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Understanding How You Can Make Claims Against The Government

If you are a victim of an injury due to the negligence of a government entity, the process for seeking compensation can be very complex. You need the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to help you understand the specific procedures and legal requirements involved in making a claim against the government.

With decades of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, Broward and Martin counties, Law Office of Carlos J. Jimenez, PL, is committed to providing guidance and representation to help ensure your claim against the government is handled effectively and you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

When Can You File A Claim Against The Government?

The Florida government, through Florida Statutes Section 768.28, governs the process of making claims against government entities or employees. You can file a claim against the government in Florida in the following instances:

  • Your injury is caused by negligence by a government employee acting within the scope of their employment.
  • Your property damage is caused by the negligence of a government employee acting within the scope of their employment.
  • You have injuries that can be compensated with monetary damages.

Essentially, you can sue for any circumstances where the defendant would have been held liable as a private party, including those involving premises liability claims.

However, there are several limitations to the claims that can be filed. These include the following:

  • Employees aren’t personally liable unless harm is intentional.
  • Claims go against the government, not individuals.
  • Damages are capped at $200,000 or $300,000 for multiple entities.
  • No punitive damages or prejudgment interest are available.
  • The state can appeal any resolution.

A Law Office of Carlos J. Jimenez, PL, lawyer can guide you through the process of filing a claim against the government and advocating for your rights throughout the process.

Get In Touch Today

If you need to file a premises liability or other injury claim against the government, email us or call 561-593-8249 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.