Understand the Time Limits for Filing a New York Car Accident Case


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3/17/2011
The Pagan Law Firm, P.C.
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The New York statute of limitations does not require that you file a lawsuit immediately following a car accident. According to the New York personal injury statute of limitations, car accident victims have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you lose a loved one in a New York crash then the wrongful death statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of the accident to file your case.

As a New York car accident attorney, I believe the statute of limitations serves several important purposes. First, it provides the victim with some time to find out exactly what his or her damages are and decide how to proceed. Second, it provides the parties with time to negotiate a settlement without filing a lawsuit. Finally, it provides the potential plaintiff with certainty that a case will be filed or the matter dropped within a specific time period.

Why You Should Still Contact a New York Car Accident Lawyer Immediately

While the statute of limitations provides some time before you have to file a lawsuit, you should not delay contacting an accident lawyer. New York lawyers can begin investigating your case, negotiating your settlement, and making sure that all legal deadlines, including the statute of limitations, are met.
Please call a New York accident attorney at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for more information.

Category: Auto Accidents


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