Statute of limitations are the law that serves to limit the years within which a person may file a lawsuit against another party. In New York, according to N.Y. C.P.L.R. 214, the victims have three years to file a negligence claim from the date the injury occurred. In the case of wrongful death, the plaintiff will be able to sue up to two years from the date of accidents.
In addition to injury claims, Statute of Limitations for claims about defective goods or services varies according to the types of cases. For example, claims about defective goods under Uniform Commercial Code have a four-year statute of limitation, and claims based on strict liability can last three years. In contrast, claims about the breach of contracts last six years. Nonetheless, the statute of limitations can be shortened if parties agreed on a reasonable alternative period.
Victims of New York construction injuries are strongly advised to seek legal assistance from a New York construction injury law firm. Please feel free to call Gordon Diefenbach, an attorney in Manhattan who has been handling these kinds of cases for nearly 30 years for a free assessment. The 24-Hour Hotline is (917) 734-7111. We will either speak with you the moment you call or will return your call within a matter of hours.