Statute of Limitations for Children
Is there a difference in statute of limitations for children and adults? Buffalo injury lawyer Michael Ranzenhofer explains in the following educational video.
A lot of people are always asking about statute of limitations and timelines. The statute of limitations in New York is set and fixed by law. What New York has is they have what’s called – and it’s a technical term. It’s called tolling provision, which means that until the child turns 18 years of age, the statute of limitations does not begin to run. If your child is 10 years old or 15 years old, there is a lot of time that you have, much more so than if you are an adult. The statute of limitations is the same for adults as it is for children, but children have this tolling provision which protects them and means that they don’t have to file any claim immediately or within the same time period that an adult does.
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