How much time do I have to File a Lawsuit for my Accident?

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.

If somebody were to intentionally harm or hurt you, that is an intentional tort and the time limitation on that is one year to bring a lawsuit. There are time limitations that everybody needs to know and ask about depending upon when they are contacting an attorney for the first time. Hopefully, it’s not too late and the statute of limitations has not passed on the claim you wish to bring.

The law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger and Peters is composed of  dedicated and experienced attorneys, dealing with cases throughout the Brooklyn, New York area. Contact them for your free initial consultation. 

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