In the event a person suffers personal injury as a result of the actions or inactions of a government, including Federal, State and Local governments, a claim brought against the political subdivision is processed differently than suits for personal injuries against another person or business. Governments historically were immune from suit pursuant to a doctrine knows as sovereign immunity. Most governments have now waived sovereign immunity, at least to some extent. However, in waiving immunity the government may require persons making claims to follow procedures different than in other claims. A Political Subdivision Tort Claims includes claims against governmental entities for personal injury.