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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Construction Accident Cases in New York?

The Statute of Limitations is the time period in which an injured party must file their construction accident lawsuit to recover compensation for their injuries.

The statute of limitations for construction accident cases in NY is three years from the date of the accident. If the construction accident resulted in fatality, family members have two years to file a claim on behalf of the deceased from the date of the accident. However, if the accident involved a government agency or public entity, a claim must be filed within 90 days and a lawsuit must be filed within 1 year and 90 days following the accident. Failure to abide by the Statue of Limitations can result in the dismissal of the construction accident lawsuit.

What are some common pedestrian accident injuries?

The following are some common pedestrian accident injuries:

  • Fractures: Fractures are the most common types of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident. Some fractures may require hospitalization or cause a victim to miss work for extended periods of time.
  • Head and brain injuries: Catastrophic head and brain injuries can happen when a vehicle collides with a pedestrian. Head injuries can cause concussions, which can lead to traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries: A sudden, traumatic blow to the spine can fracture or dislocate the vertebrae. This could have life-changing results to an injured pedestrian.
  • Amputations: The force involved in a pedestrian accident can also have serious lifelong repercussions such as amputation of certain parts of the body.

How can you prevent a ladder fall accident at a construction site?

Ladder fall accident prevention

The following are some tips to prevent a ladder fall accident at a construction site:

  • Wear non-slip flat shoes.

  • Carefully inspect the ladder to make sure there are no visible defects and it’s in good working condition.

  • When using a ladder to get to another level, secure and extend it at least three feet above the landing point.

  • Do not place a ladder near doorways, pedestrian walkways, and traffic.