New York Personal Injury Attorneys

Long Island Municipal Vehicle Accident Attorney

When you are injured in a collision with a vehicle owned by a city, county, or other municipality,  you face additional legal hurdles to recovering just compensation. Even the thought of filing a claim against a local government can be intimidating.

But you deserve to be compensated for your injuries―and you deserve a law firm with experience obtaining compensation from municipalities. We can help you seek compensation for your bone fracture, spinal cord injury, or wrongful death of a loved one. The Long Island personal injury attorneys of Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. have the experience you need to overcome the particular challenges of municipal liability cases.

The Challenges of Municipal Liability Claims

Cities, counties, towns, and villages are generally liable for their employees’ negligent operation of government vehicles. They can also be responsible for poor vehicle maintenance, lack of drivers’ safety training, and other negligent conduct that leads to a motor vehicle collision.

Municipalities can also be liable for personal injuries in a variety of other situations,, including:

  • Dangerous and defective sidewalks and streets
  • Hazards in parks and other public areas
  • Public transportation injuries
  • Poorly maintained public buildings and structures
  • Public pool hazards
  • Utility dangers
  • Public school dangers
  • Hazardous construction

In New York, however, personal injury claims against municipalities face specific notice and filing requirements. Notice requirements are as short as 90 days. If you miss notice deadlines or fail to provide the required information in your filing, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.

The Experience You Need

Government entities have many resources to defend against claims, but our firm has the resources, talent, and experience to match them. Attorneys in our municipal liability practice focus on personal injury claims against local governments throughout New York. Their experience and knowledge of notice and filing requirements and municipal liability law is critical to recovering compensation for your injuries.

Our attorneys are not afraid to take on municipalities, their insurance companies, and their legal representatives when pursuing the financial recovery that you deserve. We care about our clients, and our attorneys invest in their claims from start to finish. Our attorneys will remain in contact with you, answer your questions and concerns, and keep you informed throughout the legal process.

Contact Us for A Free Consultation

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, contact an attorney as soon as possible. State and federal law impose strict filing deadlines and notice requirements for all personal injury claims. If you fail to meet the applicable deadlines and requirements, you may lose your right to recover.

Our attorneys do not charge fees for initial consultations and case evaluations. They take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Instead of being charged by the hour for legal services, our attorneys will not collect attorneys’ fees until you have been compensated for your claim.

Contact the New York accident attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.