deserve if you are injured on Native American lands. Call us today for a Free Consultation if you have been injured on Native American Land.
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