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As a resident of Phoenix, you should expect that you are safe using city property. If you have been injured, however, you may be wondering where to turn to recover your damages after the accident. Our experienced Phoenix government negligence attorneys have been fighting for the rights of injured residents since 1974. At Alex & Saavedra, P.C., we understand the complexities of cases involving a government entity, even at the city government level.

Contact our team today by calling (602) 483-6114 to learn how we can help.

What Circumstances Can Result in a Lawsuit Against the City?

There are many reasons that you may find yourself bringing a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix. Commonly, a claim would be made because of an injury. These situations may include:

  • A city owned, operated, or managed vehicle causes an accident or injures a member of the public.
  • A conveyance, such as an elevator, escalator, or stairs, which is owned, operated, or managed by the city cause injury to a member of the public.
  • A known hazard existed in public space, and seriously injured someone. This may include damaged sidewalks, public parks, or other hazardous conditions.

Filing a Claim or Lawsuit Against the City

If you wish to bring a claim against the city, it is important to speak with our legal team at Alex & Saavedra, P.C. We are familiar with the rules and regulations your case must follow to prevail, so we can save you the frustration and countless hours of research that would be necessary. Because of the sheer amount of red tape to cut through, many victims may feel hopeless about pursing their case. Our Phoenix attorneys believe every injured person should have the right to recover compensation, even if their case is complex. For this reason, we are ready to help you.

A Brief Overview of the Process:

  • A victim of a personal injury who wishes to sue the City of Phoenix has 180 days after the injury was sustained to file a Notice of Claim. This process can often be confusing to those who are not familiar with it, which is where our experienced legal team at Alex & Saavedra, P.C. comes in. Your Notice of Claim must be served to the correct authority, or else your claim may be denied.
  • When filing your actual claim, you must state your case in a way that clearly implicates the City of Phoenix and demonstrates how negligence on the part of the city was responsible for your injuries and for reimbursing you.
  • You must state how much money you are seeking for reimbursement in your claim. In addition to this statement, you will need to include supporting documents that demonstrate your need, including medical bills, paystubs or statements from your employer regarding lost wages, receipts, and other proof. This evidence will be critical for your case, so it is important to gather as much as is available.
  • Upon receiving your claim, the City of Phoenix will consider your case. If they have not accepted it within 60 days, your claim will be denied.
  • If your claim is denied, you still have the option to bring a lawsuit against the city. You have one year from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. Our government negligence lawyers will help you prepare your case meticulously, so you can easily make the transition to litigation if it becomes necessary.

Start Your Case Today! Call Our Phoenix Government Negligence Attorneys - (602) 483-6114

It is difficult to full answer the question, “How do I sue the city?” without fully knowing all the details of your case. We can offer quality representation and nearly 50 years of proven experience to assist you in your case. Let our team of knowledgeable Phoenix government negligence lawyers guide you through the complex legal requirement of your case and fight for your losses due to the city’s negligence. At Alex & Saavedra, P.C., we are proud to be a voice for injured victims, no matter what they’re up against.

Schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case today. Contact our team online or call (602) 483-6114.

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