Filing Deadlines Apply when Filing Your Accident Case
There are strict time limitations for Filing Deadlines that apply to all injury claims and cases filed in New York State. Knowing the time limitation, or “statute of limitations,” applicable to your injury claim and case is required to protect your legal rights.
Your failure to follow the applicable filing deadline may prevent you from suing and receiving money for your injuries.
“What is the Filing Deadline for My Case?”
This can be a difficult question to answer. In most New York State personal-injury cases, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a negligence lawsuit. However, in some instances, lawsuits for intentional torts like assault or battery, you may only have one year.
And to further complicate matters, if your case is against a governmental entity (such as The City of New York or their employees), then you may only have 90 days to file notice of your claim and then have a year and 90 days from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit.
In New York car accident cases, to be certain that your medical bills and lost wages are paid, you must file your claim for no-fault benefits within 30 days of your accident.
Further information about the statute of limitations deadlines in New York State Courts can be found by visiting New York Courts.
Ask Blake G. Goldfarb About Your Filing Deadlines
As you can tell, figuring out the filing deadline for your claim or lawsuit can be difficult. That is why you should always consult with an experienced personal-injury attorney like Blake G. Goldfarb, who can help you with your case.
It is important that you know your rights. Otherwise, you may lose your rights to file a claim and/or lawsuit to recover money for your injuries. Ask Blake today for help figuring out the filing deadline(s) for your case and for help protecting your legal rights.
If you or a family member has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, and would like to achieve optimum results on your case, call Blake today at 1-844-672-5253 or e-mail him firstname.lastname@example.org.
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