If my left eye was stabbed out by a special needs girl in a foster care home, can I sue the state for placing me in an unsafe environment?

Asked on March 8, 2012 under Personal Injury, North Carolina

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Potentially you may have a legal basis to sue the governmental entity that housed the speacial needs girl for the personal injury that you suffered if the entity housing the girl knew or should have known that she was a danger to third persons such as you.

You most likely will have to file a claim against the governmental entity under its tort claims statute as a prerequisite for any future lawsuit against it. I suggest that you immediately consult with a personal injury attorney that practices law in the area of governmental entities.


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