Understanding Personal Injury Claims: Seeking Justice for Your Injuries
A personal injury claim arises when someone suffers harm due to the wrongful, careless, or negligent actions of another party. Each year, over 31 million injuries occur in the United States, impacting the lives of individuals and their families. Personal injury lawsuits encompass a range of incidents, with automobile accidents being the most common, followed by medical malpractice, product liability, and other injuries like those occurring on construction sites. Whether your injuries are moderate or severe, they can have a profound and lasting impact on your life.
New York Statutes of Limitations:
In New York, adhering to specific statutes of limitations is crucial when pursuing a personal injury claim. Gathering evidence, consulting witnesses, and dealing with uncooperative insurance companies are essential steps in building a strong case. Failing to meet the statute of limitations can result in losing the right to sue the responsible party. The timeframes for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York are as follows:
- Three years for a general personal injury lawsuit
- Three years for an automobile accident claim
- Two and a half years from the date of injury for a medical malpractice claim
- Three years for a product liability or defective product claim
- Two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim
- One year for an intentional wrongdoing claim
However, some situations may have significantly shorter statutes of limitations, necessitating immediate action. For example, if your accident involves a city or state entity, your statute of limitations could be as short as 90 days from the date of the accident.
The Role of an Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney:
Working with a skilled New York personal injury attorney from Talisman & DeLorenz, P.C. can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Your attorney not only possesses in-depth knowledge of the laws relevant to your accident but also handles the more stressful aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on recovery and rebuilding your life. With Talisman & DeLorenz, P.C. by your side, you have a higher likelihood of receiving fair compensation for your injuries, including lost wages and medical expenses.
Contact Talisman & DeLorenz, P.C. – Your New York Personal Injury Attorneys:
If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury in New York, it’s vital to have an experienced personal injury law firm on your side from the very beginning. At Talisman & DeLorenz, P.C, we have over 50 years of extensive experience representing injured construction workers and their families. As Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, we are committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring your future is protected.
Call us today at 718-302-6802 for a free consultation and review of your case, or fill out our confidential online contact form. You deserve a strong legal advocate who will stand by you, advocating for your rights and future.