Municipal Liability Lawyers NYC
Municipal liability claims can result from many causes, including defective public housing facilities, falls on cracked or broken sidewalks and roadways, defective traffic signs or signals, dangerous municipal parking lots, police brutality, subway or bus accidents, or assaults resulting from improper security.
Regardless of the type of claim you have, the attorneys at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., are dedicated to ensuring you receive just and fair compensation for your physical and emotional injuries and any financial losses caused by municipal negligence.
Fighting For Victims Of Municipal Negligence For More Than 50 Years
Our firm has been handling municipal liability cases in New York for more than half a century. We have an exceptional record of successful verdicts and settlements. We are prepared to handle a wide range of municipality liability litigation against any New York City department or municipality, including:
Public transportation accidents, including subway, commuter train and bus crashes resulting in serious injuries and death
Claims by municipal employees, including teachers, firefighters, police and sanitation workers
Accusations by students and their parents of improper actions at school, including sexual abuse and teacher misconduct
Accidents at playgrounds and schools resulting in injury
Inadequate municipal housing maintained by New York City or the New York City Housing Authority, including security failures
Allegations against the police, including claims of police misconduct, brutality and false arrest
Serious injury as a result of failures by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or NYC Transit Authority
Accusations that negligent road design caused or contributed to a motor vehicle accident
Claims involving public hospitals and other New York city health departments, including those stemming from surgical errors and medication errors
Sidewalk injury caused by broken or defectively designed sidewalks, roadways, crosswalks or curbs
Municipal liability lawsuits involving city employees where their actions or negligence has resulted in personal injuries
If you believe you have a municipal liability claim, it is important to quickly contact an experienced municipal liability lawyer. Unlike in other personal injury litigation, in municipal litigation, a notice of claim generally must be filed with the relevant municipality or government agency within 90 days of the accident to preserve your right to file a lawsuit. Other procedural requirements must be complied with or your claim may be barred.
Sample Municipal Liability Lawsuit Results
$2,000,000 settlement for a motorist whose car was struck by a police car that was traveling in the wrong direction during the course of a pursuit and struck our client’s vehicle head-on.
$750,000 settlement for municipal liability for a 44-year-old woman who slipped and fell on ice in front of courthouse, with fracture of her right ankle that required surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, and with shoulder injury.
$600,000 settlement for a client who, after being beaten and kicked by police officers, suffered a ruptured bladder that required surgery. We were successful in obtaining a settlement even though criminal prosecution of the police officers resulted in acquittals.
Contact Our New York Municipal Liability Attorneys | We Can Answer Your Questions
If you or a family member suffered serious injuries as a result of negligence on the part of a city, county or state agency, contact the municipal negligence lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., by email, call our Manhattan offices locally at 212-732-4992 or call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW. Your first consultation with an attorney at our firm is free. Also, you will owe no attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation for you.