Tort Claims Legislation

In the 19th century, the federal government began chipping away at its sovereign immunity in certain instances. But it wasn't until 1946 that Congress passed the Tort Claims Act, which allowed agents of the federal government to be sued for tortuous acts in federal court. These actions include personal injury claims, acts of negligence, and other complaints that are commonly decided in civil courts today.

Despite the federal government's moves, states still generally operated under sovereign immunity until recently. In Georgia, the Tort Claims Act of 1992 eliminated sovereign immunity for its agencies except under certain circumstances. Nevertheless, it is still tricky and time consuming to file a personal injury claim against a state entity today.

If you are considering such a lawsuit, it is essential that you contact a personal injury lawyer who is competent in dealing with issues surrounding sovereign immunity. For more information on sovereign immunity and its effect on Georgia personal injury claims, read our article on filing personal injury claims against Georgia government entities

Contacting a Peachtree City Injury Attorney

As the victim of a Georgia accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a no cost consultation of your case - 404-474-0804.


Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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