Sidewalk & Roadway Accidents

Municipal Liability Lawyers in New York

Lawsuits against municipal defendants have very unique and restrictive rules. Actions against the state, cities, counties, towns, and villages as well as municipal employees usually require the service of a notice of claim. It is important to understand that you only have 90 days following your injury to bring a lawsuit against such defendants if you are over the age of 18.

You have no time to lose! Contact Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP at 888-290-5994 to schedule a consultation with our New York municipal liability lawyers.

Your Accident & Municipal Liability

Whether your accident falls under municipal liability will depend on the specific details of your case. For example, if you were walking across the street and a NYC fire department truck ran into you and caused you serious injuries, you would need to file a notice of claim. However, you will only have 90 days to file this claim with the City of New York, or you may lose your rights to bring a lawsuit against the negligent parties. Your case falls under these guidelines because you were hurt on city property, by city employees.

The 90 day requirement applies to various cases that fall under municipal liability, including related accidents that occur in New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester, and various other towns throughout the area.

The following are some of the most common claims:

  • Falls due to curb and roadway defects
  • Slip and fall or trip and falls on defective sidewalks
  • City bus, truck, or subway accidents
  • Injuries related to the Department of Education
  • False arrest and police brutality matters in some cases

While there is a 90 day timeline, certain cases may be accepted within a year and 90 days of the accident if the circumstances qualify. You will need to speak with a qualified attorney to determine if you can still file a notice of claim.

Reach Out for Reliable & Caring Counsel Today

If you are injured by a municipality, you need a New York attorney who is experienced in the handling of these claims. Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP has handled hundreds of claims against municipalities as far east as Suffolk County and as far North as Rockland. We have also handled all types of claims against the City of New York, including police misconduct, NYC Department of Education issues, and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.

Time is of the essence. If you have been injured by a municipality be sure to fill out a free case evaluation or call our office right away.

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