NY Statute of Limitations for Injuries Caused by Bed Bugs

What is the statute of limitations in New York to sue for injuries caused by bed bugs? In NY a person who suffers personal injuries or property damage caused by bed bugs has three (3) years from the date of occurrence to sue for personal injuries caused by bed bugs. Common defendants in bed bug cases are landlords, hotel operators, and exterminators. There are exceptions to the three year statute of limitations. There is a shorter statute of limitations where the defendant is a governmental agency (e.g. The City of New York or their agencies) or a public authority (e.g. The New York City Housing Authority). For example, the City of New York requires that a notice of claim be filed within 90 days of the incident and that a lawsuit be commenced within one (1) year and ninety (90) days of the occurrence. An infant (someone under 18) has three (3) years from the date he/she turns 18 to commence a personal injury lawsuit. There are other claims that may be brought due to bed bugs (e.g. rent abatement, breach of warrant of habitability, breach of contract) which may have a different statute of limitations. If you have suffered personal injuries due to being bitten by bed bugs you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney. The New York Law Firm of Zalman, Schnurman & Miner P.C. offers a free consultation on all cases. For a free consultation call 1-800-LAWLINE (1-800-529-5463).

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