Can I Sue The City Of New York?

If you are accidentally injured as a result of hazardous property conditions in New York City, you may have the right to compensation. But what if the property owner or is the city of New York or one of its public agencies? Can you sue the city of New York?

In most cases, the answer is yes, but proving negligence and adhering to the strict deadlines of the Notice of Claim period are required. You need an experienced and highly skillful law firm to meet all Notice of Claim deadlines and protect your rights. Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, knows New York law and will strongly advocate for you.

We Represent People, Not Corporations

The city of New York and all of its agencies function as a big corporation. The attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg have the experience of knowing how to protect the rights of injured New Yorkers.

What Is A Notice Of Claim?

A completed Notice of Claim is a form that initiates your lawsuit against the city or state of New York. This informs the municipality of the accident and injuries. For most cases, the Notice of Claim filing must be within 90 days of the accident, however, if the suit involves a wrongful death claim, then then the statute of limitations is extended to two years from the date of death.

 What Is Sovereign Immunity?

Sovereign immunity prevents municipalities like the city or state of New York from lawsuits unless they consent to the legal action. New York has waived its sovereign immunity if the plaintiff follows strict guidelines and meets all required deadlines. The strict Notice of Claim period requires claim submission within 90 days of an accident. Our firm is experienced in this and can assure the protection of your rights in the following hearing. Failure to meet any of these deadlines or any of the statute of limitations could result in a lawsuit being nullified.

Contact Us Today

Whether you were injured while visiting the city or are a true New Yorker, bringing a lawsuit against any government agency or municipality can be a challenge. One wrong step and your suit will get tossed out of court. Get the guidance and advice you need today by working with a sovereign immunity attorney. If you have been injured and feel the city of New York is liable, contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg today at 800-726-6326 or online for a free and no-obligation legal consultation.