Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer – Government Torts – Plaintiff and Defendant Representation
Municipal liability refers to civil tort cases brought against local, city, or state government entities for the purpose of recovering compensation for damages.
Government agencies or entities subject to municipal liability litigation may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Police departments
- Board of educations
- Fire departments
- County governments
- City governments
- Village or township governments
- Housing authorities
- Public transit systems
- State Department of Transportation
- Department of Environmental Protection
Cases involving municipal liability encompass a variety of accidents and injuries including accidents to passengers on train station platforms, as passengers on city buses or subways, as well as accidents involving children on school playgrounds or during field trips. Slip and fall accidents based on hazardous conditions can occur in public stairways, in poorly maintained parking lots and on unmarked wet floors in municipal buildings, such as courthouses or public service buildings. Unsafe public facilities with falling ceilings or toxic mold may result in injury that a city would be liable to cover. Unsafe road conditions created by potholes, worn or uneven pavement along with a lack of traffic signals or road signs can also lead to accidents that injure pedestrians as well as drivers in passenger cars and trucks.
In addition to cases based on physical injury, there are a host of civil rights violations that can result in tort cases brought against municipal entities. Such cases often involve police misconduct (brutality or unjustified use of deadly force), employment discrimination, sexually oriented business licensing, and pension and disability injustices. Municipal liability may also arise over licensing, zoning, and land use which involve lawsuits seeking payment of damages against a municipality for violation of statutes.
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Creedon & Feliciani have decades of experience representing plaintiff and defense cases based on municipal liability. We keep apprised of local and state statutes, are knowledgeable about immunities available to municipalities as well as stay well-versed in the civil rights of citizens in these matters. Our legal capabilities in this area make our firm an excellent choice for your legal needs in municipal liability issues.
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Please call our law firm at (610) 239-9630 to arrange a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer to discuss defense or plaintiff representation in a municipal liability case. Plaintiff cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is no fee. Defense of clients in municipal liability cases is subject to a fee schedule offered at competitive rates.