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Just like any other person or business, a government entity can be held liable when its action or inaction results in serious injury. However, unlike other personal injury lawsuits, there are strict protocols and deadlines when you bring a claim against the government. pothole

If you fail to meet even one of these requirements, it could sink your claim.

That’s what plaintiff in Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia v. Myers found recently, when the Georgia Supreme Court ruled her failure to strictly comply with notice requirements in the state tort law section pertaining to government defendants was grounds to end the case.

Most people over the age of 30 will remember the story of the “McDonald’s coffee case.” In 1992, a 79-year-old woman spilled hot cup of 49-cent coffee on her lap, which had just been handed to her by a fast-food worker at McDonald’s. She suffered severe burns, and sued for damages. coffee

The case of Libeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was held up by politicians, comedians and large corporations as an example of an out-of-control tort system, whereby a litigious public had run amok with frivolous lawsuits. These entities boiled it all down to a punchline.

But our Boca Raton personal injury lawyers know the Libeck case – and many others that were similarly ridiculed – are much more complex. Many of the facts about this and other cases were manipulated in the public view in an effort to promote tort reform, which ultimately limits the rights of individuals harmed by the negligence of large corporations. These firms have convinced the public that such reform is actually in the public’s best interest.

If you have been injured, whether in a car accident or as a result of a work injury or from a dog bite, you can expect if you sue that the defense will likely request a compulsory medical exam.braino1

Sometimes referred to as an “independent” medical exam, the real purpose of these examinations is typically to aid the defense in refuting the plaintiff’s assertion of injuries with regard to causation, type and extent. Essentially, the doctor is looking to minimize the liability of the defense.

Our Boca Raton personal injury lawyers recognize this process can be somewhat overwhelming for the injured party. The good news is that Florida Rules of Civil Procedure limit the reasons why such an exam may be granted. The scope, too, is restricted.