Crashes Involving a City Vehicle

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In a city like New York, there are buses, trains, dump trucks, trash vehicles, bulldozers and many other heavy vehicles that are driven by city employees doing their jobs. Of course, there is always a chance that one of these vehicles will be involved in a crash that injures innocent victims.

Suing the City

When a city vehicle is involved in a crash, any resulting personal injury suits will automatically become extremely complicated. The victims may face difficult and convoluted chains of liability involving individuals, city agencies, the municipality or county in which the accident occurred and even third parties. It is almost impossible for most victims to handle a case of this type successfully and recover compensation.

If you are the victim of a city vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is hire a skilled personal injury attorney, like those at the Fitzgerald Law Firm in New York. A personal injury attorney can help you through the process of seeking compensation for your injuries from the at-fault party.

Who Is Responsible?

If you did not cause the accident and believe that that other driver was acting negligently and is at fault, you likely have grounds for a personal injury suit. Once you have secured the services of a personal injury attorney, you will need to gather the right type of evidence, including a police report. Your attorney will also help you determine who is actually at fault. In some cases, it may not be the city but a private party who is performing a service for the city. Once you have this information, your attorney will help you file a claim for damages.

In most cases, the city’s legal team will evaluate the claim and either settle or reject it. If your claim is rejected or a settlement cannot be reached, you can then sue. This means going to court. Your personal injury attorney can represent you and ensure you have the best chance for a positive outcome.

These rules do not just apply to car crashes. If you have been involved in any type of accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. The team at the Fitzgerald Law Firm are here to offer you help. We have the resources and experience you need to build a solid case, negotiate the claim or even go to court. Give us a call today for more information.