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What is the statute of limitations for personal injury?

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If you are involved in an accident in New Jersey, you may have been seriously injured and unsure of how you will pay your overwhelming medical bills. When you are injured due to the negligence of another party, you may want to know whether you can bring a lawsuit against them to recover compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

First, you should consult with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney soon after the accident. They can inform you as to whether or not you have a valid personal injury claim. If you do, it is important that you abide by the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey. You have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.

If you fail to abide by these statutes of limitations, you may not be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party and therefore, may be ineligible to recover any damages. It is always in your best interest to consult with an attorney who can guide you in the correct direction. If you were injured due to the negligence of a municipality, you will have a shorter deadline to notify them that you were injured on their property and are planning to bring a lawsuit. This is called a Notice of Claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you file your Notice of Claim and can advise you of all of the deadlines that must be considered when it comes to a case of this caliber.

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