Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in New York
Have you been injured in an accident in New York? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, it's important to understand the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York, which can vary depending on the type of accident.
Here's what you need to know:
- Car Accidents: In New York, the statute of limitations for car accident claims is three years from the date of the accident. This means that you must file your claim within three years of the accident to be eligible for compensation.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: For slip and fall accidents, the statute of limitations is also three years from the date of the accident. However, it's important to note that if the accident occurred on government property, you may have a shorter time frame to file your claim.
- Medical Malpractice: In New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two and a half years from the date of the malpractice, or from the end of continuous treatment for the same illness or injury.
- Product Liability: The statute of limitations for product liability claims in New York is three years from the date of the injury or one year from the date of discovery of the injury, whichever is longer.
- Wrongful Death: If you're filing a wrongful death claim, you have two years from the date of the person's death to file your claim.
It's important to note that the statute of limitations is a strict deadline, and if you miss it, you may not be able to file a claim. That's why it's important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, we specialize in personal injury claims in New York and can help you navigate the complex legal system. Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to personal injury claims in New York. Don't wait until it's too late to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.