How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Injury Claim in New York?

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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Injury Claim in New York?

There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury as a result of someone else’s careless actions. Unfortunately, many people are injured in car accidents every single day here in New York City as a result of negligent drivers. Car accidents are jarring, and often, they can permanently impact a person’s life. If you were recently injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you’re most likely now looking to sue for compensation, but you may wonder how long you can wait to do so. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bronx car accident attorney to learn exactly how long you’ll have to file your car accident injury claim and how our legal team can help you pursue the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.

What is the statute of limitations for a car accident injury claim in New York State?

The statute of limitations for most car accident claims in New York State is three years, meaning you should have three years from the date of your accident to pursue compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained. Waiting longer than three years will result in you being permanently time-barred from bringing an injury claim altogether.

That said, you should note that though you will have three years to file a lawsuit in most cases, the truth is, you should never wait that long to do so. This is because the longer you wait, the more challenging it can become to prove you were truly hurt as a result of a car accident that happened, say, two and a half years ago. Additionally, witnesses’ memories will fade and they may become harder to track down. This is why it’s simply best to retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer and pursue your rightful compensation as soon after your accident as you can.

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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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