New York Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations
Each state has laws that limit the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit in various matters. This is called a statute of limitations. Failure to comply with these rules may result in you being prevented from taking legal action against these companies.
The law states that you must file a claim within 3 years from the date of diagnosis or – if you have lost a loved one to an asbestos-related disease – 2 years from the date of death. In some cases, the time limit may be as short as 90 days.
Based on this statute of limitations, you might think you have plenty of time to file your claim, but remember: It takes time to build a strong case. The longer you wait to contact a knowledgeable lawyer, the more difficult your case becomes.
Driving Directions to Our NYC Asbestos Law Firm
New York City is the most populated city in the U.S. and one of the most iconic destinations in the world. The main law office of Belluck & Fox is located in Midtown Manhattan, near such famous landmarks as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Waldorf Astoria.
From this office at 546 Fifth Ave., Fourth Floor, our experienced serve clients throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and surrounding areas. With additional law offices in Rochester, the Capital District and Woodstock, our firm also handles complex personal injury cases from across the state. In addition, our respected mesothelioma attorneys take on cases from across the U.S.
Our Manhattan law office is easily accessible via the B, D, F or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park, connecting to the 5th Avenue stop for the 7 train. You can also reach us via these MTA bus lines:
- M1 (Harlem to the East Village)
- M2 (Washington Heights to the East Village)
- M3 (Fort George to the East Village)
- M4 (Penn Station to The Cloisters)
- M5 (the George Washington Bridge to South Ferry)
- Q32 (Jackson Heights to Penn Station)
If you are too injured, ill or busy to travel to our office, we will send an experienced lawyer to meet with you wherever it is convenient. Our goal is to take the burden off you.
Belluck & Fox partner Joe Belluck has set the tone for a firm-wide culture of giving back. In 2001, he volunteered for six months at Trial Lawyers Care, a legal organization dedicated to helping survivors and families after the Sept. 11 attacks. He also serves on the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and was elected Chair of the Commission in 2017.
In 2010, he was appointed as trustee at the State University of New York, and a professorship at SUNY Buffalo Law School is named for Joe and his wife: the Joseph W. Belluck and Laura L. Aswad Professor of Civil Justice.
In 2017, Joe joined the advisory committee for the New York State Rockefeller Institute Center for Law and Policy Solutions. He also is an active member of the state’s Medicaid Redesign Team.
In addition, Joe serves on the boards of Children’s Rights, a national advocacy group; the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, an artist colony; Precious Dreams, a national organization supporting foster and homeless youth; and CMind, an organization that promotes the benefits of meditation on college campuses.
NYC Legal Resources
Most of the people we work with have never needed a lawyer before and are not familiar with how the court system works. We will explain exactly what to expect as your case progresses.
If you are in the New York area and have questions contact our mesothelioma lawyer group today!
If you want to know where your local courthouse is, you can search for it on the New York Unified Court System website. The main courthouse in New York City is at Foley Square:
New York County Courthouse
60 Centre St.
New York NY 10007
Phone: (646) 386-3600
Depending on the circumstances of your personal injury case, you may need to go to the U.S. District Court vs. a state courthouse. New York City is in the Southern District of New York, which also includes Dutchess, Bronx, New York, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties. The Manhattan courthouse is located at:
Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl St.
New York NY 10007-1312
Phone: (212) 805-0136
If you believe you’ve been injured and would like to speak to our mesothelioma lawyer group contact us today!