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Time Limits To Sue Following A Personal Injury Accident.April 11, 2013
All Western New York personal injury cases have time limits after which the injured person may no longer make a claim. This is called the statute of limitations. How long it is before the statute of limitations expires depends upon the type of personal injury accident.
In most personal injury cases – such as injuries in car accidents or caused by product liability cases – the statute of limitations is three years. For most medical malpractice claims, a lawsuit must be filed within two and half years of discovery of the injury. Most wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years.
THERE ARE SHORTER STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A CASE, CONSULT AN ATTORNEY WITHOUT DELAY.
If you have suffered a personal injury or lost someone in a wrongful death case, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your case is handled within the appropriate time limits. I have been a practicing personal injury attorney in Buffalo for years, and would be happy to answer your questions. I can be reached at 716-400-0000.