Topic: Personal Injury

Here you’ll find a collection of articles dealing with various topics related to personal injury law in New York.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in New York?

The New York Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims In New York, the personal injury statute of limitations is generally 3 years from the date that your injury occurred. So, if you were injured on January 1, 2023, you would have until January 1, 2026 to file your lawsuit. A statute of limitations puts a time limit on filing a lawsuit. This time clock usually begins to run...


The Basics of New York’s No-Fault Insurance System

The term “No-fault” can cause confusion. New York operates under a no-fault insurance system. Let’s look at what that means, and importantly, what it doesn’t mean. New York is a No-Fault Insurance State. What Does That Mean? New York is a no-fault state. This means that we have a system of rules in place to make sure that people injured in car accidents have medical, lost wage, and out-of-pocket insurance...


How to Sue for Pain & Suffering Under New York’s No-Fault System

New York is a “no-fault” state. This means that the legislature has set up a system of rules to ensure that people who are injured in car crashes have medical coverage.  In other words, it is health insurance for people who are injured in car accidents. When the New York legislature gave us these no-fault benefits, they took away our right to sue for every little bump or bruise. ...


How Much Wil My NYC Injury Attorney Charge to Handle My Case?

Here in New York the lawyer’s fee in personal injury cases is almost always one-third (1/3) of the sum recovered or 33.33%*.   A recent change in New York personal injury law has created two separate options for how the 1/3 contingency fee is calculated, both of which we will go over, but the important thing to remember is that the personal injury attorney’s fee will be 1/3 (33.33%) regardless...


How Does a Lawyer Assess Whether My Case Is Valid?

Have you ever thought you had a solid legal claim against someone whose negligence hurt you, but an attorney refused to take your case? That can be a confusing and disheartening moment. So, how do you know if your claim is valid? The validity of a case can depend on many factors, and we can help you understand common reasons why an attorney might accept or reject a case. ...