Statute of Limitations in Slip, Trip and Fall Cases
How much time do you have in NY to sue for damages if you slipped tripped or fell? If you have slipped, tripped or fallen in New York and suffered personal injuries you have three (3) years to sue to recover for personal injuries when suing an individual or business. Three years is the New York statute of limitations in "premises liability" cases, i.e. cases arising out of a land owner's negligence if the land owner is not a government, governmental agency or creation of the government such as a public authority. The time to sue may be shorter where the potential defendant is a government, or public authority. In such case a notice of claim often has to be filed within the first 90 days following the occurrence, and the deadline to sue is sooner than when suing a non-public entity. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. is a New York law firm experienced in handling slip, trip and fall cases and other injury cases. Call 1-800-LAWLINE (1-800-529-5463) for a free consultation. There are no attorney fees unless there is a recovery.