Can I Sue a City or County for Injuries?
Attorney Robert Maranto Explains if you can sue a city or county for injuries you sustained in an accident. Contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Buffalo NY if you were injured.
- You may sue a county or city within New York State; however, you must remember that such cases are governed by New York State’s general municipal law, which provides extra protections to counties and cities.
- One such protection requires that a notice of claim be filed within 90 days, which sometimes operates as a statute of limitations because if it is not met, your case can lost.
- Even after the 90-day filing period, the statute of limitations is shorter in these types of cases.
- Cities and counties are somewhat insulated regarding negligence, so it is important that investigation begin immediately.