Dublin, Georgia

The city of Dublin was established by legislative act back in 1812. Dublin is the county seat for Laurens County. History says that a gentleman by the name of Jonathan Sawyer named the city Dublin after the capital of his native Ireland. Dublin offers a mild southern climate and is located in the middle Georgia area. Historic downtown Dublin is a busy retail hub with many shops, restaurants and the recently redone Theater Dublin. You can also visit the Dublin-Laurens County Historical Museum if you would like to learn more about the history of this beautiful city.

Dublin is famous for it’s Irish culture. Every March, the entire city and county becomes a “wee bit Irish” for the traditional Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival. This Irish event is over thirty years old. You can even enter the leprechaun contest or visit the arts and crafts fair during this month long festival.

While visiting Dublin, be sure to play a round of golf at the city of Dublin’s Riverview Golf Course. The golf course includes a pro shop and a large banquet building to accommodate large groups or indoor type activities.

Dublin is located off of an interstate highway being highway 16. Needless to say, many traffic fatalities have taken place in the past along this interstate corridor. If an accident involves a tractor trailer truck, the truck drivers are taught to call the insurance company immediately while they are still at the scene. Many times, the insurance company will send someone to the scene while the police are still documenting and interviewing the witnesses. The insurance companies are there to try and figure out a defense or an explanation as to minimize their liability exposure for any resulting personal injuries or property damage. That is why it is important for the injured party to seek competent legal advice immediately to combat these type of insurance company tactics.

Sometimes a person finds themself in a position where they have to make a personal injury claim against a city such as the city of Dublin. For instance, they might trip and fall on a defectively designed or hazardous Dublin city sidewalk . They may be involved in a car accident or trucking collision involving a city owned vehicle that was negligently driven by a city of Dublin employee. Filing and pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a city governmental agency is tricky and can lead to the denial of your personal injury or wrongful death claim if certain mandatory time restrictions are not met. These mandatory time restrictions are in addition to the two year state of limitations requirement for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a city, county or state government agency, you should immediately seek legal advice from the experienced personal injury attorneys at Falanga and Chalker who can advise you of the notice (called “Ante Litem Notice”) requirements involved with your city, county or state personal injury or wrongful death claims.

For instance, when filing a claim against a city such as the city of Dublin, for your personal injury claim, the Georgia state law states as follows:

OCGA § 36–33–5. This statute provides, in relevant part:

1. (a) No person, firm, or corporation having a claim for money damages against any municipal corporation on account of injuries to person or property shall bring any action against the municipal corporation for such injuries, without first giving notice as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section.
(b) Within six months of the happening of the event upon which a claim against a municipal corporation is predicated, the person, firm, or corporation having the claim shall present the claim in writing to the governing authority of the municipal corporation for adjustment, stating the time, place, and extent of the injury, as nearly as practicable, and the negligence which caused the injury. No action shall be entertained by the courts against the municipal corporation until the cause of action therein has first been presented to the governing authority for adjustment.

Additionally, a person is barred from recovering any amounts for personal injury damages that are greater than the amount of the city insurance policy limits as any amounts in excess of the insurance policy limits would be barred under the legal theory known as “Soverign Immunity”. Soverign immunity goes back in time to England where the royal rule of law was that you could not sue the king unless the king said that you could sue him. Therefore, you can’t sue the city except for the amount of their liability insurance policy because they enacted a statute that says that they are immune from any personal injury liability over and above their liability insurance policy limits for any city, including the fine city of Dublin.

The expert legal staff at Falanga & Chalker is trained with an established track record in handling all aspects of any automobile or trucking accident claim. Falanga & Chalker has four offices to serve injured victims throughout the entire state of Georgia. Falanga & Chalker will work hard to get the injured victim every dollar that they are entitled to for their pain and suffering associated with their auto or trucking accident injuries. If you or a loved one is in need of the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can’t do better than the law offices of Falanga & Chalker.

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