The municipal liability attorneys in New York at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP have been protecting victims of public building accidents for over 60 years. Some people believe that it is impossible to sue the City of New York, but that is not true. The city can be held liable if it was negligent in maintaining its property – just like any other property owner. This also applies to the State of New York, as well as the Federal Government.
However, filing a claim against a public entity is more difficult than seeking compensation from a business or a private individual. Different filing requirements apply and the time limits are more restrictive. For these reasons, it is important to have legal representation from an experienced municipal liability attorney who understands how to manage a lawsuit against a public agency.
Causes Of Injuries In New York City Public Buildings
People can sue the city or other public agencies for injuries that occurred because of:
- Broken Pavement
- Poor Maintenance
- Torn Carpets
- Slippery Or Wet Floors
- Weak Or Broken Stairwells
- Defects Or Negligence
When filing a dispute with such a large entity, it’s important to have knowledgeable lawyers by your side. Our municipal liability attorneys in New York know how matters involving public building safety should be developed. We understand the trials and tribulations of a governmental claim. We also have vast experience with state laws, notice of claim statutes and procedural requirements. Once we accept a case, we consult with the best experts in fields such as medicine, safety, engineering and finance to determine how the injury affected your life and future.
Do Not Hesitate To Retain A Skilled Municipal Liability Attorney
Unlike other types of personal injury claims, lawsuits against the City of New York move quickly. The injured person must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the injury, informing the city of his or her intention to sue. The lawsuit must be filed before a year and 90 days have elapsed after the accident.
How Do I Schedule A Consultation With Your Municipal Liability Attorneys In New York?
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to a public building accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our municipal liability attorneys in New York, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.