What Are the Deadlines to File a Personal Injury Claim In New York State?
December 19, 2017
Did you know that you have a limited period of time in which you are eligible to file a personal injury claim? If you let the statute of limitations or the maximum time in which you can file a legal claim lapse, you are barred from ever bringing a claim against your injuries. The deadlines for your claim range from a number of days up to 2 years depending on the type of injury.
It is strongly recommended that you retain experienced personal injury representation immediately after the injury, even if you are not yet sure whether you intend to pursue legal action. The statute of limitations for filing a claim is two years from the date of the incident or the accident. This applies to the vast majority of personal injury cases. Even though you can wait up to two years to pursue this deadline, there are also some exceptions that could minimize the amount of time that you have to pursue the compensation you deserve.
If the victim was a minor, the two-year deadline could be extended. There is no benefit to waiting until the last minute, however. The discovery of the injury can also extend the potential length of time because people may not realize the injuries they have sustained immediately.
Some exceptions can decrease the length of time that you have to act. For example, if you need to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim from a government entity rather than a business or an individual, you may need to act within the next 90 days after the accident.
Regardless of the injuries you have sustained, it is in your best interests to act sooner rather than later so that you understand the rights and can get your questions answered by an attorney you trust. Do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer immediately to schedule a consultation and to walk through your various needs.
The personal injury lawyers at Purchase George & Murphey, P.C. can tell you more when you need help with your legal case. Call us at 814-273-2010 or contact us via our online contact form to get started on your case today.
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