Statute of limitations for a subway accident case?

What is the statute of limitations to bring a New York subway accident case?

In order to sue the New York City Transit Authority, who is the operator of the subway in the City of New York, there are two conditions precedent, meaning you have to do these things before you’re allowed to sue them.

The first thing is you have to file a notice of claim. That must be done within 90 days from the date of your accident. The second is you have to sit for a hearing after you file a notice of claim. They have 90 days to request that hearing.

Once you file your notice of claim within the 90 days, and you’ve had your hearing with the transit authority, you have a year and 90 days from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit with the New York City Transit Authority. Otherwise, you lose your rights to sue.

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