In New York, there are statutes of limitation for every kind of civil action or civil case. For example, a negligence case is generally a three-year statute of limitations. A lawsuit in New York must be brought within three years of the accident involving negligence. If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is tolled. In New York, the statute of limitations does not start to run until the child reaches the age of majority. The age of majority in New York is 18 years of age. Therefore, a child injured in a car accident has until their 21st birthday to start a lawsuit.
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