In the state of New York, victims of accidents caused by another party’s
negligence are entitled to file a
personal injury claim against the responsible party in pursuit of compensation for their
suffering. These claims, however, must be filed within a certain amount
of time in order to be heard by the courts. This is because nearly all
types of lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, or a window
of time in which a person is permitted to pursue legal action. These time
limits will vary on a state-by-state basis depending on the certain type
In the case of personal injury lawsuits, the statute of limitations allows
accident victims to file a claim within three years of their accident.
If a claim involves New York City authorities or a government agency,
a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days and a lawsuit must be filed
within one year and ninety days. Wrongful death and medical malpractice
claims must be filed within two years and six months.
If this time period expires and a person has not yet filed a claim, they
will no longer be able to seek legal action and will lose their right
to compensation. For this reason, it is imperative that injured parties
contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure they meet all relevant
Contact a Skilled Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured by another person or business’ careless
actions, a top-rated Rochester personal injury attorney from The Law Office
of Robert King can represent your interests in court and help you pursue
maximum financial recovery for your injuries. Having handled hundreds
of trials over more than 10 years of legal practice, your case is sure
to be in excellent hands.
Call (585) 286-5124 or
request a free consultation today to get started towards filing a claim.