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Municipal Liability

Municipal Liability

Municipal governments are responsible for maintaining safe conditions in the public environment. Injuries that take place on subways, buses, or other areas controlled by local governments fall under the category of municipal liability.  While you have up to three years to pursue most ordinary injury lawsuits in New York, you have only 90 days to file an injury claim with a municipality. Our attorneys can determine whether you have a valid municipal liability case, and we act swiftly to make your claim for damages.

Cases against the City of New York (NYC) may include:

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls on a public sidewalk
  • Accidents on NYC subways or buses against the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA)
  • Accidents on New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings and premises
  • Accidents or Medical Malpractice of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC) facilities
  • Accidents on New York City Board of Education premises & other NYC related agencies or department

Other municipal liability claims may involve:

  • Highway and roadway design and maintenance failures
  • Defective public sidewalks
  • Hazards in parks
  • Negligent supervision of school children
  • Improper operation of city vehicles and equipment
  • Police assault and shootings
  • Subway and other railroad related occurrences
  • Faulty maintenance of public structures

For more information about your potential claim, contact Sutton, LLP for a free and confidential case evaluation.  A New York City subway and pedestrian accident lawyer will examine and thoroughly investigate the merits of your case.  Experienced and aggressive, our trial attorneys can help victims and family members obtain fair financial compensation.


Sutton LLP represents clients in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, and throughout New York.



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