The New York Statute of Limitations for Children
As a dedicated Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney, I am often asked if there is a statute of limitations on child injuries.Was your child injured in an accident, and you want knowledgeable representation? Contact Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney Robert Maranto to fight for you.
- While New York State’s statute of limitations for infants and adults is the same, the time when the statute starts to run for children does not begin until they reach the age of majority.
- Variable by 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 at the age of 18 and runs for three years, expiring on the infant’s 21st.