City of Alexandria, VA
Risk Management is responsible for the City's workers' compensation claims management, safety management, insurance management, and liability claims management for the City.
Risk Management, in conjunction with a third party administrator, investigates and processes claims from visitors, citizens and others for alleged defects in public buildings, roads, walkways etc. as well as claims for auto accidents involving City vehicles and/or employees, and activities of City departments that may injure citizens or cause damage to their property. This division also seeks recovery from those who cause damage to City property.
Process for Filing a Claim for Damages Against the City
Any person wishing to make a claim against the City of Alexandria for personal injury and/or property damage must write a letter setting forth the claim and deliver it to the City Attorney within six months of the date of the incident that caused the damage. The letter must be addressed to:
James L. Banks
The letter must provide the following information:
The City will forward the claim to its claims administrator for investigation and evaluation. The City claims administrator may contact the claimant for additional information regarding the claim. Anyone with questions about this process or the status of a specific claim may call the Risk Management Division at 703.746.4549.
NOTE: Filing a claim for damages against the City does not ensure payment. The City investigates each claim for liability and the extent of damages. The City accepts and pays only claims for which it is legally liable.