NY Statute of Limitations for Bicycle Accidents
What is the statute of limitations in New York for bicycle accidents involving personal injuries? There is a three (3) year statute of limitations in NY for personal injury claims involving bicycles. Persons injured in bicycle related accidents, whether a bicyclist, pedestrian or motorist, have three (3) years from the date of occurrence to start a lawsuit. In bicycle accidents resulting in death there is a two (2) year statute of limitations for Wrongful Death claims. There are exceptions to the rule thus you should always consult an experienced personal injury law firm to discuss your rights. For example, there are shorter time periods against municipalities, governmental agencies, and public authorities. A municipality may be responsible for potholes in the road or for unsafe roadway design. A vehcile driven by a governmental agencyor a Transit Authority vehicle may be the cause of an accident with a bicyclist. The City of New York requires that a notice of claim be filed within 90 (ninety) days of the incident and that a lawsuit be commenced within one (1) year and ninety (90) days of the incident. An infant's time to sue does not start to run until they turn 18 (An infant is someone under the age of 18). The New York personal injury law firm of Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. is experienced in handling bicycle related accidents. Call 1-800-LAWLINE (1-800-529-5463) for a free consultations. All pesonal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis so there is no fee unless there is a recovery.