Injured by a Defective Product? Here’s the Timeframe New York State Allows for a Person to Sue


Rochester, NY—Millions of products are sold on and offline each year to businesses and consumers. When a purchase is made, the buyer assumes the product they are receiving is safe and free from defects so as long as it is used for its intended purpose.

While there are plenty of manufacturers out there that live up to their word and provide quality products that are safe and hazard-free, there are plenty of others that are supplying harmful and dangerous products that pose a risk to a person’s health and safety.

If an individual was injured by a defective product in New York, they may be able to recover compensation for their injuries and losses by filing a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer who created it.


Timeframe to file a product liability lawsuit in New York State


Anyone who decides to file suit against a product manufacturer must do so within three years from the date of their injury, according to the New York State Unified Court System. The legal term used to describe this timeframe is the “statute of limitations” and it varies by state.

Although New York State’s statute of limitations might seem like a generous period of time to come forward with a lawsuit, the time does go by quickly, especially if an individual wasn’t certain the product they used or consumed caused them harm.


How does an individual know if they have a product liability case?


While many defective product injuries are easy to link to a manufacturer’s negligence, others aren’t as obvious. If an individual believes the health issues they are struggling with or the injuries they suffered were caused by a defective or harmful product, a Rochester, NY personal injury lawyer at Stanley Law would be happy to determine if they have a case.

Those who do have a viable case against a product manufacturer can file a product liability lawsuit and seek damages for their injuries and losses. Some of the damages they might be entitled to recover include:

  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life


To receive a free case evaluation from a reputable personal injury attorney in Rochester, contact Stanley Law at 1-800-608-3333. An attorney can help decide if a person has a valid case, what it is worth, and how much longer they have to take legal action.


Stanley Law has multiple offices in Central New York that are located at:


Syracuse Office


215 Burnet Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13203

Phone: 1-800-608-3333

Website: www.stanleylawoffices.com


Binghamton Office


84 Court St., Ste 414

Binghamton, NY 13901


Watertown Office


200 Washington St., Ste 407A

Watertown, NY 13601


Rochester Office


510 Clinton Square, Ste 521

Rochester, NY 14604


Montrose Office


22 Public Avenue

Montrose, PA 18801