Suing the Government in Florida for Road Hazard Car Accidents
Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons, including driver error, poor weather conditions, defective automobiles and dangerous road conditions. When a road condition causes a motor vehicle accident, the driver or another injured party may have a valid claim against the government agency responsible for the road. Under Florida law, you can sue a government agency for a road hazard accident, but it can be difficult, and your potential compensation is limited.
Suing a state, county, or local government agency is a complex and challenging undertaking. Our Florida road hazard accident attorneys have experience fighting the government for compensation for accident victims. We understand the laws and rules regarding government lawsuits. You have the enormous burden of trying to get back to your normal life after a car crash. Don’t add to this by taking on a lawsuit against the state — let our attorneys handle that stress and aggravation for you.
Filing a Lawsuit Against a Government Agency
When a dangerous hazard causes a motor vehicle accident, the government agency tasked with maintaining the road may be held liable for damages caused by the crash. Before you can file your lawsuit, there are several steps that you must take to determine if you can file a lawsuit for your accident.
Strict Rules for Filing Lawsuits Against the Government
The statute regarding the waiver of immunity contains strict rules for filing lawsuits against the state, a county or a city. These rules apply to filing lawsuits to any government agency or employee acting within the scope of his or her job. If you fail to meet strict notice and filing deadlines, your lawsuit can be dismissed for cause.
Hiring a Florida accident attorney with experience handling claims against government entities is a wise choice. Our attorneys have the experience to take on the government for you if you have been injured in an accident caused by a dangerous road condition.