The short answer to this question is yes, provided that you can prove the municipality either created this defective condition, or was on notice of the dangerous condition, yet failed to remedy it in a timely manner, and that their failure to do so played a signficant role in causing your car accident.

For a fuller discussion regarding why municipalities should be held liable for these accidents, please read our blog article by clicking here.

For a more detailed discussion as to what a plaintiff must specifically prove to win a personal injury claim against a municipality for its negligence in maintaining the roadway and traffic control devices under New York law, please click here.
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