New York Laws That May Affect Slip and Fall Cases
With any personal injury case, various laws in New York could affect your case. Your lawyer will be able to tell you about any relevant laws and will keep your case on track to meet any important deadlines.
Generally, you have up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York, according to the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214. However, other factors may shorten this deadline, including when suing a municipality or other governmental entity, or when pursuing a wrongful death case. Still, a lawyer will strive to help you meet it.
In the event that you lost a loved one due to a slip and fall injury, you may consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Such lawsuits may not be able to make up for the loss of your loved one, but they may be able to help you seek recovery for expenses, such as funeral and burial costs and the medical treatment needed for the victim before they passed away, among others. According to the New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1, you generally have up to two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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After an injury, your life may have changed substantially. You could be facing many costs and losses after someone else’s negligence caused your slip and fall. A slip and fall accident lawyer serving Westbury can help you seek compensation to cover these costs, working with you through every step of the legal process.
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