Orlando Government Negligence Lawyer
Whether the city, county, state or federal government is to blame, the law dealing with government negligence claims is unique and distinct from general liability claims. A policy, known as sovereign or governmental tort immunity, protects government entities and allows them to escape liability for their actions (or failure to act), even if they would have been liable if they were acting as a private entity or individual. Generally speaking, there are certain limitations when pursuing a claim against the city, state or government municipality. There are certain time restrictions and legal technicalities that must be followed in order to properly prosecute a claim against the government. There are, however, exceptions to government immunity and situations were the government may be held liable for its actions.
Automobile accidents, where the vehicle is owned or leased by a government entity and is being operated by a public employee while performing their job, is one of the more common exceptions. Hazardous highway and road conditions, such as construction zones that aren’t properly lit or marked, are grounds for claims arising for injuries and damages.
Government entities, as property owners, have a duty to maintain their property in a way that makes it safe for anyone who comes onto their property. When a person suffers a slip or trip and fall accident on public property (county hospitals, municipal facilities, state roads, sidewalks, government buildings, parks, parking lots), it may result in serious injuries. Poor lighting, loose rugs or carpets, wet floors, broken sidewalks, uneven floors, potholes, and lack of stair railings are all examples of hazardous conditions on the property that can lead to injuries.
If you have been injured as a result of government negligence, it is vital that you do not talk to any investigator, sign any papers, or accept a settlement before talking to an Orlando government negligence lawyer. It is important for you to seek the advice of a lawyer in order to protect your right to fair compensation. Contact Israoui Law and allow our experience to go to work for you. At Israoui Law, we understand your concerns and will do our best to ease your burdens. We will dedicate the necessary resources to ensure that you are adequately represented and your rights are protected. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your loved ones and there is never any charge for an initial consultation. We are happy to schedule appointments at your home, in a hospital or at a location that is convenient for you. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. If for any reason there is no recovery, then we receive no fees or costs. Simply stated, we are paid fees and costs only if you win. At Israoui Law, personal attention matters.