How long do I have to file?
Each state has a fixed time period in which those who are harmed by others may pursue legal action. This time limit is known as a statute of limitations. If a person waits until this has expired, they will not be allowed to file a lawsuit in the matter. For most claims in New York, this time limit is three years after the injury.
However, this can be extended to the point in which the claimant first discovered their injury. In addition to this possible adjustment, injured minors may have up to their 21st birthday to decide whether to sue or not after an injury. These exceptions provide extra time to the original three-year limit in specific circumstances.
If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions and you are thinking about filing for compensation, we may be able to help. For a no-cost evaluation regarding your legal options, contact the New York personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.