To commence a lawsuit against a municipality in New York State the Municipal Law requires that formal notice of claim be formally served upon the defendant municipality within 90 days after the claim arises. The timeframe within which to file notice of claim is relatively short, 90 days after the accident or injury has occurred.
The governmental agency being sued is given an opportunity to question the claimant what is known as a 50-h hearing. Following this hearing, the lawsuit maybe filed in the appropriate Court by the plaintiff and/or their attorney.
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