When an individual in New York City becomes injured due to the negligence of another party, they may suffer significant burdens that are both financial and nonfinancial in nature. Of course, when this happens, they may want to pursue legal options in an effort to recover compensation. One of the most important things that an individual should be aware of when they intend on bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party is that they are subject to the statutes of limitations.
The statutes of limitations simply act as a deadline that the injured party must follow if they wish to file a personal injury claim. In the New York State Unified Court System, injured parties must bring a personal injury claim within 3 years of the date of the accident. This is also true for individuals who have been injured by a defective product. Those who have been the victims of medical malpractice only have 2 years and 6 months from the date of malpractice to bring a claim.
It is also important to note that if the individual has been injured by the negligence of New York City or New York State, they must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident.
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The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is committed to representing clients throughout New York City who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation when it matters most.