Can the State of Georgia be sued for personal injuries or wrongful death due to negligence?
Yes, in certain circumstances. However, a prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a suit can be filed against the State of Georgia for negligence is to provide the State of Georgia written notice of the particulars of the claim within twelve months after the incident that your claim is based against the State of Georgia. The notice is referred to as an ante litem notice. The legal requirements of what needs to be contained in the ante litem notice to the State of Georgia must be strictly complied with in order for it to be effective. If the requirements set out by law for what must be contained in your ante litem notice are not met, then your claims against the State of Georgia will be subject to dismissal. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) 394-9400 to discuss the facts of your case with a lawyer.