How Long Do I Have to Sue a Driver for an Accident in NYC?

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How Long Do I Have to Sue a Driver for an Accident in NYC?

There are few things worse than sustaining a serious injury in a car accident, especially in an accident that happened as a result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, most car accidents are due to negligence and are entirely preventable. That said, if you were injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s negligence, you should understand that you only have a limited amount of time to sue. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Please continue reading and speak with a seasoned Bronx car accident attorney from our legal team to learn more about how long you have to sue after an accident and how we can help you through each step of the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How long do I have to sue a negligent driver for a car accident in New York City?

After sustaining an injury in an NYC auto accident, you are required to bring your personal injury lawsuit (in most cases) within three years of the date your accident happened. If you wait longer than three years, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to sue. That said, you should understand that the sooner you bring your claim to the attention of a seasoned personal injury lawyer, the better your chances are of winning the compensation you deserve and need to heal. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to satisfy the burden of proof.

What should I do to increase my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

To prove a car accident personal injury claim, you’ll need to gather and present evidence that can help you satisfy the burden of proof, including:

  • Pictures or videos of the accident
  • Witness contact information
  • Medical documentation
  • A copy of the police report
  • Surveillance footage of the accident

You should also ensure you hire a seasoned personal injury lawyer who can help you file your claim. Our firm is here to help, every step of the way.

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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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