As a dedicated Buffalo Injury Attorney, I often represent children in accident cases. One of the most common questions I’m asked regarding cases when children are injured is regarding the statute of limitations. In New York State, the statute of limitations for infants and adults is the same. However, the date when the statute of limitations starts to run for children is delayed – or tolled –until they reach the age of majority which, in New York State, is 18. Depending on the type of case, New York State’s statute of limitations can be one year, two years, two and a half years, or three years. In a negligence case, the statute of limitations starts to run when the infant hits the age of 18 and runs for three years, expiring on their 21st birthday.
Was your child severely injured in an accident? Time is of the essence when filing a claim and ensuring you receive full compensation for your injuries. Contact Buffalo Injury Attorney Robert Maranto to learn more about the statute of limitations for injured children. We offer free confidential consultations and are available 24 hours a day. Let our experience work for you.