Sovereign Immunity And Governmental Agencies

By: Admin

Due to the vast number of car accidents that occur around the Orlando area, many severe motor vehicle accidents are going to occur. Such is the case with the school bus accident that happened in Rockledge, Florida this morning. What many people don’t know is that no matter how significant the injuries caused by the negligence of the school bus driver, the damages sustained by the injured parties are capped. The Florida legislature recently increased the caps for claims against governmental agencies, otherwise known as sovereign immunity.

The attorneys at Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre, P.A. have handled many claims against governmental entities and have obtained verdicts in excess of 1 million dollars against governmental entities. If the jury verdict exceeds the caps there are steps one can take to exceed the caps and to collect the full damage award. The attorneys at Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre are here to help all those who have been injured and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about damage caps against governmental entities. Having dealt with so many injury cases they have the knowledge necessary to deal with complex legal issues. For more information visit our website at or by calling our office at 407-841-7699.


Attorneys you can trust. My daughter was in an automobile accident several months ago. She was really hurt and being only 19 really didn’t know how to take up for herself with regards to the other persons insurance company. They continued to call her and pressure her to accept their offer. Having known Glen Wieland for some time, I recommended that she contact his firm. What good advice that has turned out to be. They have watched out for her and made sure that she receives the medical attention that she needs. I feel so much better knowing that she is being properly represented.

– Alice Bailey

Al Hilado has been such a blessing for me. I am so impressed by the staff and his assistant, Melody. I had lost all hope dealing with a workers’ comp claim. I thought I would never get the much needed medical care I needed. I turned to him for help and he came through for me. He is such a pleasure to deal with. If you want someone to be compassionate to your needs and will fight for your rights. Al Hilado is the man you want to represent you.

– Darlene G.