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Bringing a Case Against a Municipality Like New York City

Cases against public entities and municipalities are subject to different time and other legal limitations. Attorneys who practice personal injury law in New York must be experts in the areas of Municipal Liability in order to effectively represent injured persons.

Our partner, Jonny Kool, explains the issues and nuances associated with Municipal Liability:

Due to the time constraints imposed by the statute of limitations and the requirement to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days, individuals who wish to file a lawsuit against a municipality should retain an attorney as soon as possible. In New York, the deadline to file a Notice of Claim after an accident is 90 days while the statute of limitations is a year and 90 days. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our Municipal Liability have years of experience representing injured individuals in lawsuits against municipalities and government agencies. We realize there are strict deadlines for filing claims against municipalities and government agencies. As a result, we handle all of our clients' claims in a timely manner. Our firm will handle all aspects of the legal process, including filing the Notice of Claim, filing the lawsuit, interviewing witnesses, negotiating settlements where appropriate, and pursuing maximum compensation in court.

Have you or someone you love been involved in an accident which you believe the accident was the result of a municipal agency's negligence? If so, you may be able to recoup compensation for your losses. For a free review of your legal options, call 212-406-1700 or fill out our online case review form.

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