Milledgeville Georgia has a long standing history in the state of Georgia. It became the capital of Georgia in 1803 and remained the capital for over 60 years. The city was named after John Milledge, the governor of Georgia (1802-1806). The historic district encompasses several cultures and boasts of more than 20 architectural landmarks, with more than a dozen identified as historical sites. There are also a large amount of attractions and museums in the museum district along with different restaurants and tourist activities. There are three colleges that call Milledgeville Georgia home. They are Central Georgia Technical School, Georgia College and State University and Georgia Military College. There are so many places and activities to do in Milledgeville and the surrounding Baldwin County communities.
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 Milledgeville. For instance, they might trip and fall on a defectively designed or hazardous Milledgeville 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 Milledgeville 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 Milledgeville, 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 Milledgeville.
There are those unfortunate times when you find yourself or a loved one who has been in an automobile accident. When this happens to you in the Milledgeville area, contact the attorneys at Falanga and Chalker where our expert staff is ready to help your family to get back to the normalcy of your every day life.
When you are away at college or your child is away at college, the last thing you would ever think of is them being in an automobile or truck accident. When this unfortunate event occurs, the staff at Falanga and Chalker are there locally with an active branch office to help take the stress of getting medical bills paid, your vehicle fixed and all of the other stresses that follow after an automobile or trucking accident. The singular purpose of the talented men and women at the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker is to serve our clients. We understand that each of our clients is going through one of the worst times in their lives. They or someone they love have encountered tragedy, physical injury, emotional trauma and financial disaster. Our team of distinguished attorneys, investigators, insurance claims analysts, paralegal, law clerks and support staff have dedicated their lives to helping those in need. Before we accept any case, we make a personal commitment to it. Everyone at Falanga & Chalker stands behind our vision to protect and provide for the rights and needs of each of our auto accident victims.