For personal injury actions, the statute of limitations (SOL) is three years from the date of accident/injury. For cases involving the City of New York, New York City Transit Authority or other municipalities, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the accident and a injury lawsuit filed within 1 year and 90 days. For wrongful death, the time limit is 2 years from the date of death. For medical malpractice, the time limit is 2 years and 6 months from the date of the malpractice. Of course you should consult with an experienced attorney as there are other time limits and sometimes certain tolls which extend the statute of limitations.