If your auto accident involves the potential liability of a government entity and/or a government employee, filing a lawsuit and seeking compensation will not be an easy task. Thanks to a legal concept known as sovereign immunity, government agencies and their employees are protected from many kinds of liability. This doesn’t mean seeking justice is impossible, but due to numerous technical procedures, it is best to consult with an experienced auto accident attorney. Once a lawsuit is filed, the challenge facing many plaintiffs is that the lawsuits could take months, even years to be resolved. For plaintiffs with immediate and long-term financial problems, lawsuit funding can help.
Three people have filed lawsuits against the West Virginia Department of Highways following an auto accident with one of its drivers.
According to the complaint, in January 2015, a couple and their passenger were seriously injured after a highway department employee negligently struck their vehicle. The suit alleges that the Highways Department carelessly entrusted its vehicle to a negligent driver. The plaintiffs seek a trial by jury and compensatory damages that will fully and adequately compensate the plaintiffs’ damages.