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What are the Statute of Limitations in New York?

We have all heard that “haste makes waste,” but this may not be true when you have been involved in a personal injury matter in New York.. Whether your injury was caused by a car accident, a slip and fall, or a defective product, you should contact a New York injury Lawyer as soon as possible. One reason for this is that your injury starts the ticking of a legal clock, known as the “statute of limitations.”

A statute of limitations is nothing more than a legal rule that limits how long you may wait before bringing a claim against another person. If you do not make your claim before the statute of limitations passes, the law may prevent you from ever doing so.

Statutes of limitations are followed strictly by our courts. If you are even a single day late, your claim may be dismissed–“close enough” does not help with the statute of limitations.

So how long is the statute of limitations for an injury claim? The general answer is that it depends on the facts of the case and the way in which you were injured. CALL US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER AN ACCIDENT OR INJURY so that we can evaluate your case. We’ll make sure that the statute of limitations’ clock doesn’t run out on you.

Stephen Bilkis & Associates, with convenient locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including Manhattan can provide you advice relative to your rights. Without a lawyer, you may not be protecting you and your loved ones or know all your rights. Should it become necessary for you to have a Criminal Lawyer in your Injury Law Case, ask for our assistance

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