Most personal injury claims have a three-year statute of limitations, meaning you must file your lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident or you waive your right to recover any money for the many losses you have suffered. However, some claims must be brought sooner, including within 2 ½ years for a medical malpractice claim and two years for a wrongful death claim. The time to file a claim for No Fault benefits is only 30 days from date of accident or the insurance company may not have to pay one cent for your medical bills or lost earnings.
In addition, the time to file a notice of claim against New York City is only 90 days. As you can see, we recommend seeking legal counsel immediately or as soon as possible. Delays can lead to lost evidence and unreliable witness testimony that could weaken or destroy your case. Call us even if you think you have already missed the deadline because certain circumstances, such as being a minor at the time of the accident, can affect when the statute of limitations starts to run. . Don’t Delay. Call now so you don’t lose your rights to hold the wrongdoer(s) responsible and collect the money and benefits you are entitled to.