If you were recently involved in an accident that was brought on by the negligence or carelessness of another party, you likely want to secure compensation to make up for the damages you’ve been forced to suffer. And while this is a viable and highly recommended course of action, there are some things you need to keep in mind.
Part of that is understanding the deadlines and regulations you must adhere to. Our team at Siler & Ingber, LLP wants to help ensure that you face no unnecessary difficulties when filing your suit. Below, we offer the information you need to know about New York’s statute of limitations.
Every state has strict guidelines regarding how long victims have to file a personal injury claim. But what is the New York statute of limitations for personal injury claims? In this state, you have a maximum of three years from the date of your injury to file claim against the responsible party.
Generally speaking, after this deadline has passed, your claim becomes invalid. However, some circumstances could extend the available time to certain victims.
For example, if your personal injury claim is being filed due to medical malpractice, and you were a minor at the time of the accident, the state may extend the statute of limitations in order to give you more time to take the necessary legal actions to procure compensation.
Conversely, there are some situations in which the statute of limitations is shortened. For example, adults filing a claim for medical malpractice will need to begin the filing process within two and a half years of the injury date. If you are filing a claim against a government entity, you only have a mere three months from the date of your injuries to file.
As you can see, waiting to file a personal injury claim could have disastrous effects on your ability to recover the compensation you rightfully deserve. That’s why we highly recommend scheduling a consultation with Siler & Ingber, LLP right away. We’ll make sure you don’t miss any deadlines, and we’ll fight for everything you’re owed.
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