The King Can Do No Wrong (or at least not as much as you or I)

The King Can Do No Wrong (or at least not as much as you or I)

Back in the good old days, when might made right, it was often said that “the King (or Queen) can do no wrong.” Now by that, we are told, it was meant that since the Crown was the highest law of the land whatever it ruled was law. Kind of like when Mom or Dad used to say, “My word is law” though most parents don’t chop your head off if you sneak out after bedtime.
Anyway, we have a holdover from that time called “Governmental Immunity.” It means that unless the State says you can, you can’t sue it for doing something careless or even stupid. Come to think of it, that’s probably a great idea or Congress would be so busy defending itself from anti-stupid lawsuits that it would get nothing else done. Wait…..what’s its excuse now? But I digress.
If you believe that the State (or federal government or city, county, village, township, road commission, etc.) has done something that has caused you damage or injury, you should consult one of the attorneys here. We are well-versed in the nooks and crannies of Government Tort Liability.
But don’t wait too long: there are remarkably short notice requirements for such claims. Some are as short as six months. Hmmm…Another Government Gotcha?


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