Miami, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: I've heard city officials have government immunity from being sued, but what if their flawed street design caused my

accident?

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3 Lawyer Answers
Steve Louis-Charles
Steve Louis-Charles
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Generally, federal, state and local government entities are immune from suit under a legislative and sometimes constitutional scheme known as sovereign immunity. However, there are a handful of exceptions to the rule of sovereign immunity that may expose government entities to civil liability. You did not provide enough detail so I would not be able to state whether an exception applies to your specific situation. I would encourage you to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area so that they may advise you further. Hope this helps.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You can make certain claims but you have to give notice. Why not get a consult from a memgber of the Fla Justice Assn--they give free consults.

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can sue a government entity but doing so is harder than sueing a non government entity. You need to hire an experienced attorney to bring such a case.

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