You can sue the government if you have been injured because of negligence. If the negligence leads to poor maintenance that makes a public place dangerous, you can sue for recreational negligence. If a government employee’s negligence caused injury or death, they can be sued as well as the government. Call Colson Hicks Eidson at (305) 476-7400 for more information.
Video Transcription: We have represented people in medical malpractice cases against the government and made very substantial recoveries in those cases for these people. We also have represented people who are injured as a result of recreational negligence. Let’s say for example that a piece of equipment was not installed correctly, or was not put together correctly and fell over and injured or killed someone. The government is responsible for that. They are responsible for the employees who are supposed to handle that carefully. And if they were careless in handling the recreational equipment that causes an injury, they can be liable for that. The government, through its employees, is responsible for acting with reasonable care for the safety of others like anybody else would. Your duty when you drive a car is to exercise reasonable care in operating a care for the safety of others. And if you don’t exercise reasonable care, that is another way of saying you’re negligent, you’re careless. Then, you’re liable for the damages that you cause. The government works the same way. You have to look at each individual act that causes an injury or death and determine whether or not they acted reasonably at the time and place of the accident. Call Colson Hicks Eidson at (305)476-7400 or go to our website colson.com for more information.