Injured by a NYC bus? Don’t know what to do? Should I start a lawsuit? Should I see an attorney? Regardless of your answer, you should know that there are very strict time limits within which you must serve a claim against a municipality. Unlike some other lawsuits where the Statute of Limitations is a matter of years, when you are dealing with a municipality such as the City, you have only ninety (90) days within which to serve a Notice of Claim upon the City.
Regardless of how severe your injuries are, this time limit must be adhered to or your claim may forever be deemed a nullity. Therefore, if you or your loved ones are hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible in order to protect all of your rights.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis so that if you do not recover any monies from your case, there is no fee.