Municipal Liability

Every day we are exposed to governmental agencies and are vulnerable to their negligence. These agencies build and repair our sidewalks; design, build and maintain our roads and highways; clean and maintain our parks; provide health services; build and maintain public housing; provide law enforcement and education.

When a government or one of its agencies owns or maintains property, it is just as responsible as any private owner of property to keep its property safe. Like private companies, when a governmental agency fixes a sidewalk (or fails to fix a sidewalk) it is responsible; in other words, whatever services are performed, they must be performed reasonably safe.

In New York City, a municipality must receive notice of your intent to make a claim against the municipality within 90 days. This notice must provide the municipality with particulars regarding the accident, such as the date, time, location, and facts regarding what caused the injury. It is the only way to preserve your right to sue the municipality for your injuries. Failing to do this may bar your claim forever.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately to protect and preserve your rights.

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