Posted on Mar 19, 2013
Missouri Revised Statute 537.600 says that Missouri and its political subdivisions, or cities, villages, counties, and school districts, have sovereign immunity, or are immune from being sued, except in a few specific cases.
First, when someone is injured by a public employee who was operating a motor vehicle as part of his or her job, and that employee was negligent, or failed to follow the rules of the road, then the injured person can sue the public employee and the county or city that employs him.
Second, a person can sue a public entity if public property is in dangerous condition and that dangerous condition causes the injury. The injured person has several hurdles to bringing this claim:
Because of the strict time limits and heavy burden of proof on the injured person, it is important that an injured person contact an attorney immediately if he or she injured by a public entity operating a motor vehicle, or injured on a public entity’s property.
Our attorneys are experienced at bringing claims against governmental entities, whether it is a City, a County, or State. Contact us today at 1-877-782-3790 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation and to learn your rights.
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