May 28, 2018

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New York Statutes of Limitations for Civil Cases

Personal injury cases in the state of New York are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. This means that if you file a lawsuit for your claim after the expiration of the three year statute of limitations, the other side can defend by saying that you filed too late and your claim is time barred. For that reason, you should contact a New York personal injury attorney as quickly as possible so you have time to take legal action within that statute of limitations. We understand that no amount of money will bring back your loved one or give you the life you had prior to the injury you suffered, but that compensation will help with all of the expenses that have accumulated as a result of your injury (or loved one’s death).

The Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in New York

New York residents have two and a half years to file a medical malpractice claim. Even though medical professionals take an oath to “do no harm,” mistakes are made—unfortunately, more often than you may think, and some of those medical errors result in catastrophic injury and death.  An experienced New York medical malpractice attorney will advise you on the validity of your claim after hearing the details of what happened and will check to make sure you’re within the statute of limitations.

The New York Product Liability Statute of Limitations

In New York, the statute of limitations for product liability cases is three years. Kitchen appliances, medical devices, prescription drugs and baby products are some of the most common types of product liability cases in New York. So if these or any other type of product caused harm to you or a family member, you should seek legal counsel immediately. If a child or adult has died due to a defective product, you most likely have a very strong case to hold those responsible for the death financially accountable. In some cases, punitive damages may be assessed, and these are just what the name applies—money to “punish” the manufacturer or seller of the defective product that resulted in injury or death.

Breach of Contract Statute of Limitations

New Yorkers have six years to take legal action following a breach of contract, whether it was a written or verbal contract. Contract breaches may not cause physical harm, but they can certainly cause financial harm—even financial ruin in some extreme cases. Whether the contract was with an individual or a company, you can take legal action to recover lost money with the assistance of an attorney with experience in breach of contract cases.

About Lynn Fugaro

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