New York’s Statute of Limitations
When you have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, you are likely to be faced with significant medical expenses and other financial burdens. A successful civil lawsuit can help you to obtain financial compensation for these and other considerations, but it can be challenging to prevail in such a case. It is important to ensure that you file your case before the statute of limitations has expired as the failure to do so will likely render legal action unavailable to you.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, each of our New York personal injury lawyers has a wealth of knowledge regarding personal injury law and, as such, can help you to better understand your situation and the legal intricacies involved in your claim. Call (212) 779-0057 to speak with an attorney today.
Time Restrictions for Personal Injury Claims
The statute of limitations varies according to the type of case that is being pursued. Ensuring that you are aware of which category your case falls under and therefore the duration of the statute of limitations is absolutely essential. The following are some of the pertinent statutes of limitations in New York:
- Medical malpractice – 2 years and 6 months from the date of the injury
- Wrongful death – 2 years past the date of the person’s death
- Product liability – 3 years from the date of the injury or discovery of health complication
- Personal injury – 3 years from the day on which a person suffers an injury
While focusing on your recovery is important, so too is getting the compensation that you need to adequately recover, and filing a claim within the statute of limitations is vital to obtaining this compensation. Call (212) 779-0057 to discuss your specific case with a New York personal injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP.