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Hello, i got hit...

Hello, i got hit by a car about 18 years ago but the case was never resolved. My question is, can anything still come from that now?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

New York and i don't know the age of the car, I was never involved in the case since I was a minor at the time

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes it was, I remember going to do check ups but it was somehow discontinued since my mom did not have the money to do all of that

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I still suffer from some of the injuries that I suffered so I just want to now if anything can be done at this point

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I'm sorry for the delay with your question.

I typed and sent it to you several days ago, but while reviewing the site only just realized it apparently never went through to you.

I've re-typed the information below, please let me know if you have any more questions, thanks!

Unfortunately the statute of limitations in NY for filing a civil personal injury lawsuit is 3 years from the date the injury occurred.

That means that unfortunately your case would now be time-barred.

I'm sorry to not have better news for you, the courts are bound by the statute of limitations.

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