In most cases, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to pursue a claim against the driver/owner of the vehicle that hit you. If a death resulted from the accident, the statute of limitations is 2 years for a wrongful death claim. Additionally, the time limit can be as short as 90 days to file a notice of claim if you areĀ  pursuing a claim against a town, city, village or the state or a transit authority such as the Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA).