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What Is a Municipal Liability Claim?


Definition of Municipal Liability

Given the inherent challenge of bringing a lawsuit against a government entity, it’s critical to have the right legal team on your side. Our attorneys have years of experience and hold memberships and positions of high standing in multiple legal organizations. The aim of our practice is to help you make a full recovery by working to get you the compensation you need.

When you bring a premises liability suit against a property owner, you take legal action to hold them financially responsible for your injuries. In such cases, you are required to prove that the property owner’s negligence created the conditions that caused your injuries. Establishing municipal liability is similar, but instead of bringing charges against an individual, you are dealing with a government and its employees.

Local and state governments have a responsibility to maintain a safe, clean environment. When they fail to do so, citizens may be harmed. If you are injured in a public place or government-maintained area, or you are hurt because of a municipal employee’s negligence, you may have a viable case against your city, county, state, or other municipality. Injury can result from improper maintenance of any of the following:

  • Roadways
  • Sidewalks
  • Traffic signs and signals
  • Street lights
  • Trees
  • Water systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Sewers
  • Gas systems
  • Public hospitals

When public entities fail to maintain a safe, well-kept environment, citizens may suffer unnecessary harm and be left to pay for expensive medical bills and other injury-related expenses. If you have been hurt because of your local or state government’s negligence or failure to uphold safety standards, get in touch with our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Belushin Law Firm, P.C. We are here to help you hold responsible parties accountable for your harm and work toward getting you the compensation you deserve.

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