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Things to Consider When Suing the Town

Picture this: you acquire a hunger pain like no other and want to pick up some dinner. While walking to your favorite restaurant in town, you suddenly fall by surprise. After rolling over on the cold concrete, you notice that the sidewalk pavement is uneven — there’s a noticeable crack where your shoe still remains, too. Although you may feel defeated, you can feel victorious by suing the town that caused injury to your body. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Who Holds Responsibility?

When a situation occurs, it’s pertinent to know who is at fault — it is the town, or is it the establishment? Nine out of ten times, people place fault on the wrong source. Before jumping to conclusions ask yourself this: who, what, where, when and why? After all, you want to be as credible and accurate as possible when targeting the accident area.

Is It Possible to Sue the Town?

When there’s a will, there’s certainly a way. The most important aspect to know is that all claims are time sensitive. If you’re planning on suing a New York municipality, it is required that you file that claim within ninety days of the injury occurring. This will make it possible to successfully pursue the claim against the town. Finally: you will then have one year to commence a lawsuit.

What Happens Next?

If you decide to follow through with a lawsuit, based on your injury, you will then have to hire an attorney. Our municipal liability lawyers understand what takes to successfully sue a New York municipality, and have over forty years of experience. Don’t hesitate to contact us today — we’re here to help.