Filing a Lawsuit
To file a lawsuit, you must:
- Identify the at-fault party
- Gather evidence to prove fault
- Gather evidence to prove your losses
- Quantify your losses
- File a claim within the statutes of limitations
As mentioned above, at-fault parties are often another vehicle driver, a town or municipality, or a cargo team. Vehicle manufacturers and trucking companies can also be at fault for a collision if vehicle design defects or dangerous trucking operations caused your collision.
You generally have three years within which to file a lawsuit for personal injuries after a car collision, according to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. However, certain exceptions may shorten this deadline, such as if you are suing a town, other municipality, or governmental entity. We recommend getting started on your case as soon as possible after a collision to keep your legal options open. A lawyer can ensure that you meet all necessary deadlines for your case.
We are just a call away. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (516) 451-7900. Our car accident lawyers serving Valley Stream can help you identify the at-fault party, gather evidence, and quantify your losses. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today.