Being injured due to the negligence of another party is a very serious matter. When these accidents happen, the injured party may be suffering significant burdens that may include high medical bills, the cost of rehabilitation, lost wages, emotional distress, and more. Often, when an individual is faced with such burdens, they may want to consider bringing legal action against the liable party. It is important not to dwell for too long when considering a personal injury case because the state has imposed a deadline by which all civil cases must be filed. This deadline is referred to as a statute of limitations.
In New York State, the statute of limitations on a personal injury case is 3 years from the date of the accident. If the individual fails to file their claim within three years, they will lose the opportunity to receive significant compensation. This is also true for product liability matters and slip and falls. If the matter is a wrongful death claim, the individual bringing the case will have to file within 2 years from the date of death.
It is also important to be aware that if the claim is being brought against New York City or New York State, the individual must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days.
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