Pursuant to Florida's Sovereign Immunity law, the State of Florida and its political subdivisions, such as cities and counties, has limited its liability for damages under the sovereign immunity statute such that an injured consumer -- no matter how severe or catastrophic -- may recover up to a maximum amount of damages of $100,000, and potentially another $100,000 if there are dependents.
How to Secure More Compensation
If your injuries are truly catastrophic, and if your story is compelling, then there is one last method to obtain justice. It is called a "claims bill." An outline of the process is detailed here. In summary, in order to obtain damages against the State entity in an amount above the $100,000 cap, then you must pursue a special law through the Florida Legislature.
Your lawyer can coordinate the lobbyists, sponsors, committee votes, House and Senate passage, and eventually the Governor's signature (or lack of votes and signature -- it is at the government's discretion) to make this remote possibility your reality.
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