New York Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law is a complex area of law for many people to deal with. In New York this confusion may be even greater as there are modifications to its tort law that can make the options available to victims of other people’s negligence somewhat less clear. Although tort law is generally similar from state to state, there are several significant ways in which New York civil law differs.
Despite the complexity of personal injury law, filing a lawsuit seeking compensation for the harm that you have suffered does not have to be difficult. With the support and experience that a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, can provide, you can gain a more in-depth understanding of your case and stand a better chance of securing the compensation you need. Contact us by calling (212) 779-0057 today.
Major Distinctions of New York Tort Law
Two factors that are considered in virtually any civil lawsuit are whether the case is initiated before the statute of limitations has expired and the kind and amount of monetary damages that may be awarded. Yet there are certain nuances to New York civil law in each of these areas that cause it to differ as follows:
- Most states place limits on how much money a victim can be awarded in personal injury cases; however, in medical malpractice cases in New York, a victim can be awarded any amount of money that is deemed necessary as there is no limitation on these awards.
- While the statute of limitations for many states may vary for different areas of personal injury law, they are typically set in year time periods. New York, on the other hand, has a unique limit – 2 years and 6 months – for medical malpractice cases that adds an extra layer of difficulty to these cases.
When pursuing a personal injury case in New York, having a lawyer who is familiar with the state’s unique requirements can be highly beneficial.