Written by: Jesse Minc Portrait Jesse Minc
New York

In some cases, after an investigation, you will find that the party responsible for your injuries is the City of New York or one of its agencies.  Unlike an individual citizen or a private business, you cannot simply serve the City of New York with a summons and complaint and haul them into court right away.  In order to vindicate your rights against the City of New York when it is at fault, there are additional steps that you must take in order to make sure that you can receive the justice you deserve.  For example, your personal injury lawyer will have to file a special document called a “notice of claim” within 90 days of your accident in order to make sure that your case against the City of New York can proceed.  The best personal injury lawyers will also know how to negotiate with the City of New York, as budgetary and other non-legal concerns can influence the way in which those holding the purse strings at the City evaluate personal injury cases and can be key in determining whether or not your case can be settled for fair compensation.  The attorneys at my law firm have decades of experience negotiating with the City of New York, and know who to call to make sure that your case is negotiated the right way.  Finally, you need a personal injury lawyer who has a track record of beating the City of New York in court; this will force them, if negotiations sour, to seriously consider whether they want to face off with you in court over your personal injury claims.

Various issues like these can, if left in the hands of lesser personal injury lawyers, sink your case.  Contact top personal injury lawyer Jesse Minc at (718) 354-8000 to discuss how to make sure that your personal injury case against the City of New York is prosecuted correctly so that your rights are protected.

Category: Personal Injury