A Look At Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Claims

It's not uncommon for an accident victim to feel overwhelmed after an accident. Not only do they have to worry about recovering from their injuries, they may have questions about recovering damages and the process of doing so. In cases where another party was negligent, questions may also arise regarding civil actions, including personal injury or wrongful death claims.

While not all injury and accidental death cases require a lawsuit – in fact, many can be settled outside of court – there are some where civil litigation may be necessary in order to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. The process of seeking fair compensation can be challenging if you don't understand the law or how it's applied.

Statute Of Limitations In New York

The state of New York has time limits in place that dictate when you have the right to sue another party for personal injury or wrongful death. The statute of limitations depends on the type of case:

3 YearsMotor vehicle collisions, dangerous or unsafe products, dangerous or unsafe properties
2 ½ YearsMedical malpractice and dental malpractice
2 YearsWrongful death

In addition to the statute of limitations, you may also have to file the prerequisite notice of claim within 90 days if you're filing suit against the government, which can complicate matters.

Getting The Help Of An Attorney

Taking on a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is a complicated challenge most people are not equipped to handle on their own. Seeking help from an experienced and skilled injury attorney is recommended to ensure the best results.

For more than 40 years, the lawyers at Gary Greenwald & Partners P.C. have helped people who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones because of someone else's negligence. Our compassionate staff is available to listen to clients and address their needs quickly. If you meet the criteria to file a lawsuit, we will walk you through the process and make sure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact Us

To contact our offices in Chester, Wurtsboro or Poughkeepsie, call 845-477-5692 or send us an email. We serve clients all over Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan counties and throughout the state. Se habla español.