Most of us, from sea to shining sea, suburb to shining suburb, and city to shining city, live in a face-paced world full of distractions.  Whether you’re behind the wheel, riding shotgun, walking down a busy street, or visiting everything from the grocery store to your gastroenterologist, accidents and mishaps will find us.  Sometimes we can be derailed by them only briefly, if the incident is minor.  And other times, a mishap, accident or someone else’s negligence can be downright devastating to life as we know it.

When life tries to pull the rug out from underneath your feet, you need a law firm that has your back.  You need Jonna Spilbor Law.

When you’re injured, you may have much to worry about – such as losing income, being in pain, and most importantly, getting better.  Selecting the right law firm will allow you to focus on YOU, while we focus on making sure you are provided with the peace of mind that goes along with knowing your case is being handled expertly.

Unlike the large personal injury firms where cases get handled in an assembly line fashion, we at Jonna Spilbor Law are small, but mighty!  We have the resources to properly litigate your case, and the compassion you need to know you’re not just a number.

If it’s important to you, it’s important to us.  That’s why at Jonna Spilbor Law, it’s our mission to get to work on your case quickly, to keep the insurance company honest, and to seek the fairest dollar amount for your injuries.

Oh, did we mention, we are here when you need us, including evenings and weekends.  And, if you’re too injured to come to us, we’ll come to you.

Contact us now for a free case evaluation.  And remember, the law limits the time you have to recover for your injuries, so download our Personal Injury Statute of Limitations Fact Sheet FREE here.

Remember, when you’re hurt, the Right Law Firm, is Right Here!


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes are the leading cause of injury related death for New York State residents.  According to the NYS Department of Health, the most recently recorded crash statistics 1,430 deaths, 15,251 hospitalizations and 143,611 emergency department visits annually because of motor vehicle traffic injuries among New York State residents.

At highest risk?  It’s probably no surprise that young males below the age of 19 suffer the highest rate of motor vehicle injury and death.

New Yorkers get injured in other ways as well.  If you’ve been injured through someone else’s fault, having an experience attorney by your side as soon as possible is the best way to ensure you receive the relief you are owed.  We can help.  Put this number in your phone, 845.485.2529 under Jonna Spilbor Law.



The following is a representative chart of the time you have to sue for personal injury in New York (NYS Statutes of Limitation) when the potential defendant is not the government*.  Note – the law changes from time to time, and this list is intended as a generally informative guide.  If you have been injured, first, seek medical attention immediately.  Then, call us for a confidential, free legal consultation.  Even if you cannot come to us, we will come to you.  845.485.2LAW.



Type of CaseTime to SueThe Law
Slip and Fall3 years from date of accidentN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(5)
Car Accidents3 years from date of accidentN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(4)
Product Liability3 years from date of accidentN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(3)
Other Negligence Resulting in Personal Injury3 years from date of accidentN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(5)
Emotional Distress (Negligent)3 years from date of accident75A N.Y. Jur. 2d Limitations and Laches § 215
Medical Malpractice2 1/2 years from date of malpractice or from end of continuous treatment rendered by the party or entity you intend to sue for a particular condition, illness or injuryN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214-a
Wrongful Death2 years from deathN.Y. E.P.T.L. § 5-4.1
Libel/Slander1 year from actN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3)
Assault/Battery1 year from actN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3) & N.Y. Crim. Proc. § 30.10(2)(b) or (c)
Emotional Distress (Intentional)1 year from actN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3); 14 N.Y.Prac.
False imprisonment1 year (Civil)N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 215(3)
Property Damage3 yearsN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(4)  or N.Y.
Trespass3 yearsN.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214(4)


*If your potential claim is against a municipality, such as the State or County/Town, the time in which you have to file a Notice of Claim IS SEVERELY LIMITED!  If you fail to timely file a claim, you may be forever barred from seeking damages.  Our attorneys are available when you need us, including evenings and weekends.  Call right away if you’ve been injured. 

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