Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

Watch this video to learn about wrongful death statute of limitations and how much time you have to file your wrongful death claim in New York.

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Question:

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in New York?

Answer:

If you’re watching this video, chances are a loved one was killed in an accident in New York. One of the questions that I often hear is, “How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?” You should file as soon as possible.Wrongful Death Statute of LimitationsYou want to hire competent council to guide you through the process as early as possible because there are certain things that need to be done before you actually file a lawsuit for wrongful death. You need to have someone appointed as an executor to the estate, if there’s a will, or you want to have someone appointed as an administrator to the estate, if there’s no will, and that can be a lengthy process. As far as deadlines are, you have two years to pursue a wrongful death claim.


Did you lose a loved one due to the negligence of another and have questions about the wrongful death statute of limitations in New York? Contact a New York wrongful death 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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