Notice of Claims — Things You Should Know

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When you experience a personal injury or lose a loved one in an accident in New York City, many legal steps need to be taken on your road to a successful bid for financial compensation. One important step is to file a Notice of Claim.

A Notice of Claim may have to be filed depending on the nature of the claim. For instance:

  • Were you injured by a police officer or other law enforcement official? A Notice of Claim needs to be filed, and every jurisdiction has its own rules as to where, specifically, the Notice of Claim must be filed. If it is filed it in the wrong place the Notice of Claim becomes invalid!
  • Were you injured in a car or truck accident or as a pedestrian? Notice requirements depend on who the other party is, i.e. a taxi company, a city-owned vehicle, a bus, a subway train or an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle. A publicly- or quasi-publicly-owned vehicle will require a Notice of Claim.
  • Were you injured on dangerous property or by an unsafe product? Defendants and insurers must be identified and contacted. Again, publicly and quasi-publicly-owned property will require a Notice of Claim to be filed with the proper authority. Each public entity has its own requirement as to when and where the Notice of Claim must be filed before a lawsuit can be started!
  • Were you injured on the job? Accident reports must be filed with insurers and, perhaps, the workers’ compensation system must be notified

Contact The Orlow Firm Today

At The Orlow Firm, we have helped injured New Yorkers since 1981 by founding lawyer Steve Orlow, who has practiced law since 1969. We can take away the confusion at a difficult time by handling Notice of Claim requirements and by fully handling your personal injury case. And we combine our hands-on and helpful service with a focus on results. We have recovered many millions of dollars of cumulative compensation for clients, including several seven-figure awards.

We offer free initial consultations, work exclusively on a contingency-fee basis and can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a New York personal injury attorney at our firm, call 800-LAW-NYNY.