What You Need to Know About Notice of Claims and Statute of Limitations, If You Have a Lawsuit Against the City of New York and Its Agencies
The City of New York must be put on notice before it is sued. This requirement is known as the “Notice of Claim.” In a nutshell, the City must be given proper legal notice within a certain window of time from the date of the accident, incident, or injury, prior to any lawsuit being filed. In most cases, the Notice of Claim period is 90 days, and that is why you need a skilled and experienced law firm to file it in a timely manner. In addition to the 90-day requirement, proper notice to the City includes substantive pleading requirements about the facts and circumstances of the matter as well.
In addition to the Notice of Claim deadline, the City of New York is also protected by a unique statue of limitations to start a lawsuit. This means that you do not have three (3) years to sue the City of New York, the way you would with a private party in another setting (i.e. a car accident). You must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of becoming aware of your injury, and you must file the case within 1 year and 90 days from the date of the injury, or accident.
Please call Sam N’ Dan today, so that you can be assured that your lawsuit will be allowed to proceed. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed, and you truly believe these unfortunate circumstances were brought upon by the negligence of the City, or one of its agencies, contact Meirowitz and Wasserberg today, for a free and confidential consultation to discuss the details of your case.
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Notice of Claim Requirements and Statute of Limitations
|AGENCY||FILING OF NOTICES OF CLAIM||STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO START A LAWSUIT|
|City of New York||90 days||1 year and 90 days from accident|
|NYC Transit Authority||90 days||1 year and 90 days from accident|
|Counties outside of NYC||90 days||1 year and 90 days from accident|
|NY MTA||90 days||1 year and 90 days from accident|
|NYC Health and Hospitals||90 days||1 year and 120 days from accident|
|NYC Housing Authority||90 days||1 year and 120 days from accident|
|NYC School Construction Authority||90 days||1 year and 30 days from accident|
|Port Authority of NY and NJ||At least 60 days before action is commenced||1 year from accident|
|TBTA (Tri-Borough Bridge & Tunnel Authority)||90 days||1 year and 30 days from accident|
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