Prior Written Notice Law Protects City from Liability for Dangerous Road Condition.
“Where a municipality has enacted a prior written notice law, it may not be subjected to liability for injuries arising from a dangerous roadway condition unless it has received prior written notice of the dangerous condition, or an exception to the prior written notice requirement applies… . The only recognized exceptions to the statutory prior written notice requirement involve situations in which the municipality created the defect or hazard through an affirmative act of negligence, or where a special use confers a benefit upon the municipality…” . Because the City established it had not received prior written notification of the condition which caused plaintiff’s injuries it was entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Connor v City of New York, 2012-02970, Index No 30407/05, Second Dept. 3-6-13