New Plan Regulates Personal Injury Claims against New York City


In what is hailed as an effort to improve the safety of facilities maintain by New York State or local municipalities, New York City’s Office of the City Comptroller issued a report which included a proposed method for quickly identifying potential problem spots. In the past decade, the city has experienced a significant increase in monies paid to victims of personal injury suits. This includes payments made to victims of bus accidents, subway accidents, sidewalk accidents, police brutality, municipal liability cases (poorly maintain government facilities), accidents at schools and other types of personal injury claims.

The proposed program titled, ClaimStat, would purportedly provide city agencies with a warning system to help them improve services and ultimately make the city safer, whether the issue is falling tree limbs, unfilled potholes, medical malpractice, or civil rights violations by the police.

ClaimStat refers to a database of thousands of claims that are made against the city by people who are seeking compensation for injuries that are allegedly the city’s fault.  It will be curious to see if in fact this new programs helps reduce the number of injury victims due to the City of New York’s negligence,

All victims of a personal injury due to the carelessness of a City of New York agency should be aware that there are deadlines unique to the City of New York and New York State that must be strictly adhered to prior to making a claim. If you or someone you love has been injured, you may be entitled to monetary relief for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering.  Feel free to contact us, a skilled and experienced New York personal injury law firm to ensure the timely filing of claims in cases involving the City of New York or New York State.