At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our personal injury lawyers in Jericho have a comprehensive understanding of this specific area of law and all of its associated procedures, paperwork, and policies. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, recklessness, or misconduct, you deserve compensation.
Since personal injury law can be very complex and difficult to navigate, you will want an experienced lawyer who knows what he or she is doing. Backed by an injury law firm helping accident victims for more than a quarter century, our trustworthy attorneys can provide you with effective and personalized legal services today.
How Long Do You Have To File a Personal Injury Claim?
If you've suffered an injury because of an accident or negligence, you only have a certain amount of time during which to file a claim for compensation. This is called the statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for a general personal injury claim is three years from the date of the injury. The time frame is the same for car accident, slip and fall, or defective product cases.
There are a few exceptions to this rule for specific types of injury claims:
- Medical malpractice claims have a statute of limitations of two years and six months.
- Wrongful death lawsuits have a statute of limitations of two years.
No matter what type of injury you are facing, we highly recommend that you hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. As a general rule, the longer you take to file a claim, the less chance you have of acheiving a favorable outcome. Your lawyer will take of investigating your injury, collecting reports from police or your doctor, and overall building a strong case to support your claim.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P, our Jericho personal injury attorneys take pride in providing high-quality legal services with the compassion and support our clients need. Call us today for a free consultation!