Pedestrian Accident Statute of Limitations

Watch this video to learn about pedestrian accident statute of limitations and how to ensure your rights are protected within the time allowed.

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Question:

How long do I have to file my pedestrian accident claim?

Answer:

If you’re here, chances are you were struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian in New York. One of the questions that I get is, “How long do I have to file my claim, and who do I file the claim with?” You have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, otherwise you’re banned and you’ve waived your right and can’t file a lawsuit after that time period. There are exceptions to that.Pedestrian Accident Statute of LimitationsIf the accident involves a municipality, it may be a shorter time period; it may be a year and 90 days. There are also deadlines relevant to ensuring that you get your medical bills paid. You have to file what’s called a no fault application with the insurance company, and that has to be done within a 30-day period. There are deadlines that need to be followed. You need to sit down with a competent attorney, one that has personal injury litigation experience, to guide you through the process and to make sure that all of these deadlines are met.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking and have questions about the pedestrian accident statute of limitations in New York? Contact a New York pedestrian accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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