New York Personal Injury Regulations
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If you’ve been injured in the state of New York, you’re probably hoping to file a personal injury claim to retrieve some compensation. While many people can benefit from pursuing a legitimate personal injury claim, there are some laws you need to understand to fully comply with New York City personal injury regulations.
Before you begin your claim, keep in mind the following laws and statutory rules.
Statute of Limitations
After the injury, you only have a certain amount of time to file the claim. This time period is known as the statute of limitations. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for an injured individual is three years. If you do not begin your claim within that three year time period, you will not be able to receive compensation for your injury.
No-Fault Car Accidents
The state of New York also has a no-fault law that relates to car accidents. Under this law, you must collect money from your own insurance provider for your injuries and damages. The exception to the no-fault law is if you’ve sustained serious injuries.
Shared Fault Laws
In order to receive compensation for a personal injury claim, you must prove that the other individual was at fault for the accident. However, they are also given the opportunity to prove that you were partially responsible for the accident. If the individual you are suing can show that you partially caused the accident, the amount of money you receive could be lower.
Personal Injury Claims Against the Government
If you were injured on government property or at the hands of a government employee, the way you file your claim will be different. In most cases, you only have 90 days to file your claim against a city, county, or the state of New York.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your personal injury claim, you will want to talk to a reputable attorney. The expert personal injury attorneys at Held & Hines, LLP can walk you through the rules and regulations surrounding your claim and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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