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Injured? Your Time to File An Injury Claim in New York is Limited! I’ll Explain.


Your Time to File An Action Is Limited

If you have been injured due to the carelessness of someone else, you must file a personal injury claim within a specified period of time – this is referred to as the “statute of limitations.” In New York, there are various statutes of limitations for different types of cases; therefore, the applicable deadline depends on the nature of your claim.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, you do not have an unlimited amount of time to sue the property owner. Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 214, you must file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party within 3 years. The same three year period applies to car crash cases. If you fail to file a lawsuit after the expired time period, your claim may be forever barred. There are extensions available in the case of children under age 18.

The following is a representation of statutes of limitations in New York. However, they do not apply to cases involving municipalities or government entities because separate rules apply, and those time periods are often shorter.

  • Slip and fall cases: 3 years
  • Dog bite cases: 3 years
  • Car and truck accidents: 3 years
  • Product liability (dangerous or defective products): 3 years
  • Wrongful death claims: 2 years from the date of death

Injured by Another’s Wrongful Conduct?

If you are injured by another’s wrongful conduct, or by a dangerous or defective product, you must start documenting your claim as soon as possible and without delay. It is critical that all video surveillance, photographs, and other relevant evidence be immediately obtained and preserved. Remember, your time to sue the at-fault party is limited, so you should contact a Buffalo personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

New York’s statute of limitations is important. If you were to file a claim after the state’s required deadline your right to compensation may be forever lost. Don’t let that happen to you – contact The Rossi Law Firm today.

Free Case Review and No Fee Unless You Win

If you are seriously injured due to a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, slip/trip and fall, dog bite, defective product, or some other cause resulting from the carelessness of someone else, we will review your case at no cost to you. We will never charge a legal fee unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.

Preeminently Qualified. Nationally Recognized. Respected and Trusted.

When you hire The Rossi Law Firm, Michael Anthony Rossi will personally handle your case. Michael is nationally recognized and has consistently received the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. With over four decades of experience handling serious injury cases, our Buffalo injury legal team understands the emotional and financial challenges individuals face when injured by the carelessness of someone else. We will be there for you when you need the guidance and direction to get you through the difficult times. If you are seriously injured, call Michael Anthony Rossi at The Rossi Law Firm at 716-854-5555. “It may be the most important call you will ever make!” – Michael Anthony Rossi