Waivers of Sovereign Immunity

Thankfully, the state does not enjoy "blanket" sovereign immunity from every Georgia personal injury claim that could possibly be filed. Georgia has recognized that in certain situations, plaintiffs should be entitled to relief or damages. This concept is known as a waiver of sovereign immunity.

One common example where a waiver of sovereign immunity applies is when citizens' property is damaged during a police chase. The state doesn't endorse the idea that police have the right to wreak havoc on their surroundings just to catch a criminal. That said, it is often time consuming and difficult to prove negligence during a police chase when suing a government entity in Georgia.

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