The Statute of Limitations is the time period in which the injured party must file their construction accident lawsuit. A lawsuit can be derived in its entirety if it is not brought timely. Some defendants are entitled to a shorter Statue of Limitations then others. This time limit depends on the specifics of the particular claim. The state where the accident occurred is also an important factor in determining the statute of limitations for construction accidents.
New York Statue of Limitations & Construction Injury Claims
In New York, the statute of limitations for negligence claims, such as construction accidents, is three years from the date of the accident. If the construction accident results in a fatality, loved ones have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim on behalf of the deceased. However when a government agency or public entity many times a claim must be filed within 90 days and a lawsuit filed within 1 year and 90 days of the accident. Failure to abide by the Statue of Limitations can result in the dismissal of your construction accident lawsuit.
While dealing with a construction site injury can be time-consuming, you must ensure that your claim is filed within New York's statute of limitations. Failing to do so can prevent you from ever recovering compensation for your injuries.
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