Municipal Liability: Can You Sue the City of New York?

New York personal injury law is premised on the notion that when one party’s negligence causes you injuries, that party should have to pay for the costs of those injuries.

What happens, though, when the party at fault is the City itself? Or even the State of New York?

Unfortunately, suing the government isn’t the same as suing a negligent corporation. Different rules and standards apply — and victims generally face more of an uphill battle.

There is hope, though. It is indeed possible to sue the State or City of New York, and you may even be able to recover significant financial compensation for your losses. The outcome will depend on the specific facts of your case, though, and the particular legal standards that apply.

Kaplan Lawyers, P.C. is an experienced and longstanding personal injury law firm. We have successfully represented injured New Yorkers against the most powerful organizations in our state — including the government itself — and won. We’d like to do the same for you.

Our New York City municipality liability attorneys know how to take on governments and governmental agencies, compellingly demonstrating their legal obligations, including their duty to pay for the hardships they cause.

Our team is ready to listen to your story, explain your rights, and help you take strategic steps forward. Call us today.

Common Types of Municipal Liability Injuries

While the rules governing lawsuits against New York City can be stricter than in other cases, many injuries can still subject a state or local government to civil liability. You should never assume you don’t have a case against the city without talking to an experienced legal team first. Having helped countless New Yorkers and their families with difficult lawsuits against the city or state, we can tell you that compensation is often more attainable in these cases than victims realize.

Common complaints in lawsuits against New York City include:

  • Inadequate lighting on public property
  • Stairs, banisters, or other walkways in various states of disrepair
  • Car accidents caused by malfunctioning traffic lights
  • Accidents caused by inexperienced drivers of city vehicles
  • Inadequate highway maintenance
  • Subway, railroad, and other mass transit accidents
  • Dangerous public property conditions
  • NYC playground injuries
  • Police misconduct.

Our New York City municipality liability attorneys can help with these and many other claims against New York municipalities and/or municipal subdivisions.

Can You Sue the City of New York? Schedule a Free Consultation and Find Out.

The New York City municipality liability attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers, P.C. can help with injuries or injustice in all five boroughs, as well as in any other county throughout New York. Please give our office a call as soon as possible — before any applicable state time limits expire. If we think we can help you, we won’t charge a penny for our services unless and until we reach a successful outcome in your claim. Contact us to get started with a free consultation today.