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In New York City, residential and commercial property owners share responsibility with the local government entity for maintaining safe and clear sidewalks in front of their buildings. A pedestrian injured because of a damaged or unsafe walkway may seek compensation from the property owner, as well as the city.
Short Deadline for Filing Your Intent to Claim
Under New York law, a person who intends to file an insurance claim or sue the city for damages has only 90 days from the date of the accident causing the injury or wrongful death to file a form notifying the city. This does not mean that you must formally file a lawsuit within the 90 days. It only means that you must file your notice of claim. The notice of claim may be filed while you pursue medical treatment from your doctor. If you miss the deadline for filing the notice of claim, you forfeit the right to pursue damages from the city or municipal entity. There is typically a three-year deadline for filing a claim against the private property owner for damages.
Tens of Millions of Dollars in Recovery in New York Personal Injury Cases
Contact The Law Offices of Marshall S. Bluth if you have suffered an injury because of a dangerous or improperly maintained sidewalk or street in the New York City metro area. Marshall has been successfully representing clients in street and sidewalk accident claims against owners of residential and commercial properties as well as against the city and municipal entities for more than two decades. He has a record of recovering tens of millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards in all types of personal injury cases.
Experienced Manhattan Street Accident Attorney - Sidewalk Accident Lawyer
From offices on Broadway in Manhattan, the firm represents people who have been seriously injured in accidents in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and communities throughout New York City and elsewhere in New York. Call 212-448-1130 or contact the firm by e-mail to arrange a free initial consultation with experienced Brooklyn premises liability attorney Marshall S. Bluth today.