Municipal Law – Personal Injury Defense

Nassau County, Long Island and Downstate New York Personal Injury Defense Law Firm

Defending Municipalities throughout the Greater New York Metropolitan Area

At the law office of Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley LLP, we defend lawsuits brought against municipalities including New York City and its surrounding suburban area. Since 1950, our attorneys have built their success on the principles of honesty, integrity, and communication. Our municipal law practice relates to the areas of personal injury defense, federal civil rights claims, highway design claims, and insurance disputes.

Municipalities must defend themselves against many of the same claims as private industry. Municipal law does, however, provide cities and villages with certain unique defenses and responsibilities. To learn more about municipal personal injury defense, and our municipal law practice, contact our firm in Garden City, New York.

Municipal Personal Injury Defense

Personal injury defense for municipalities involves claims that are typical of any business. Like a private business, a city may have to defend itself against personal injury claims related to automobile accidents, dangerous property conditions, and uneven sidewalks, potholes, and streets.

Municipal law, however, provides defenses and procedures unique to claims against cities, counties, towns and villages. As one example, a plaintiff must serve a notice of claim providing specific details as required by statute within 90 days of the accident before a lawsuit can be commenced. Plaintiffs’ attorneys, who fail to appreciate the importance of these issues, will cause the dismissal of their clients’ claims.

Our firm defends municipalities in lawsuits related to these areas:

  • Defective sidewalks, streets, highways, and culverts
  • Accidents involving city owned and operated vehicles
  • Highway design defects and maintenance issues
  • Federal civil rights claim under Section 1983
  • 207c Reimbursements for police offers and firefighters injured on duty
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Accidents on city own properties and facilities

At Montfort, Healy, our lawyers provide a wide range of legal advice to municipalities. If you need advice about municipal personal injury defense, contact our managing partner for an appointment. We represent cities throughout New York City, including municipalities located in Suffolk County, Staten Island, and the Bronx.

Our law firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice and other insurance defense litigation matters in the State of New York, specifically in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens (Long Island), Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Bronx and Westchester.