Municipal Liability

Sometimes a municipality may be partially or solely responsible for your injuries.  This is often the case when accidents occur on school grounds or other municipal property.  The municipality may have failed to properly maintain its roads or sidewalks.  A municipal employee may have acted negligently or intentionally leading to your injury.  If you or someone you love has been injured on municipal property or due to the negligence of a municipal employee, Cooper Sevillano can help.

 

Claims against governmental entities can be particularly difficult to bring due to governmental immunity.   Our experienced trial attorneys have successfully brought numerous claims against governmental entities obtaining comprehensive and substantial settlements and jury verdicts.:

 

  • For example, we were able to obtain a $625,000* settlement for an young gymnast who fractured the Lisfranc joint in her foot after her coach instructed her to help assemble the gymnasium floor during practice to save money.  A stack of plywood sheets came crashing down on her leg, causing the injury.  The town vehemently denied any wrongdoing and claimed it was immune from this kind of lawsuit.  Our attorneys tenaciously pursued the case and after several days at trial the town agreed to settle.

 

Claims Handled on a Contingency Basis

 

Remember that all of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis which means we are only paid when we win a case and recover money for our clients.  If you or someone you love has been injured on municipal property or by a municipal employee, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation at  (203) 366-0660 or email us at info@coopersevillano.com

 

* Please note that past results are not meant to be a guarantee of future success in any particular case.

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