Are You Able to Sue a Government Entity?
In certain cases, a person may be able to sue a government entity. Before proceeding against a government entity, the personal injury attorney must determine whether the government entity has sovereign immunity. Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine derived from British common law. The doctrine is based upon the principle that the "King could do no wrong." The doctrine of immunity is complex and what type of government entity is involved can lead to different answers as to whether they are immune for certain types of conduct.
At Herrick & Hart, we have pursued many cases against government entities. An injured person should be extremely wary when injured by a government entity. In many situations, the government entity requires notice of the injury before they can be sued. The notice requirement may have a very short time span in which to be completed. The notice requirement is many times subject to strict and technical legal requirement.
If you have a question about a case against a government entity, take the time to reach out to a lawyer. At Herrick & Hart, we have been helping the injured since 1951.