The city of Dunkirk is located in Chautauqua County, NY and is home to a population of 12,563 based on the 2010 Census. The area was formerly known as Chadwick’s Bay but was later renamed to “Dunkirk” due to its harbor’s resemblance to that of “Dunkerque” in France.
In 2019, a Dunkirk resident filed a lawsuit to seek damages for healthcare-related costs after sustaining injuries during an event at the Dunkirk City Pier. Judith Bohn named the city of Dunkirk and G&E Tentsin in the lawsuit after she tripped and fell over a rope and tent stake at the pier which resulted in a broken and dislocated shoulder and various cuts.
If you ever find yourself in similar circumstances, or any situation that may require subsequent legal action, it’s highly recommended to know your legal options and resources in and near Dunkirk. For legal research, you can check out the Dunkirk Public Library, or visit the Charles B. Sears Law Library or the Supreme Court – Buffalo Law Library in Buffalo, NY. Alternatively, you can do your legal research at home or anywhere with internet connection through LegalMatch’s own online Law Library, which has thousands of law articles that may help you with your case.
Hiring a lawyer to help you with your case can be expensive; luckily, there are a couple of non-profit organizations and agencies that provide free or pro bono legal aid to residents of Dunkirk and Chautauqua County. For instance, if you have a legal concern related to Elder Law, you can visit the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging in Mayville, or the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging in Olean.
It’s also important to take note that these types of organizations generally require you to undergo a strict and time-consuming eligibility check. Even if you’re able to qualify, there’s still the issue of having to wait for an available volunteer to assist you.
If you’re unable to qualify in receiving free or pro bono legal aid from these organizations, or if you’re dealing with an urgent legal concern, it’s highly recommended that you find and hire a lawyer that specializes or is experienced with your particular legal issue.
Fortunately, you can find the right lawyer for your specific legal concern with LegalMatch. Post your case at LegalMatch.com, and LegalMatch will match you with a pre-screened Dunkirk attorney who has dealt with cases like yours and knows your rights.