What Happens if you Don’t Timely File Lawsuit?
NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains
You were hurt.
In a car accident.
Or from a careless doctor.
You’re not the type to sue.
Anyway, you want to wait till your injuries heal up before deciding what you want to do.
You wait weeks.
You wait months.
Still your injuries have not completely healed.
You’ve heard that you have years within which to file a lawsuit.
Years go by and you still have residual injuries.
You are clearly disabled and unable to do many activities.
Yet, somehow, you think you still have time to file a lawsuit.
You ‘heard’ that injured victims have many years in which to file suit.
The reality is that you don’t.
The time to file a lawsuit for the injuries you suffered here in New York is NOT unlimited. You don’t always have years.
The time to file a lawsuit is different for many different types of cases…
For example, the time to file a car accident lawsuit is different than the time you have to file for medical malpractice. If you file a wrongful death lawsuit, the time is totally different than a car accident or medical malpractice case.
If a municipality or the state were responsible for your injuries, those time limits are totally different than for a car accident, malpractice or death case.
If you were a child when the wrongdoing happened, that time to file suit is also different.
The bottom line is that you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to file. If you wait to file until your injuries have healed, it’s possible the time to file your lawsuit will have expired.
Watch the video to learn more…
Here’s a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm
Here’s a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, http://www.oginski-law.com/faqs/what-is-continuous-treatment-for-purposes-of-extending-the-time-i-have-to-file-a-lawsuit-i.cfm.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021