How Long After A Car Accident Can You Sue Someone in New Jersey?
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How Long After A Car Accident Can You Sue Someone in New Jersey?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

How Long After A Car Accident Can You Sue Someone in New Jersey?

After a car accident, you have two years from the accident date to file a personal injury claim, unless the injured person is a minor, in which case the time limit is two years from when the child turns 18. This means you have just two years from the date of the accident to bring a case. Of course, your case does not need to be resolved within two years; once you file the claim on time, you have satisfied the statute of limitations.

If you file a New Jersey car accident lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired, the defendant will almost certainly file a motion to dismiss your case.

While it may seem like two years is a long time to select a lawyer and file a claim, time passes quickly. The sooner you file your claim, the easier it will be to locate necessary evidence and interview witnesses. Thus, it is best to file a claim as soon as you are well enough to do so.

If you have been injured in a New Jersey car accident and have questions about the availability of insurance coverage, reach out to the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm for immediate assistance. We offer free consultations to accident victims and never bill you for our services unless we can help you recover compensation for your injuries. You can reach us at 973-920-7900 or through our online form.

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