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.


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