How Long Can I Wait to File a Personal Injury Claim in NYS?

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How Long Can I Wait to File a Personal Injury Claim in NYS?

When someone is hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, they often will file a personal injury claim in an effort to recover the financial compensation they need to heal. That being said, unfortunately, many people make the mistake of waiting to see if their injuries heal on their own before bringing a claim, only to find that they’ve missed the state’s statute of limitations when they finally decide to bring a claim. Don’t make this mistake yourself. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bronx personal injury lawyers to learn more about the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in NYS and how our firm can help you attain the compensation you deserve and need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in NYS?

In New York State, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, in most cases, three years, which means that anyone who has been hurt in an accident shouldn’t wait more than three years to take legal action. However, you should note that depending on the place and how a person was injured, the statute of limitations may be even shorter. For example, if you were injured by or on a public bus, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within a matter of months. This is why, no matter the circumstances of your injury, it’s always best to bring your claim to a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Your attorney will ensure you meet all the necessary deadlines.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

As you may know, simply bringing a claim does not guarantee a person financial compensation. To win compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. For example, if you were hurt in a car accident, you and your attorney will have to present pictures/videos of the accident, witness statements, medical documents, and any other form of evidence that can be used to corroborate your claim. As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof, you should receive compensation to help you cope with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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