Slip and fall while incarcerated at Rikers Island?
Did you or a loved one have a slip and fall while being held at Rikers Island? If so, you must file a notice of claim, or intention to file within 90 days from the date of incident. Further, it must be mailed certified. If not, it will be disallowed. Often times, they won’t even tell you it’s been disallowed. In fact, some times, the City will even issue you a claim number, making you think your claim was accepted. But then, you find out, long after your 90 days, that it was disallowed and you are essentially out of luck. Therefore, you MUST file a timely, and correct, notice of claim.
We don’t expect you to be able to do this perfectly on your own without help. That is why we are here to help. You have slipped and fell? Been assaulted/beaten? Cut by a scalpel or razor? Or any contraband? Or fractured/broke your arm or legs while incarcerated? We can help you file a notice of claim or complaint correctly.
Don’t let a spelling error or date error stop you from collecting what you deserve. Contact us here and we will help you. Fill out the form to the right. Someone will help you for free. Don’t want to? Think you can do it on your own? That is fine too. Click here to fill it out on your own.
You must file a claim with them and if you follow the link, you will get to their site. Remember that you need to state the cause of action for the issue. Is it assault and battery? negligence? gross negligence? failure to protect? all of the above? You have to pick and you have to get it right. Otherwise, you may be out of luck.