Bruce Springsteen performed in all those places. But unlike Bruce, when I am done with my gig, I really don’t expect to see any lighters flick on.
No, no, I am not a rock n’ roll star like Bruce. Rather, I’m just a humble New York personal injury attorney dashing around the State to fill other New York accident lawyers in on the newest developments in “New York Municipal Liability” law.
What’s that? It’s a funky little area of the law strewn with wacky rules for suing New York State and its subdivisions such as towns, cities, counties, school districts, and other public entities in New York. These public entities have unique personal injury defenses unavailable to other defendants, such as very short time limits, complex pre-suit requirements, “governmental immunity” defenses, and “prior written notice” rules. And so on.
Believe me, you don’t want me to blog about all this strange stuff (unless you need a sure-fire insomnia fix). But if you’re weird enough to be interested in this kind of thing, you can check out my 2012 New York Municipal Liability publication. You can also read the chapter I wrote a few years ago on this subject for the New York State Bar Association’s treatise on New York personal injury law. Yes, I am considered a State-wide expert in this little niche. If you get hurt by a city, town, school, county, the police, the State, or anything in between, just call!
Would I rather be wailing on an electric guitar as thousands of beautiful young things jumped up and down and gyrated madly to my rock rhythms? Sure sounds like a better gig than staring out at a bunch of half-asleep lawyers! But so far Bruce has neglected to audition me for that lead guitar position on his team.
As another great rock n’ roller once said, “you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find . . . you get what you need”.
See ya in that room full of lawyers (zzzzzzzzzzzz . . . .)
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!
Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
michaels-smolak.com Central NY Personal Injury Lawyer Michaels & Smolak, P.C.