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New York City Municipal Liability Lawyer
In some injury cases, it may be possible to file a claim against the local municipality or a government agency. At the law firm of Levine and Slavit, serving New York City, including Manhattan, a premises liability attorney can review your case and determine if municipal liability is applicable to your claim. Our team of attorneys has the experience and resources needed to protect your rights and hold the liable parties accountable for their actions.
Be aware of special time limitations required to be met in claims/lawsuits against a municipality whether in a matter concerning personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death.
Public Utility Accidents
Gas, water, and electrical providers have an obligation to require and enforce strict safety measures and to employ qualified employees who can perform their duties to a professional standard of care. If an accident occurs because an employee of a public utility provider is negligent in his or her duties, the employee and the provider may be held liable for damages. Whether the accident involved a gas fire or steam explosion, our attorneys can help you hold the liable parties accountable for their actions and you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to see that you obtain compensation for medical costs and loss of wages, as well as pain and suffering.
If you have been injured as a result of a burn, electrical shock, or explosion because a gas line or electrical wire was improperly installed, or someone you love has suffered an injury as a result of negligence on the part of a public utility provider, we can help.
Municipal Liability Lawsuits
Local governments are responsible for designing and maintaining safe public facilities, including roads, sidewalks, bridges, and parks. If an injury accident occurs as a result of a dangerous public property, the local municipality responsible for the property may be held liable for damages. Some common municipal liability cases include:
- Single Vehicle Accidents (including pedestrian accidents)
- Public Bus Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice (applicable to government-owned hospitals)
- Catastrophic Injury Cases
- Wrongful Death Cases
If you are seeking legal counsel in the New York City or Manhattan area regarding premises liability, an attorney from our firm can review your case and help you understand your rights. If a government entity failed to properly maintain a public property or there was a hazard that posed an unreasonable risk to the public on government-owned property, and an injury occurred as a result, the victim can file for financial compensation from the liable municipality. Though each case is different, it may be possible for the plaintiff to obtain compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact a New York City Municipal Liability Attorney
At Levine and Slavit, we like to remind our clients that no party is above the law, including the government. If an injury occurs as a result of municipal negligence, the appropriate governmental party can be held liable for damages. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury and you believe that you have a municipal liability case, we urge you to seek legal counsel. To schedule a free consultation in New York City regarding premises liability, contact a personal injury attorney from our law firm today.