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What Are the Time Limits if My Child Is Hurt in a Car Crash?

Suffering through a car accident can already be a devastating experience. Knowing that your child has been injured in a crash can feel overwhelming. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help your child thrive, but now, they’re seriously injured. 

Their injuries may be urgent, but what about their car accident claim? What kind of time limits are you facing when your child is hurt in a Bronx car accident

If you’re unsure when or where to begin, reach out to the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We have tools to help you and your family get swift answers and guidance when your loved ones are suffering. 

New York’s Time Limits for Injury Claims 

When someone is injured in a Bronx car accident, the time limit on their lawsuit begins. Bronx accident victims only have three years to file a lawsuit for their injuries. If they fail to act on time, their claim may be dismissed. That means you may be unable to get compensated if you wait too long to file your claim. 

But often, that can work in your favor. Evidence may not be as clear and useful if you wait a long time after your accident to file a claim. But what about those who aren’t old enough to sue at the time? 

Here’s the good news—your child’s time limits don’t start until they’re old enough to take their claim to court. That can buy your family time to act. 

Acting on Your Child’s Behalf 

Unfortunately, waiting to act on your child’s Bronx car accident claim can impact your evidence, and you may need the compensation for their injuries now, not later. That’s where your lawyer can help you get compensated. 

As the parent or guardian of the injured child, you may have grounds to act on their behalf. Your lawyer can help you take the claim to court and be considered their guardian ad litem. This means you’ll be tasked with acting on your child’s behalf, with the help of your lawyer. 

That step can help you take action now, while the evidence is fresh and you’re in need of compensation. Your lawyer can take the right steps to help you recover compensation during this difficult time with less strain on you and your child.

Connect with a Lawyer to Help Your Child Recover

When your child is injured in a Bronx car accident, time is limited to act on their claim. When you want to make the most of the evidence you have against the at-fault party, you may need legal aid to get answers and guidance for your claim. 

The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are here to provide you with the guidance you need when your child is hurt in a car crash. Take advantage of our free consultations to learn more about what your lawyer can offer after a devastating accident. If you’re struggling to get compensated for your suffering, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the following online contact form. 


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