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How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in NY?

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How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in NY?

Time Limits for Compensation for a New York City Motorcycle Accident Injury

Getting into a motorcycle accident in NY usually involves very serious injuries resulting in expensive medical bills, lost time at work, pain and suffering, and a lot of stress. Moreover, many motorcycle crash victims don’t feel well enough to initiate a claim or consult a lawyer in the first few months after the accident.

Although Proner & Proner recommends getting legal support as soon as possible so that you can understand your options and be prepared, we also realize that many motorcycle crash victims need time to adjust. Although you don’t have all the time in the world, the attorneys of Proner & Proner will be ready for you to contact them at YOUR earliest convenience to inquire about getting the financial compensation you need for your motorcycle accident in New York City, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, or anywhere else in NY.

NYC Statute of Limitations on Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims

In New York state, there is a three-year time limit to file an injury claim for motorcycle accident incidents. This limit may be reduced to just two years if someone died in the accident and their family members want to file a wrongful death claim. The statute of limitations runs from the time of the police filing and documentation of the incident. Be aware that the insurance company may attempt to take advantage of these strict filing deadlines by delaying you. For instance, they may try to delay a response or purposefully offer settlements lower than they are willing to pay out just to get you to keep contacting them and renegotiating. The longer they can keep you waiting and get away with small settlement adjustments, the greater the danger of you not getting any settlement at all. Do not fall for this trap.

Situations in Which a New York Motorcycle Accident Claim Time Limit Can Be Extended

Not all medical conditions or injuries can be identified right after a motorcycle accident has occurred. Some injuries take time to show up on CT scans or through other medical testing such as blood testing, x-rays, or a professional medical examination of your symptoms.

Some classic examples of some of these medical conditions include:

  • Mental Trauma: such as PTSD or a severe fear-based disorder.
  • Herniated Discs: can take days to start resulting in pain in the lower back.
  • Mild Brain Injuries: bleeding in the brain or tissue damage can take time to show in one’s behavior.
  • Hairline Bone Fractures: this kind of damage doesn’t always show pain right away but can split and cause long-lasting pain in the future.
  • Whiplash or Internal Bleeding: these injuries can take anywhere from a few hours to several weeks to show symptoms.

If you experience any of these injuries after a New York motorcycle accident and ended up seeking medical attention at a later time once symptoms were experienced, you may be able to extend the statute of limitations to three years after the date of the medical diagnosis.

Free Consultation with an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney in New York City

Knowing the statute of limitations is important for any personal injury case, especially NY motorcycle accident cases. It can help you to stay on top of your case, while also giving you the time to mentally handle and adapt to your traumatic situation. Proner & Proner in New York City will help you through every stressful step of your motorcycle accident claim. We can also help you with exceptions when medical issues did not immediately present themselves. Here at Proner & Proner in NYC, we value our clients’ time and do everything we can to make the motorcycle accident claims process an efficient and stress-free one. We also provide free consultations and are able to help you on your schedule.

Contact Proner & Proner in NYC to get quality legal advisement about your motorcycle accident and injury case!

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