New York Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

by Raskin & Kremins, LLP on 5/8/2014

Every state has its own statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured and want to file a claim, you must do so within the timeframes set by New York law for each classification of injury. If you fail to do so, you will be unable to bring a lawsuit.

The statue of limitations for various classes of injuries in New York include:

Personal Injury – claims must be filed within three (3) years from the date of injury. However, if your claim is against a government agency, you only have 90 days in which to file a claim against a city or county in New York, or the state of New York.

Injury to personal property – three (3) years from the date of the incident giving rise to the claim.

Professional Malpractice – claims against other professional service providers must be filed within three (3) years of the date the injurious act was or should have been discovered.

Product Liability – actions must be filed within three (3) years from the date of injury.

Fraud – must be filed within six (6) years.

Defamation – claims filed for defamation, libel or slander must be filed within one year from the date of the action.

Calculating statutes of limitations is often more complicated than just adding time to the date of the accident. Be sure to call the attorneys at Raskin & Kremins, LLP to protect you and your claim. We are experienced legal advocates who treat clients with compassion while providing zealous representation to New Yorkers injured in accidents. Contact us at (212) 587-3434 or contact us online for your complimentary consultation.