How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit For My Brooklyn Accident Case?

  • Generally speaking, in New York, the statute of limitations is three years.
  • However, there are variations on those three years.
  • For example, if the claim to be made is against a municipality, such as the City of New York or anything associated with the City of New York like police or fire departments, there are few different time limitations.
  • You have to first file a notice of claim and that is a 90 day limitation.
  • Then, after that, you have 1 year and 90 days from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit as opposed to if it’s a private entity, you have 3 years for a car accident or a slip and fall.
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The personal injury law firm of Goldberg & Chase, LLP. in Brooklyn, New York represents clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.