If your case is against any government agency or governmental entity, including the state, a school district, a county or the local transit authority, there are strict time limits for filing your claim. If the case is against New York State, for example, the statute of limitations is generally two years. If the case is against other government agencies, the time limit is generally one year and 90 days.
You will also need to follow a special procedure for filing your case, which begins with completing and submitting a Notice of Claim or Notice of Intention to File a Claim. Typically, this notice must be filed within 90 days of the date of the incident.