If you have been injured in a train or bus in New York, the New York City Transit Authority can be held liable.
However, the process of filing and serving notice of claims to federal agencies can be complex. A Notice of Claim should be served without error; otherwise, it can be dismissed by the court.
In this article, we tackle the regulations associated with serving notice of claims on the NYC Transit Authority. This way, you can avoid potential delays and other issues that can prevent you from obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Filing a Notice of Claims
Under the concept of sovereign immunity, the State of New York or one of its departments or agencies cannot be sued without prior notice and consent. As such, New York requires the plaintiff to file a Notice of Claim which provides the entity to be sued with details of the injury and/or other claims. This document must be served within 90 days of the incident.
At a minimum, a Notice of Claim must include the following information:
- Name and address of the party filing the claim and of their lawyer
- The damages sought
- The nature of the claim including the exact date, time, and location of the accident
- The nature and extent of the injuries
Serving the New York Secretary of State
By default, the New York Secretary of State is the registered statutory agent that can accept Notices of Claim on behalf of public entities including government agencies. The public entity must then provide the name, post office address, and email address of the authorized person to which the Secretary of State shall forward a copy of any received Notices of Claim.
As such, anyone who wishes to serve a Notice of Claim on the New York City Transit Authority must mail or hand-deliver the legal papers to the Secretary of State. Once a Notice of Claim has been filed, the NYC Transit Authority will acknowledge the claim. They have the right to call for a statutory hearing which entails the injured claimant to answer queries under oath at an oral deposition.
The injured claimant may also be required to undergo a physical examination by the NYC Transit Authority’s physician. Note that these steps will take place before the lawsuit officially commences.
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