What are statutes of limitations?

When an individual becomes injured in an accident due to the fault of another party, they may be unsure of what to do. The injured party is likely facing a number of financial hardships that they were not prepared for at the time of the accident.Depending on the circumstances, the injured party may be able to bring legal action against the person or persons responsible for their injuries. Unfortunately, many people are hesitant to file a personal injury case against the negligent party. This can be for a number of reasons, including that the party is overwhelmed by the thought of bringing a lawsuit or does not where to begin, or because they believe that they cannot afford the legal fees in addition to the other financial burdens they are facing. However, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist with navigating the seemingly complex legal system.  In addition, in a personal injury matter, although there may be some expenses attorney’s fees are paid on a contingency fee basis.  It is important not to hesitate for too long when deciding if you want to file a personal injury lawsuit.

One of the most crucial initial elements of a personal injury lawsuit is to make sure to fulfill the statutes of limitations. This is simply the deadline by which an individual must file their lawsuit in order for it to be heard by the Courts. In New Jersey, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within 2 years from the date of which the accident occurred. If the lawsuit is being filed against a municipality, the injured party may also have to file a Notice of Tort Claim that informs the municipality they plan to bring a lawsuit. This is a 90-day deadline from the date of the accident. If the injured party fails to meet these deadlines, they will not be able to bring a lawsuit.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.  Please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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