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Statue of Limitations and Notice of Claims for Suing New York City

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.

We care available 24/7, so do not hesitate to call us anytime at: 800-726-6326

Notice of Claim Requirements and Statute of Limitations

AGENCYFILING OF NOTICES OF CLAIMSTATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO START A LAWSUIT
City of New York90 days1 year and 90 days from accident
NYC Transit Authority90 days1 year and 90 days from accident
Counties outside of NYC90 days1 year and 90 days from accident
NY MTA90 days1 year and 90 days from accident
NYC Health and Hospitals90 days1 year and 120 days from accident
NYC Housing Authority90 days1 year and 120 days from accident
NYC School Construction Authority90 days1 year and 30 days from accident
Port Authority of NY and NJAt least 60 days before action is commenced1 year from accident
TBTA (Tri-Borough Bridge & Tunnel Authority)90 days1 year and 30 days from accident

Start Your Case Today With Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys

You need an experienced advocate who knows the law and who can put the civil justice system to work for you.

Let Meirowitz & Wasserberg represent you. Call today at 800-726-6326 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help; you can also reach us online.