What is the time frame in the state of New York to file a claim against someone for a personal injury on their property?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New York
Nothing, I'm doing this inquiry for my sister-in-law who was injured in a fall at hr church. They did cover some of her medical expenses. However, she did do odd cleaning jobs to supplement her social security income and now she is unable to do cleaning jobs at all. She still has pain and cannot do everything she could before this fall. She fell backwards off a stair (without a railing, I think) and actually cracked her vertebre.
I thought that I would check into this for her.
Thank you for your question. Be sure to go ahead and bookmark www.nateanswers.com for future questions.In New York there is a three (3) year statute of limitations for actions regarding personal injury. The three years starts to run from the time the injury occurred or was discovered. Anything filed after that three year period will be dismissed by the court.Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I am not paid unless I get a rating of 3 to 5 Stars/Smiley Faces. If I have helped you with your question, please give me an appropriate rating so that I get credit for helping you. Thank you, Nate
Over 8 years of legal practice.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).