What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim?

The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in New York is three years. The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Florida is four years. There are some exceptions to both of these, but by and large, they represent the exact amount of time you have to take legal action following an injury.

Waiting Can Cause Complications

Waiting to take legal action following an accident can complicate the claims process. In some cases, insurance companies may swoop in quickly to try and secure a settlement. They know that once you have accepted their offer, you cannot seek further compensation. It is always best to talk to a lawyer before you accept an offer from insurance.

Medical expenses, an inability to work, and similar complications that can follow an accident can have a profound impact on financial security. Taking action swiftly helps to resolve your case more quickly. In fact, most personal injury claims resolve within two months to a year. The sooner you take action, the faster you can secure compensation, helping to alleviate financial worries.

Waiting to file may complicate the investigative process and make the collection of evidence more challenging. Allowing our firm to get involved right away helps to preserve evidence and may work to strengthen your claim. Whenever possible, we strongly encourage immediate action following an accident.

Taking Action Isn’t Always Possible

Even if you cannot take swift action, speaking to a lawyer is always the best decision. So long as you are within the statute of limitations, there is the possibility of seeking compensation through legal action. Our experienced legal team is here to review the details of your case, provide information about your options, and help you determine how best to move forward.

Please call 518-792-1174 to schedule a complimentary case review at our Glen Falls, Ney York, or Miami Shores, Florida office.


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