What is Personal Injury?

A  personal injury claim results when a person is injured due to the wrongful, careless or negligent actions of another. The National Center for Health Statistics reports more than 31 million injuries occur annually to those living in the United States. Automobile accidents with injuries make up more than half of all personal injury lawsuits, followed by medical malpractice injuries, product liability injuries, and “other” injuries, including those, which happen on a construction site. Whether you sustain moderate or severe injuries as a result of your accident, those injuries can alter your life and the lives of your loved ones for a long time to come.

New York Statutes of Limitations

Statutes of limitations specific to New York must be met, evidence must be gathered, witnesses must be consulted and recalcitrant insurance companies dealt with. Should you exceed the New York statutes of limitations, you will find yourself forever barred from bringing suit against the person or entity responsible for your injuries. In the state of New York, you generally have:

  • Three years in which to bring a general personal injury lawsuit
  • Three years to bring suit for an automobile accident
  • Two and a half years from the date of injury for a medical malpractice claim
  • Three years to file a product liability or defective product claim
  • Two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim
  • One year for an intentional wrongdoing claim.


There are situations where the statute of limitations could be significantly shorter which makes it extremely important to contact Talisman & DeLorenz P.C. immediately following your accident to determine the statute of limitations that applies to your claim. For example, if your accident involved a city or state entity, your statute of limitations could be as short as 90 days from the date of the accident.  If you do not commence an action within the applicable statute of limitations, you will lose your right to sue.

Since the time to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York is limited, it is important to contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney at Talisman & DeLorenz P.C. immediately.

The Importance of an Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney

Having an experienced New York personal injury attorney from Talisman & DeLorenz P.C., by your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your personal injury lawsuit. Your personal injury attorney not only knows the laws pertaining to your accident, he or she can shoulder the more stressful aspects of your case, giving you the time to heal from your injuries and put your life back together. You are much more likely to receive fair compensation when you have Talisman & DeLorenz P.C. by your side.  Talisman & DeLorenz P.C. will help you get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and for any and all expenses related to your injuries, including but not limited to, lost wages and medical expenses.

Contact Your New York Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in New York, you need an experienced personal injury law firm on your side. At Talisman & DeLorenz, our New York personal injury attorneys have over 50 years experience representing injured individuals and their families and we can help you obtain the money you need to fully recover. Call us today at 1-212-422-9000 for a free consultation and review of your case or fill out our confidential online contact form. Don’t try to handle a personal injury case on your own—call New York personal injury law firm, Talisman & DeLorenz P.C. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers.