Lots of people suffer injuries in slip and fall accidents. Most of these accidents take place on sidewalks, in streets, inside residential buildings or inside commercial buildings. Many are injured in these accidents due to their own fault. However, some people suffer injuries because of unexpected circumstances or negligence of the property owner. Knowing the statute of limitations for this type of case is something experienced slip and fall accident attorneys in the Bronx will help you with.
Understanding the statute of limitations:
What exactly is a statute of limitations? It is simply the period of time within which you can file a lawsuit against a potentially liable party in your slip and fall accident. A couple of important things to know is if your accident occurred in a private building or property that is not a municipally owned property, the statute of limitations in New York is a time frame of three years.
Meaning, you have three years to file a lawsuit against the party you believe is responsible for your accident. This time period begins from the date of the accident.
When filing a lawsuit against a municipal defendant/government authority, you have only ninety days to file a Notice of Claim. Then the statute of limitations period is typically one year and ninety days. This can vary in certain situations so you should discuss this with your attorney.
In case you or someone you know is planning to file a lawsuit against a private or municipal government authority whom you believe is responsible for your slip and fall accident, the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, a group of experienced slip and fall accident attorneys in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, and Staten Island is the place to start.