Municipal Liability Claims
Many people believe that the government is immune from lawsuits. That is not true. While city employees and elected officials may have limited immunity, the city itself can be liable.
There are many scenarios in which you can sue the city of New York or quasi-government agencies, such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority. But special rules and time limits apply, so you should contact an attorney who knows how to advocate effectively for you.
Is the city responsible for your injury?
Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss handles personal injury claims in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Give us a call at 212-571-7171 for a free consultation.
Municipal Liability Accidents In New York City
In the last few years, the city has been fallen into disrepair and chaos. There are more code violations and unsafe conditions on municipal property, resulting in accidents and injuries. There are more assaults and thefts on the streets of New York by the growing homeless population. The city streets have potholes and sidewalks are cracked or crumbling.
We can pursue your possible claims against the city for negligence or intentional acts:
- Slip-and-fall accidents from municipal property hazards (stairwells, sidewalks, potholes)
- Injuries on elevators or escalators in city buildings
- Assaults resulting from negligent security on municipal property
- Injurious assault by city personnel or security staff
- Auto collisions involving NYC vehicles
- Sexual harassment or sexual assault by city staff
We have also handled claims against the MTA (transportation authority) for bus and subway injuries, and other governmental entities such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Time Is Of The Essence! Preserve Your Right To Sue
Normally, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. But the deadline is much sooner when you are suing the state of New York or the city of New York. Generally, you must file a notice of claim within three months of the date of the injury or accident. If the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from recovery.
Talk to our lawyers as soon as possible. We can determine if you have grounds to sue the city, and we can help you file your claim properly. Our firm has obtained many recoveries in municipal liability cases, and we are confident we can secure compensation for you if the city was negligent.
Call our New York City law office at 212-571-7171 today. It costs nothing for the initial consultation and you owe no fees unless we obtain a recovery. Our staff speaks several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and Arabic.