All You Need to Know About the Statute of Limitation on Filing a Car Accident in New York

All You Need to Know About the Statute of Limitation on Filing a Car Accident in New York

Car accidents are an unfortunate and regular occurrence on the streets of New York. Thousands of accidents are reported with victims who suffer from minor to long-term injuries. In some cases, these accidents are even fatal. Car accidents are often a result of negligence which entitles the injured party to compensation for their suffering. It is best to work with car accident lawyers in such a scenario. 

When you’re in a car accident, it is best to report it as soon as possible. This makes the process of filing and pursuing the claim slightly less complex. However, there can be instances where the injuries are so severe that long-term medical intervention doesn’t allow one to report the accident and file for compensation. Unfortunately, when the accident is a fatal, the issue is a little more complex.

At the same time there is a statute of limitation of three years in filing a car accident in New York. That is, if you don’t file the occurrence of the car accident within three years, you are at risk of not receiving any compensation. 

With regard to statute of limitations, here are a few more things you should know:

  • In most cases, the statute of limitations begins to run at the time of the car accident, but in case of wrongful death claims where a victim initially survives, but succumbs to the injuries at a later time. 
  • If the victim dies in the accident, the deceased’s family/representative has two years to file suit as per New York’s wrongful death statute of limitations.’
  • Time limits to file the accident may be more stringent in some cases such as if your crash involved a government vehicle.

Considering these terms, navigating the law can be a bit challenging, hence, it is recommended to work with a car accident attorney and guide you through the process. 

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident involving a ridesharing service, you need the car accident lawyer, contact Siler & Ingber today. Call us on 1-877-529-4343 or complete our online form on this page to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers. Our consultation is free and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.

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