What if the drunk driver was a government employee?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash involving a drunk driver who happens to be a government employee, you may be wondering what your legal options are. This can be a particularly complex and challenging situation, but it’s important to know that you still have rights and options for pursuing compensation for your injuries and losses.

Here are some key points to keep in mind when it comes to a personal injury claim involving a government employee who was driving under the influence:

  1. Government employees are not immune to lawsuits: While the government does have certain legal protections in place, it does not provide blanket immunity in personal injury cases. You may still be able to file a lawsuit against the government employee or their employer and seek compensation for your injuries.
  1. Sovereign immunity laws may apply: Depending on the circumstances of the case, you may need to navigate sovereign immunity laws, which can limit the ability to sue the government. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand how these laws may impact your case.
  1. Different rules may apply: Claims against government employees may be subject to different rules and procedures than those against private citizens or their insurance companies. It’s important to work with an attorney who has experience navigating these types of cases.

You may be able to recover damages. If you can prove that the government employee was negligent and that this negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you are dealing with the aftermath of a car crash involving a drunk government employee, it’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Ruth Law Team has extensive experience handling complex personal injury cases and can provide the guidance and representation you need to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation.

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