Negligence of Organization Attorneys in the New York Area
At Leav & Steinberg LLP, we utilize our decades of trial and settlement experience to represent clients facing negligence of organization cases. We proudly serve residents throughout the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
New York Negligence of Organization Lawyers
Government and municipal officials owe a duty to the public to not commit illegal acts and to carry out their duties with reasonable care. Some, but not all government and municipal officials are immune from liability. As an example, although police officers generally cannot be sued for failure to protect an individual, they can sometimes be subjected to liability if a special relationship was created under the law. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, prosecutors, and correctional officers operate under similar rules. Although the Administrative Law shifted liability for many sidewalk defects away from the city and to the abutting landowner, the city retained a duty to keep streets and certain sidewalks safe for those who traverse them on foot and in vehicles. Our attorneys are equipped to represent you when these duties are breached.
Negligence of organization cases may include the following:
- The failure to properly maintain city sidewalks
- City park hazards
- Faulty maintenance or construction of public structures, including monuments
- Not providing sufficient police protection
- Improper operation or maintenance of city equipment
Examples of organizations that may qualify for negligence of organization cases include the following:
Do You Have a Case?
Determining whether or not you actually have a case involves detailed analysis. Connecting with us as soon as possible after your incident will give us more time to investigate and determine which of your rights were violated. Government and municipality cases require prompt action, as there are special rules that serve as preconditions to commencing a case against a municipality or city. Generally, the first deadline is 90 days after the accident, and thereafter, one year and 90 days after the accident. The municipality or city may require the injured party to submit to questioning under oath, which is known as a 50-h hearing.
It’s also important that you seek medical treatment as soon as you can. Not only does this help you to get an adequate assessment of your injuries, but it will also allow us to obtain key information that can help to build your case. Pictures of your injuries and documentation from a medical professional are essential. Witness statements and testimonies can also be used to legitimize your case.
Why Choose Leav & Steinberg for Your Negligence of Organization Case?
When you work with us, you will receive your own personal legal team that will include a lawyer and a paralegal. They will be readily available to assist you at a moment’s notice, even providing their personal cell phone numbers for your convenience. As a client-focused firm, we may even travel to meet you for your consultation if you are unable to travel to our office.
Established in 1999, we have represented a countless number of clients. In one of our negligence of organization cases, we helped a 51-year-old woman receive a $1,500,000 settlement against the New York City Transit Authority. While boarding a train at a train station in the Bronx, our client slipped in between the train and the platform. The train car had to be air-lifted off of her leg, resulting in a serious leg crush injury. Although we will work diligently to get you the results you deserve, please note that each situation is unique and not all cases will result in million-dollar settlements.
Give Leav & Steinberg a call today at 212-766-5222 to request a free consultation or complete our contact form to obtain legal advice.