What is the Statute of Limitations in New York?

This video features Michele S. Mirman, a Medical Malpractice attorney based in New York.

Video Transcript:

Judy Maggio:

What is the statute of limitations for injuries and accidents in the State of New York? We ask New York lawyer Michele Mirman for this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Michele Mirman:

It depends not only on who you're suing, but what kind of accident you had and who you are. In general, the statute of limitations in New York State is three years for an accident. However, if you're a child under the age of 18, you have more time. If you're suing the City of New York or the State of New York or the housing authority or the transit, you have less time; it's a year and 90 days to sue the city, transit, housing, but only if you find the notice of claim. Malpractice cases are two and a half years in general, so the statute of limitations varies from case to case and person to person and because of who you're suing. So if you're involved in an accident, you really must act with dispatch, call a lawyer, and find out how much time you have.

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