About Personal Injury Cases and Claims
Personal Injury cases occur when an individual is “seriously injured” and can show that someone other than themselves or their employer, is legally responsible for their injury(ies). When this is the case, individuals can receive monetary compensation for the loss of past, present and future income in addition to being compensated for the pain and suffering associated with their serious injury, as well as the loss of enjoyment of life and the loss of their ability to continue meaningful relationships with others.
If you feel that you have been seriously injured, and that someone other than yourself or your employer is responsible for your injuries, you need to speak to a personal injury attorney immediately. There are time limits (statutes of limitation) the law strictly enforces regarding the filing of personal injury lawsuits.
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Generally speaking, New York State Law imposes a three-year statute of limitations in strict product liability cases and negligence cases. Time periods for filing personal injury actions arising out of medical malpractice are limited to two and one half years. If the party responsible is a municipal government or agency (village, town, county, state), or an affiliate of any of these types of municipalities, there is an additional requirement that, where negligence is being alleged, the person injured serve that municipality or agency with a notice of claim within ninety days from the date of injury. It is absolutely critical in these types of cases that you seek legal counsel immediately.
If you have questions about a personal injury incident or case, for yourself, a relative or someone else, call Connors & Ferris today at our Buffalo office (716) 684-COMP or our Rochester office (585) 262-COMP.
See our FAQs on Personal Injuries for common questions and informed answers about Personal Injuries.
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