The statute of limitations or time within which to file your claim depends on the nature of the underlying incident that caused your injuries. In New York, personal injuries caused by the negligence of another have a 3-year statute of limitations. Personal injuries in New York caused by the medical malpractice of a health care provider must be commenced within 2 years and 6 months. Injuries caused by the intentional conduct of another, such as assault, must be commenced within 1 year. Shorter time frames are applicable to defendants who are municipal or state entities and therefore it is important to review the facts of your case with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure your claim will not be lost forever.