How Long do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New York?

The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in New York is three years from the date of the accident. This may seem like a sufficient amount of time, but in the aftermath of a severe injury, the statute of limitations can easily pass before you have a chance to talk to an attorney. Therefore, making it a priority to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible following an accident is the safest way to protect your rights to seek compensation through legal action.

How Long Will My Case Take to Resolve?

Every personal injury claim is unique, something the attorneys at McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP understand deeply. We take time to understand the needs of each client and build cases that seek compensation in line with damages. This means that some cases are resolved before a trial while others may require one.

Cases that settle before a trial can often be resolved within a year. These are settled during negotiations and can result in sufficient compensation in some cases. However, a jury is needed to determine the outcome when no agreement can be reached. Cases that go to trial can take two or more years to resolve, depending on court dockets and other factors.

It isn’t easy to estimate how long a case will take to resolve, particularly when it is complex. When you choose our firm, we will remain in constant contact to ensure you have a say in the direction your claim goes. We do everything possible to resolve cases most swiftly.

Do I Have a Case?

When you sustain a serious injury in an accident, you are entitled to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation beyond whatever settlement insurance thinks is sufficient. However, not all situations will qualify for legal action. The best way to determine if you have cause to file suit is through a complimentary case review at our Glen Falls, New York office.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident, we can review your case and help you understand the best path forward.

Please call 518-792-1174 to schedule your free case review today.


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