If your property is damaged and you get injured in an accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit. This applies even when you would be suing a government entity. Most agencies and municipalities are not immune from being sued, and that means that you can seek compensation if you believe that a government entity has caused you and your family harm. Our Queens personal injury attorneys can help you do it.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim Against a Government Entity in NY?
There is always a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, but the rules are a bit different when the defendant is a government entity. Normally you have years to file a lawsuit against someone who caused your injuries. When the defendant is a part of the government, you have just 90 days!
This means that you need to act quickly, and that can be difficult when you are trying to recover from injuries and get back to your normal life. This is why you might want to consider hiring a lawyer. If you contact our law firm shortly after your accident, we can take care of the claim for you. We do not want you to miss your chance at pursuing compensation.
What Do You Have to Show to Hold a Government Entity Responsible?
In order to hold a government entity responsible for causing injury in New York, you must show that it had some role in causing the injury. The government or agency was negligent, that negligence caused an injury, and that injury led to medical bills and other expenses that you are now seeking compensation for in court. A seasoned personal injury attorney from our firm can help you build an effective case that shows all of this.
Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Hiring an attorney can be a good idea for a few reasons. As we mentioned, a lawyer can help you make sure that you do not miss any important deadlines. Our firm is ready to do more than make sure that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue compensation though. Your attorney can also:
- Talk to eyewitnesses
- Gather evidence
- Calculate fair compensation
- Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing or fault
- Take care of all communications on your behalf
A lawyer cannot guarantee anything, but you can be sure that a lawyer from our firm will help you fight for the best possible outcome at every stage of your case.
Set Up a Consultation Today
If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury case against a government entity, you need to be sure that you do not miss any important deadlines. Contact the Law Offices of George Poulos and set up an appointment with our team today. The faster we get to work, the sooner you can secure the compensation that you and your family deserve.