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How Much Time Do You Have to File an Injury Claim in NY?

How Much Time Do You Have to File an Injury Claim in NY?

Under New York State law, there are statutes of limitation that dictate how long a person has to file a lawsuit for a personal injury or wrongful death claim, resulting in compensation. If that limit of time passes, the individual who may have been injured on longer has the legal right to file any sort of claim.

This is why it is so important to retain a knowledgeable New York City injury lawyer as quickly as possible after an accident. If you choose to work with us, our attorneys at Belushin Law Firm, P.C. can walk you through the claims process and prepare the proper information needed to protect your right to financial help. When we take on a case, we begin work immediately, as we know that time is of the essence.

So how much time do you have to file a claim of negligence?

The time allotted for each type of personal injury or wrongful death claim is different, so we have laid out the time limits according to each type of case below:

  • Personal injury claim: three years
  • Motor vehicle accident: three years
  • Wrongful death: two years from the date of death
  • Any negligence resulting in injury: three years from the date of discovery
  • Defective product and product liability claims: three years
  • Medical malpractice: two and a half years from the date of the injury
  • Intentional torts or intentional wrongdoing: one year
  • Personal injury to a minor: three years from their 18th birthday

There can be differences in the specific laws surrounding your case, so it is critical to get the assistance of a qualified lawyer. Some injuries allow extra time if the injury was not discovered right away after the original incident.

Call our Brooklyn and Brooklyn personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case during a free consultation.


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