Q: I think I have an injury claim against my landlord. How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
A: In New York, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Wrongful death actions must be filed within two years, and medical malpractice actions need to be filed within two years and six months.
You have 3 years to file a lawsuit but it may be in your best interests to have the matter investigated much sooner than that. If, for instance, you fell down a set of stairs or due to a broken floor etc. you may need an engineer to inspect the condition and offer an opinion to help prove your claim.
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