The personal injury statute of limitations in New York is three years from the date of the accident. This means that if you were injured in an accident, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time frame, you will be barred from doing so and will not be able to recover any damages.
There are some exceptions to this rule, however. If the person who caused your accident is a government entity, you will only have 90 days to file your lawsuit. And if your injury was not immediately apparent, you may have up to one year from the date when you discovered your injury to file a lawsuit.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case and ensure that you do not miss the deadline to file your lawsuit. Contact the Law Offices of Winkler Kurtz, LLP today to schedule a free consultation with a New York personal injury lawyer.
What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a legal term that refers to an injury to the body, mind, or emotions of an individual. This can include physical injuries, psychological injuries, and emotional injuries. Personal injury can be caused by many different things, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
If you have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine what types of damages you may be eligible to receive and will fight to get you the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Contact a New York Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, don’t wait to call an experienced attorney. The personal injury statute of limitations in New York is three years from the date of the accident, so it is important to act quickly. At the Law Offices of Winkler Kurtz, LLP, we have over 25 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases and are dedicated to getting our clients the compensation they deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a New York personal injury lawyer. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options. Call us at (631) 928-8000 or fill out our online contact form to get started.
Disclaimer: The information in this blog post (“post”) is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction.