Being injured in an accident is often a life-changing event. When the accident is at the fault of another party and the injuries would not have happened if the other party wasn’t negligent, it can be even more frustrating. Often when this happens, the injured party may want to consider their legal options and bring a personal injury case against the liable party. It is important to be aware that when someone wants to bring a civil lawsuit of any nature in New Jersey, they must abide by the statutes of limitations.
Statutes of limitations act as a deadline that all plaintiffs must follow when they want to sue another party. As far as personal injury cases go, individuals have to make sure they bring their lawsuit within 2 years from the date of the accident. These statutes of limitations are the also the same for product liability cases and medical malpractice cases.
It is also important to be aware that if an individual wishes to bring a lawsuit against a public entity, a city, or the state of New Jersey, they may be subject to file a Notice of Claim. A Notice of Claim simply notifies the entity that the individual was injured due to their negligence and that they intend to bring a claim.
If you have questions about statutes of limitations in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
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