Claims & Liabilities

When you bring your child to the park, take a walk around your local town, or simply drive to the grocery store, you should not have to worry about any underlying dangers that pose a threat to the safety of you and your loved ones. You should have confidence that your municipality will promptly address any dangers to protect the safety and wellbeing of the residents of that village, city, town or state.

Municipalities hold a legal commitment to the safety of all residents. This means the upkeep and maintenance of roadways, sidewalks, buildings, playgrounds and schools. Under legal requirements, it must be guaranteed that the conditions are in no way a threat to anyone’s safety.

Ideally, this would happen in every village, city, town and state, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Municipalities can show negligence in addressing safety hazards that pose immediate dangers, such as deteriorated roadways and sidewalks.

Often, municipalities let too much time pass without giving warning of the dangerous conditions that may exist. Unfortunately, this is the time when accidents happen and injuries are sustained.

Below are some common cases of municipal claims:

  • Defective municipal premises
  • Defective municipal roadways
  • Negligently operated municipal vehicles
  • Negligence of public authorities
  • Negligence of municipal or state agencies
  • Wrongful arrest and false imprisonment

In order to file a municipality claim, there are many requirements and guidelines that must be closely followed. For example, a “Notice of Claim” must be submitted, which can be an intricate and unclear process with pressing time and guideline requirements. This is why you need the experience, dignity and compassion of a Municipal Claim Attorney at Fellows Hymowitz Rice.  Our firm has successfully represented clients with claims in Westchester, Orange, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and neighboring areas.

Fellows Hymowitz Rice Can Help

If you or a loved one are injured in a negligent municipality accident that was not your fault, The New York and New Jersey Personal Injury accident attorneys Fellows Hymowitz Rice will fight hard to protect your rights. Call us today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation.

When you call, one of our dedicated, caring attorneys will investigate every detail of your case at no cost to you. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to protecting your rights and securing the best possible outcome for your accident claim.

At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. You owe us nothing unless we recover for you.

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