New York Personal Injury Resources

New York is one of the first 13 colonies and has the 3rd largest population in the United States. The state of New York is often referred to as New York State, so as to distinguish it from New York City, which is in southeastern part of the state. New York City has been the largest port of entry for immigration into the United States since the early 19th century, and is also the most populous city in the United States. For personal injury cases in New York, there is a time limit of 10 days to report any accidents or injuries. Failing to do so can result in a driver’s license suspension. New York exemplifies the tendency for more densely populated areas to have stricter laws.
New York State had an estimated population of 19,570,261 in 2012, and had a total of 1,714,862 civil incoming cases. This is 8,843 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 57,028 are tort cases, tried in the Supreme and County court. The tort trend in New York has gradually decreased from about 80,000 to about 57,000 since 2001. One famous tort case in New York was in 1998 when Mark Bethel was injured on a bus run by the New York City Transit Authority, when his seat collapsed under him. Bethel argued that the duty and care of the carriers were no longer the same as it was in the 19th Century.
Like the rest of the country, in New York, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims, also called tort claims, all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in New York.

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