One of the things to consider when you are involved in an accident is the statutes of limitations. This is a timeline dictating how long you have to take legal action. The statute of limitations differs per legal matter. For personal injury claims, the typical amount of time that a person has to file a complaint in the state of New Jersey is two years from the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions to that. If the potentially liable party is the local municipality or government entity, a notice of claim must be filed in as early as 90 days after the accident. Failing to file that claim within the time allotted could result in a denial, barring you from taking legal action against those responsible.
It is important that you seek legal counsel immediately to determine if you have a case and what the statutes are in order to give yourself the best chance at recovering damages. Under certain situations, a person may not even know they are seriously injured, allowing the time to pass, stopping them from getting the justice they deserve. If you have been in a serious accident, time is of the essence. Contact an attorney soon. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. and we will be happy to assist you.