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Personal injury accidents often have serious, life-changing impacts to the individuals who are involved in them. When a person sustains injuries due to the negligence of another party, they have the right to pursue legal action in order to recover compensation for any damages due to the accident. This is possible by filing a personal injury claim. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance.

What is the Statute of Limitations in New York?

After a personal injury accident happens, there are many people who either may not know how to pursue legal action, or they hesitate to do so. While this is completely understandable, it is important to not wait too long. This is because there is a deadline on filing a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations. If an injured party fails to meet this deadline, they can lose the chance to pursue legal action entirely. Be sure to not allow this to happen, as personal injury accidents can result in overwhelming damages. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the injury.

Notice of Claim Requirements

Personal injury accidents can happen due to the negligence of another person. However, they can also happen as a result of a municipality’s negligence as well. This can be seen in slip and fall accidents, mass transit accidents, and more. While this is true, there is a different process in place for a lawsuit. Instead, injured parties must file a written Notice of Claim, letting the municipality know that a lawsuit is being brought against them. In New York, injured parties are allowed 90 days from the date of the injury to file this claim. Failure to do so can result in the loss of their opportunity to do so. 

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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