Municipal Liability2018-05-24T21:44:01+00:00

Municipal Liability

What is Municipal Liability?

Any injuries that take place on subways, buses, or other areas controlled by local governments fall under the category of municipal liability. If an injury occurs due to improper design or negligent maintenance of municipal property, you may be eligible for compensation. Incidents that occur as the result of negligence or inappropriate conduct by city employees are also eligible cases. Police brutality, transit accidents, or failure to mark maintenance or cleaning sites are all examples of municipal liability. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligent actions of the city, we urge you to contact us at RGLZ Personal Injury Law.

Accident Lawyers for Long Island, New York City and the Greater New York area

New York City and Long Island are two of the most expensive places to live in the whole country. In addition to the high cost of living, residents also pay very high taxes to city, county, and state governments to maintain our curbs, sidewalks, streets, and highways; keep public buildings free of fire code and sanitation violations; provide social services and programs for children, the disabled and the elderly; and protect law abiding New Yorkers from criminal activity.

In many instances, New York’s standards in these municipal services are the highest in the world. However, there are sometimes appalling exceptions to that rule, and those exceptions often translate to serious harm, death, and injustice to New Yorkers.

We’ll Make Justice Work for You

RGLZ has represented New Yorkers for nearly 50 years in cases where their rights to safety are violated by the negligent actions (or inaction) on the part of New York state and city agencies. Our attorneys regularly appear in the New York State Supreme Court and the New York Court of Claims arguing cases involving negligent highway design, inadequate lighting in public areas, inadequate traffic lights and signs for vehicles and/or pedestrians, negligent maintenance of municipal premises, careless supervision of children or the disabled, drowning or other injuries at municipal pools or recreation centers, police harassment, police brutality, and other matters arising out of negligence by New York state and city agencies.

Our firm can help you recover damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost time from work
  • Permanent or temporary disability
  • Pain and suffering

If you have questions or concerns about an injury you sustained due to the negligence of a municipality, contact RGLZ today to discuss your case and your legal options. Your consultation is always free, and all of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis; meaning you only pay us if you receive compensation. We can be reached at 866-639-5567 or via email. Let our decades of legal excellence make justice work for you.