Most personal injuries are caused by the negligence of another driver, a manufacturing company or even a marketing strategist who failed to see defects. However, sometimes those injuries are caused by employees of state or federal government agencies.
Unfortunately, accidents involving a government employee complicates things from a legal perspective.
While a victim still has the right to submit an injury claim against a government agency like any other case, they must do so in writing and within a strict time limit. Additionally, there are damage caps for government agencies limiting the maximum amount of damages a plaintiff can receive.
For example, in Florida a victim can only receive up to $200,000 per incident involving a government agency.
For these reasons, it’s very important that an accident victim or their lawyer files a claim with the proper court as soon as possible if they believe a government agency is responsible for his or her damages.
Continue reading to learn more about filing a successful claim against a government agency.