Anyone injured in a traffic accident in Florida that involves a government-owned vehicle, a government employee, or government property will need legal counsel at once. Claimants must put the state agency involved in the claim and the Florida Department of Financial Services on notice of the claim in writing within three years of the accident. A lawsuit cannot be filed until after a 180-day investigation period unless the claim is denied. Again, if you’ve been injured, don’t wait to act. Seek an attorney’s advice if you are injured by a government employee or by a government-owned vehicle – or if you are injured in any traffic accident in the state of Florida.