Croton-on-Hudson, NY asked in Municipal Law for New York

Q: What is the statute of limitations for an injury claim against the sanitation department?

My car was struck by a town sanitation truck, I hurt my knes, and now I need surgery.

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Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel
  • White Plains, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You have one year and ninety days from the date of an accident to sue a town, village, city or one of it's departments. More importantly, though, you must make sure to file a notice of claim against the town, the sanitation department and the driver of the truck within 90 (ninety) days of the accident or you will not have a case.

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