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Statue of Limitation.

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In 1991, NYC, the father to my 10 mth old son, was involved in a car accident and died. He was not licensed to drive. He did not have car insurance either. One other person in the car also died. I believe that family the state of New York (or City). I was not aware that I could have sued on behalf of my son, until the week of the 3rd year anniversary, 1994. I found out I could sue on my son's behalf. I was later informed that there was a 3 year statue of limitation, if the child has someone to act in his best interest. My question is can he (my son) sue when he become 18 years old. Obviously, I did not act in his best interest since I did not pursue any damages, and there is no statue of limitaion for a minor. I recently seeked therapy for him. It was a struggle for me at that time, 21 years of age, single mother of a 10 mth old.

the car involved in the accident belonged my son's father brother. He sold it, or was planning on selling it, to the now deceased. I do not believe the money exchanged hand. I recall the night I was informed that "Mike" died, I was told my his brother (the owner of the car involved in the accident) because the police had contacted him. I believe the car was still in his brother's name. Was, and/or is, he liable for the death of this brother. Is it too late for my son to take some action. I have not been in contact with my son's uncle for years. He had stop being a part of my life and my son's life since approximately a year after his brother died. I believe he wanted to ensure that I did not pursue any demands.

I really do not want to let this rest in peace. I believe that my then "mother-in-law" received compensation for the loss. I remember now that I was told she was in court when the family of the other person that died settled their case. I believe she mis represented herself by not claiming my son the beneficiary of any monetary damages.

Your guidance please.

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