Accidents happen. How many times did you hear that when you were growing up and somebody tried to soothe you about a mistake you made, or when you experienced an unforeseeable life event? If you or someone you know has been personally injured in New York, or you are the injured victim of an accident, as your personal injury law firm, Lieberman Injury Law will help you collect compensation to cover past and future expenses incurred for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
The most common, and more obvious personal injury lawsuits that make news headlines are automobile accidents, work-related injuries, negligence and malpractice, sports injuries and defective products. That’s not to say that the somewhat unexpected and bizarre accidents don’t occur in New York; subway derailments happen! Just a couple of years ago, the F train was on its way to Brooklyn and derailed in a tunnel about 1,200 feet south of the 65th Street station in Woodside, in Queens, New York. Fortunately, nobody was killed, however there were four people who sustained potentially serious injuries.
These are not just freak accidents; these are accidents that happen because of the erroneous behavior of other human beings and require legal investigation, and restitution. At Lieberman Injury Law, we firmly believe that all personal injury accident victims are entitled to justice. Personal injuries can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of faulty products or services, mistakes in medical service; the list is long. If you’ve experienced any of these wrongs, you know how challenging it can be to try to get satisfaction and compensation. Lieberman Injury Law can help you avoid the pitfalls and get the help that you deserve.
Common Personal Injuries and the NY Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits
Did you know that something as seemingly minor as hitting your head in a slip and fall accident could be life threatening? A head injury can be as trivial as a tiny bump, or as serious as an excessive internal hemorrhage leading to brain damage. In fact, in the State of New York, when you suffer a reasonably serious head injury, you actually have the choice of a settlement – to save the time and trouble associated with litigation or filing a personal injury case against the guilty party to legally recover the damages.
At Lieberman Injury Law of New York and Florida, we have seen that the damage caused by personal injuries can be severe, curtailing a person’s future with debilitating effects. Here is a partial list of common injury areas resulting in personal injury lawsuits:
- Head and brain Injury
- Back and neck/spinal cord
- Dog bites/attacks
- Exposure to toxic/harmful chemicals/materials – such as asbestos poisoning
- Carpel Tunnel
- Wrongful death/medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Auto/taxi accident
- Bicycle/pedestrian accidents
- Construction accident
- Personal injury
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Public transit/train/truck accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Workplace safety/workers compensation
New York State has its own statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit. Awarding you damages for personal injuries and getting you compensated for the entire loss requires that the injured party file a claim within the timeframes set out by New York law for each classification of injury. If you fail to do so, you will be unable to bring a lawsuit.
At Lieberman Injury Law, lawsuits mean more than just calculating statutes of limitations – that is often more complicated than just adding time to the date of the accident. It’s important for you to know that the statute of limitations for various classes of injuries in New York might be shorter than you think. The start date is from the actual date of the incident. In New York you have:
- Six years for fraud
- One year for libel/slander/defamation
- Thirty months for medical malpractice
- One year for medical malpractice/foreign object left in body
- Three years for personal injury/product liability/professional malpractice
- Two years for wrongful death
If you or someone you love was injured through someone else’s wrongful, negligent, or careless actions, then you are legally entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. Our New York City personal injury lawyers can act as your advocates and pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf. Protecting you and your personal injury claim can only happen if you contact the lawyers at Lieberman Injury Law. If you think you have a personal injury lawsuit, you would be wise to call us without hesitating or waiting!