Q: If a gov worker negligently caused my car accident, are they protected by sovereign immunity as well as their employer?
The simple answer is no. Under Florida law the driver of the vehicle is liable for damages caused and also the owner of the vehicle is also liable.
I suggest that you speak with a personal injury attorney in your area regarding the case. Cases where the government, whether state or federal or sometimes even a local government is treated a little different and requires some additional steps.
Daniel Marc Berman agrees with this answer
A: You can likely still bring an action against the driver and the employer, but cases against the government are somewhat different with some different procedures and rules. Contact a Florida personal injury attorney to assist you.
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