Crashes Involving City, State, or Other Municipal Vehicles
Contact us if you were involved in a crash with a City or Municipal authority owned or operated vehicle such as:
- Fire Truck or Police Car
- Transit Authority or MTA Bus or Van
- Sanitation Vehicle or Street Cleaner
- City Owned Car or Truck
- Village or other Municipal Vehicle
- State Owned Car, Truck, or Construction Vehicle
Lawsuits against Municipal defendants have very unique and restrictive rules. Actions against the state, cities, counties, towns, and villages usually require the service of a Notice of Claim. Most importantly, if you are over 18 years of age, you often have only 90 days after you are injured to file a Notice of Claim that you intend to bring a lawsuit against these defendants.
For instance, if you are struck by a Fire Truck while riding your bike, you must file a Notice of Claim with the City of New York within 90 days, or you will lose the right to bring a lawsuit. (Sometimes a failure to timely file the Notice of Claim can be corrected if a special proceeding is brought within a year and ninety days of the collision).
The 90 day Notice of Claim requirement applies to many different types of cases against the City of New York, Counties of Nassau and Suffolk, Westchester, and the various towns and villages throughout the state. These may include falls or crashes due to roadway defects such as pot holes, vault, and other defective street hardware.
If you are injured by a municipality, you need a lawyer who is experienced in the handling of these claims. Flanzig and Flanzig has handled hundreds of claims against municipalities as far east as Montauk and as far North as Rockland. We have handled all types of lawsuits against municipal defendants, as a result of the negligence of these defendants causing injuries to riders.
Time is of the essence. If you have been injured by a municipality, it is important that you call our office as soon as possible for a free consultation at (866) 352-6944.
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