How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

If you or someone you love was injured as a pedestrian in New York, there is a limited time period you have to file an injury claim. At The Matera Law Firm, we help injured pedestrians recover the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering. Watch this video by Long Island injury attorney Michaelangelo Matera to learn more about how long you have to file a pedestrian accident claim in New York. 


Pedestrian accidents are typically going to result in claims based on negligence, which are going to have a three year statute of limitations. However, this could be subject to the circumstances of the defendant itself and can be shorter depending on whether or not that defendant is perhaps driving a vehicle owned by a municipality. Things of that nature, which is why it’s very important to have the right law firm that can look into these things, because issues where a vehicle is owned by a municipality require notices of claim be filed within 90 days. Without which the client, if they don’t meet that 90 day filing period, will have forfeited their right to file a pedestrian accident claim.

Were you or a loved one injured as a pedestrian in New York? Don’t miss out on important deadlines with your pedestrian accident claim. When people are facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping pedestrian accident victims when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success that includes obtaining millions of dollars for our pedestrian injury clients.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced Long Island pedestrian accident lawyer, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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