How Long After An Accident Can You Sue?
Personal injury accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and for any number of reasons. It's a frightening experience and can also take a mental and physical toll on the accident victim. This is why you should know your rights and how you can use New York State laws to protect yourself. If you have been injured, you are likely wondering how long after an accident can you sue.
As per New York's statute of limitations, you have three years to file a personal injury claim. After that period has elapsed, your right to claim compensation will be permanently extinguished. Your case does not need to be done within this three-year timeframe, just filed—an important distinction many don’t realize!
If you have been in a personal injury accident, you need to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff as soon as possible. The moment we are signed up, we will immediately put the entire force of our legal knowledge and resources behind your case to fight for the highest possible compensation for you. We will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault party and their insurance company liable and ensure you are rightfully compensated for your injuries and losses.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Civil Cases in NYC?
In all personal injury claims, a statute of limitations dictates the time in which you can file a civil claim for damages in court.
- If you would like to file a claim against someone else for personal injury, slip-and-fall injuries or product liability, you have three years from the date of the incident to do so.
- The statute of limitations for workers' compensation cases is two years from the date of the injury.
- The deadline for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is two and a half years from the date when the medical negligence happened.
- In wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations requires you to file suit within two years of the deceased person's death.
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When you are injured in an accident in New York City, your priority should be getting yourself treated so that you can get back to working and living life normally. The first thing you should always do is see a doctor to assess your injuries, which could range from minor bumps and bruises to severe fractures or organ damage. The second thing you should do is call us.
When you're going through a difficult time, it is often easier to defer legal matters until you feel better able to handle them, but hiring our firm is easy- it only takes one call. Get in touch with us at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff. Your timely call helps ensure that our personal injury lawyers can file a claim, build the right legal strategy, and fight aggressively on your behalf to obtain the highest possible damages.
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