New York And Long Island Municipal Liability Attorneys
What Is Municipal Liability?
Any claim that arises as a result of the negligence of a municipality and its agents, servants and/or employees is what is called Municipal liability. It can occur in many different ways, such as when a city bus driver, city train conductor, or subway operator is negligent, causing an accident that results in injuries. Even police officers involved in a car accident or are in hot pursuit of a suspect and negligently hit a bystander causing serious injuries or death gives rise to Municipal liability. Something as simple as a non-working traffic light, a falling tree branch or a broken or uneven sidewalk that causes someone to be seriously injured may give rise to civil liability against a municipality. Even a slip and fall at the local town, village or city pool that was not adequately or properly maintained or repaired may create civil liability on the part of the municipality.
If you are not sure whether your accident occurred as a result of a municipality’s negligence, feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to go over your case and give you the answers you need. Municipal liability is not always clear so we encourage you to give us a call. The attorneys at Constantinidis & Associates, P.C., have decades of experience aggressively pursuing personal injury claims that have arisen out of government neglect. If you have or someone you know has been seriously injured as result of a local government’s negligence, contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation.
Unlawful Arrest/Police Brutality Equals Municipal Liability
At Constantinidis & Associates, P.C., we have handled municipal liability cases that have resulted from very egregious behavior. When police officers unlawfully arrest innocent people or go overboard in apprehending a suspect thereby causing them to sustain serious injury, the municipality that governs the police department can and must be held accountable.
Determining Whether There’s Liability
It is not always abundantly clear from the outset whether a municipality can be held liable for injuries that it or its agents, servants and/or its employees may have caused. For example, many times, investigations need to be undertaken to obtain the necessary facts, witnesses need to be interviewed, photographs and surveillance tapes need to be examined or an investigation needs to be made to determine whether the land involved was public, private, commercial or residential property. There are other complicated factors as well. As such, we encourage you to come into our office if you suspect that a municipality is responsible for your injuries in any way.
There are also strict time constraints and the need to file a written Notice of Claim with a municipality prior to being allowed to commence a lawsuit so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to preserve your rights.
Contact Constantinidis & Associates, P.C., to schedule a free consultation with our experienced personal injury attorneys regarding Municipal liability. Call (844) PILAW911.