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Florida Sovereign Immunity and Your Injury Claim

Florida Sovereign Immunity and Your Injury Claim

Sovereign immunity may affect your injury or wrongful death claim if your injury or loved one's death was caused by the government and/or its employees actions or inaction. What is Sovereign Immunity?   America broke away from Britain and asserted its own independence. However, not every idea the British imposed on us went away. For example, we kept the idea of Sovereign Immunity. For injury and wrongful death claims, this means that the State cannot be sued without the State’s permission. At the time of Florida’s creation, sovereign immunity was part of our common law. Florida later formally adopted and codified this rule through the legislature. As such,...

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