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Municipal Liability Lawyers in Philadelphia

Addressing Injuries or Losses Resulting from City or Municipal Negligence

Every individual has the right to their personal safety, particularly in public spaces. The city or county government is responsible for ensuring that these public areas are safe and secure.

When a person suffers an injury or harm in a public place, he or she can file a municipal liability lawsuit against the government for compensation. Many cities are covered with municipal liability insurance to protect them from situations like these.

If you think you may have a case, our Philadelphia municipal liability attorneys can help. Call Ginsburg & Associates Trial Lawyers at (215) 392-6616 today! We proudly serve clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Incidences of Municipal Liability Under Section 1983

Although not all injuries apply under a municipal liability definition, there are many incidences which could lead to a viable lawsuit, including:

  • If you were jogging at the local park and were injured while tripping on an open sewer and there was no sign to indicate that it was there
  • If you were to walk under a building that was under construction without signage to indicate that it was unsafe, and building materials fell on you resulting in head injuries
  • If you were injured due to broken sidewalks, neglected or poorly maintained roads, water main or sewer leaks, or any other hazard maintained by municipalities
  • If you were injured in an accident involving the acts or negligence of an on-duty city or municipal employee, such as a police officer

The governing body in the area is responsible for providing safety for all its citizens. If your injury can be proven to have occurred as a result of “policy” it may be similar to a well-known 1983 liability case referred to as “Monell Liability“. An injury sustained in a public building or space belonging to a city or county council can also be grounds for a municipal liability suit. In some instances, so can harm or injury caused by employees of the county or city. A personal injury and municipal liability lawyers will inform you on what your rights pertaining to municipal liability are and help you get reasonable compensation for your injury.

Trusted & Proven Philadelphia Municipal Liability Lawyers

At Ginsburg & Associates Trial Lawyers, we take your injury at heart. Our team has over thirty years of experience in these complex municipal cases. We can work with you to understand your circumstances and options for moving forward. If you or someone you know has been injured or suffered harm in this way and is seeking compensation, then look no further, we will walk with you and counsel you in this very grave matter.

Call our team at (215) 392-6616 today to schedule your free consultation. We are committed to providing our clients with knowledgeable, thorough counsel to help them navigate this challenging time.

Millions Of Dollars Recovered For Our Clients

  • $15,000,000 Baby in Delay of C Section
  • $3,200,000 Police Negligence
  • $3,105,000 Bus Accident
  • $2,625,000 Pedestrian Injury
  • $2,000,000 Settlement Medical Malpractice
  • $1,890,000.00 Verdict Premises Liability
  • $1,200,000 Civil Rights Violation
  • $998,228 Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $985,000.00 Settlement DUI Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $770,000.00 + waiver of $1M WC lien Settlement Burn Injury