What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim in New York?

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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim in New York?

It is an unfortunate reality that accidents can happen to anyone at any time. While they can sometimes be avoided with caution, they can also happen suddenly due to another party’s negligence. When this happens, the injured party may wish to seek justice for their suffering. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions that caused the accident. When dealing with these matters, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney.

Statute of Limitations in New York

Victims that sustain injuries due to negligence often find themselves burdened physically, emotionally, and financially after the fact. These damages can become overwhelming and difficult to afford, which is why people often pursue compensation as coverage. To accomplish this, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. 

In doing so, it is important that they do not wait too long. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place that places a deadline on when they are required to file a claim. If the injured party misses the deadline, they may give up their opportunity to pursue legal action entirely. In the state of New York, there is a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims.

What is a Notice of Claim?

There are also many cases in which a person becomes injured as a result of government negligence. It is important to know that, in these situations, there is a different process in place in order to pursue legal action against a government entity. To do so, the injured party must file a written Notice of Claim. This gives notification to the government that a lawsuit is being brought against them. There is a deadline that must be met for this as well. In the state of New York, injured parties only have 90 days from the date of the injury in order to file a Notice of Claim. If the deadline is not met, the injured party may not be able to hold the government entity liable for their suffering. It can be beneficial to have an experienced personal injury attorney at this time to guide you through the process

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