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State Sovereign Immunity and Personal Injury Lawsuits

When can you sue the government (and when can you not)? The doctrine of sovereign immunity varies from state-to-state, but could impact your personal injury lawsuit. The term “sovereign immunity” sounds like something that might be uttered during a conversation between a high-ranking government official and a foreign leader. But in reality, sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine that could impact your personal injury claim. Let’s take a closer look at sovereign immunity and how it may impact your lawsuit. What is sovereign immunity? Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine that prevents a state government from being sued without its consent.Sovereign immunity might prohibit you from suing...

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Will the Person Who Caused My Injury Get Punished?

No. Punishment comes from criminal cases, not civil cases. Defendants in civil actions for personal injury do not receive jail terms or stiff fines as punishment. Those are criminal sentences and personal injury cases are civil disputes. (But juries and courts can award what the law calls punitive damages when the defendant's intentional acts have injured you. These awards are rather rare.) [American Bar] ...

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Could Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

The use of social media is becoming more and more common. In fact, as of January 2014, 74 percent of adults who used the internet also used social media sites, a Pew Research Center report found. (Since that time, it is estimated that that number has grown.) As social media provides a forum for individuals to share their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and photos, it makes sense that some people who have been injured in an accident turn to social media to share details. However, social media effects on a personal injury claim can be negative, and using social media while in the...

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