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Municipal Negligence Car Accident

Top Rated Municipal Negligence Car Accident Attorneys in Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims of Auto Accidents Caused by Municipal Negligence in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.


City Plan Meeting Suffering severe injuries or worse in a car accident is difficult enough. When crash victims discover that the responsible party is a governmental municipality, the situation can seem even more overwhelming. Most of the roads, streets, and highways we drive on are considered public resources. As such, the government is responsible for properly maintaining those roadways and can be held liable for failure to do so. Municipal liability cases often occur when hazardous conditions on roads, public works, or other government-owned property injure somebody. Additionally, when the unsafe operation of government vehicles results in injury, it can give rise to municipal negligence claims.

When trying to determine which government agency or department is responsible for maintaining a road, complications can arise. Municipalities may seem to have countless departments, authorities, and agencies, each with their own special rules regarding submitting a claim and the time limitations to do so. Any mistake in the process can deprive victims of valuable time, forcing them to miss the tight deadlines to file a lawsuit. The silver lining is that most municipal defendants have sufficient means to adequately compensate victims for their injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you decipher which governmental bureau is responsible for the roadway or vehicle that led to your accident.

Being the victim of a car accident can be an extremely traumatic experience for many people. However, it does not have to be for you when you have the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced car accident lawyers fighting on your side. A detailed investigation of your accident may reveal that a guardrail was missing in the median of a highway or that your car veered off the road because of an inadequate shoulder drop-off. Our skilled personal injury attorneys may be able to demonstrate that your injuries were a result of improper municipal planning, poor maintenance, or other forms of negligence. Allow Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of battle-tested municipal liability lawyers to handle your claim and pursue the compensation that you deserve. Our seasoned team has extensive experience handling municipal-related injuries and will help alleviate some of the anxiety that you struggle with during this challenging time.

Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a recognized member of the Premier Lawyers of America, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Over time, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has seen the devastating impact that car crashes can have on a victim’s life, ranging from severe injuries to death. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team sympathizes with the emotional trauma and impediments you may be suffering. You may have the right to seek monetary compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages from work, pain and suffering, and reduced earning capacity. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome sets us apart from the competition. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!

Common Causes of Municipal Negligence Car Crashes

Car Accident Municipal negligence, as it applies to car crashes, is the notion that the responsible government entity did not act with reasonable care in designing, marking, maintaining, or repairing its roadways. Just as motorists are expected to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others, it is imperative municipalities keep our roadways safe. Some of the most common forms of municipal negligence that contribute to car accidents include:

  1. Defective traffic lights;
  2. Misplaced or inadequate road signs;
  3. Missing guardrails;
  4. Unrepaired potholes;
  5. Uneven roads;
  6. Excessive debris on roads;
  7. Trees or shrubs blocking signs;
  8. Faulty roadway designs;
  9. Road maintenance failures;
  10. Snow, ice, or water hazards that are left for excessive periods;
  11. Crashes caused by poorly maintained railroad platforms; and
  12. The drivers of public buses, police patrol cars, firefighting trucks, or other municipal vehicles causing accidents with other motorists.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY MUNICIPAL NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK MUNICIPAL NEGLIGENCE CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU DESERVE!

Proving Municipal Negligence Caused Your Car Accident

From accidents involving government-owned or maintained property to those crashes involving careless government employees, municipality negligence can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. Each year, thousands of victims are seriously injured due to municipality negligence. Depending on the specific roadway, a city, town, county, state, or even federal government agency may be in charge of its maintenance and repair. Victims of car accidents caused by a municipality’s negligent actions may be entitled to recover compensation for their damages. Our highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking team will meticulously investigate your claim and gather evidence to prove that a municipal was responsible for your accident. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will establish liability for your injuries by proving the following legal elements:

  1. The municipality owed you a duty of care;
  2. The municipality breached that duty of care by failing to exercise reasonable care or acting negligently;
  3. The breach of that duty of care caused the accident and resulting injuries; and
  4. Consequently, you suffered actual damages.

Please note that municipalities cannot be held liable for situations, such as inclement weather conditions, that they had no prior knowledge about. If a sinkhole suddenly emerges and causes a crash, there is no way that the responsible agency had enough time to repair it. However, if the road was eroding for months and numerous motorists complained about the danger, the municipality may be held liable for failing to warn drivers or complete a timely repair.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries caused by municipal negligence, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his top rated team of attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal rights. Our battle-tested municipal liability accident lawyers will ensure that you meet all required deadlines, identify the responsible municipality, put on proper notice of the claim, and assert your legal rights to seek compensation. Distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America and honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our outstanding law firm will fight to obtain the best result for your injuries and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 38 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. Our highly qualified team is available for your free consultation 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Contact us today so that we can help you!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

Client Reviews
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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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Dogged, Determined, and Dead-set on getting you the Maximum settlement for your injuries! T.F.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
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Jed is a Master in the courtroom without an equal. S.C.
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