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Do You Need An Attorney To Sue The City Of Jacksonville?*

What Kinds Of Damages Might Be Suffered In An Accident Caused By The City?

Government entities are protected bodies, so they cannot be sued. But, because of the Florida Tort Claims Act, you can pursue a personal injury claim against Florida city’s in specific situations. If you suffered a loss that you believe the city is liable for, you will make a claim through the city’s general liability policy. You will need to send a required notice of your intent to pursue a claim with the city. They have six months to respond to your notice. Unless they deny your claim before the six months is up, you cannot pursue a personal injury claim until the six months pass. The lawsuit must be filed within six months of the accident. There are limits regarding how much you can recover, which are $200,000 maximum and possibly $100,000 more if you have dependents.

Here are some of the damages you can pursue through a personal injury claim:

  • Medical expenses – both past and future
  • Mental anguish
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Property damages
  • Loss of earnings – both past and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Pursuing A Personal Injury Claim Against The City

Pursuing a personal injury claim against the city is more challenging than a claim filed against an individual for your injuries and damages. You should consult with a personal injury attorney to ensure the proper protocol are followed. Failure to meet the deadlines or file the right paperwork will result in your claim being dismissed or denied. You don’t want to lose access to the compensation you could receive during such a challenging time.

Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney

If you suffered injuries because of the city's negligence, consult with a personal injury attorney today. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today so an attorney in the area that can review the details of your case and determine how to proceed. Don’t wait until it is too late.

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the city of Jacksonville, or the state government of Florida or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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