NEW YORK STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR FILING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT
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.