New Yorkers have to deal with cold and harsh wintery conditions, thanks to the state’s geographical location as one of the northernmost regions in the country. Winters are synonymous with blinding snowstorms and an increased likelihood of driving accidents. Nearly 24% weather-related car crashes take place on slushy, snowy and icy pavement as per federal data. Another 15% of these auto accidents occur during sleet or snow storms.
How Long Do You Have to File Your Winter Accident Injury Claim?
To pursue legal action against the at-fault party in a New York winter car or truck accident, you are required to file your personal injury claim within a certain time limit. This deadline is called the statute of limitations. For winter car and truck accident injury cases, the statute of limitations in New York is generally three years. Attorney Michael S. Lamonsoff encourages injured victims to file their claim as soon as possible so that time in on their side, and our legal team can seize the advantage to build a strong case for compensation against the negligent parties.