The Tort Claims Act set out specific procedures and guidelines for private citizens or companies bringing suit against state agencies and entities. One of the primary initiatives of the law was to prohibit lawsuits against individual workers at a state entity. In order to address negligence by a state worker, plaintiffs must file suit against the agency which employs the individual.


Restrictions on the Georgia Tort Claims Act

The law also limits the amount of damages that a plaintiff can receive in lawsuits against the state. According to the act, no plaintiff may receive more than $1 million in damages from any one occurrence - even if several state agencies were involved. Also, a plaintiff cannot be awarded any punitive damages in state lawsuits.

The Tort Claims Act also spells out specific exceptions to the elimination of sovereign immunity against state lawsuits. Our article on filing personal injury claims against Georgia government entities goes into more detail about the Tort Claims Act and how it affects your claim. 

Speaking with a qualified personal injury lawyer will help you determine if your personal injury claim against a Georgia entity can be pursued. 

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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