The Gray Areas Involved in Suing a Government Entity in Georgia

If you've been injured as a result of a government entity's negligence or recklessness in Georgia, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. While it's uncommon for a government entity to settle your claim, you can often proceed with a Georgia personal injury lawsuit against a government entity once ante litem notices have been filed.

Suing a government entity in Georgia comes with its fair share of challenges. One of these is a blurred line between state-run agencies and state-funded agencies.
It's often hard to determine the difference, but the protocol for filing a lawsuit can vary dramatically if an organization is considered to be part of the state of Georgia.

For example, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident in an office building owned by the state of Georgia but occupied by a state-funded agency, you'll have to do research to see if an ante litem notice will be necessary.

If the organization is classified as an "arm of the state," you may have to follow the specific guidelines set forth for filing a claim and suing a government entity in Georgia. Otherwise, you risk losing your entire case because of incorrect protocol. 

If you've been injured and are not sure if a specific state-run agency is considered to be a government entity, you'll want to seek the help of an Atlanta personal injury lawyer. An Atlanta personal injury lawyer can investigate the facts surrounding your case to determine liability and whether ante litem laws should be followed.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law.  To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.

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