When a person becomes injured on someone else’s property because dangerous conditions existed at the time of the accident, they will likely want to bring a lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for the medical expenses you may face, lost wages, and for the pain and suffering associated with the cost of your injuries. There are deadlines that any person must abide by when filing a personal injury lawsuit. The state of New York has a three-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim, meaning you must file within three years from the date of your accident. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to bring a claim.
Things become slightly more complicated when you are injured on a municipal property and you wish to bring a lawsuit. In order to file a lawsuit against a municipality, you will be required to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of your accident. A Notice of Claim simply informs the municipality that you were injured on their property and plan on bringing a personal injury lawsuit against them. If you do not file a Notice of Claim within 90 days, you will not be permitted to bring a lawsuit against the municipality and therefore will not be able to collect compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured due to hazardous conditions on municipal property, please remember, time is of the essence. It is important that you retain the services of an experienced attorney who can provide you with strong legal representation when bringing a claim against a municipality. Call our firm today.
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