Generally, in New York, the time to bring a claim against a privately owned bus or limousine company is 3 years from the date of the accident. However, modes of public transportation are different than other common carriers because they are often run by government entities like a transit authority or school district, rather than a private company. In New York there are shorter time frames to file a claim against a governmental entity which may require that a claim be filed as early as 90 days after the accident occurs. Missing a deadline could result in the victim’s claim being lost forever. Therefore, it is extremely important to contact an experienced bus accident or limo accident lawyer who can ensure your rights are protected.