Injury Lawsuit in NJ
You lose your right to sue for personal injury if you do not file your lawsuit within the required filing deadline. A time limit for filing a personal injury claim is called a statute of limitations. Shamy & Shamy, L.L.C. can explain the intricacies of NJ statutes of limitations and help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit in NJ .
Some basic facts about a statute of limitations
Sometimes legal exceptions apply, but for the most part you become ineligible to file an injury lawsuit in NJ after the statute of limitations has run. The statute of limitations begins to run from the date of the injury for certain types of injury cases. In other cases, the statute of limitations is based on discovery and runs from the date the injury is discovered or should have reasonably been discovered. In New Jersey and most states, different types of accidents and injury have different statutes of limitations.
Common examples for New Jersey include:
- Personal injury - two years from date of injury
- Personal property damage - six years from date of damage
- Products liability - two years from the date of injury or two years from the date of discovery
- Medical malpractice - two years from date of injury or date of discovery. However, if the injured person is under 21 years old or insane, the statute of limitation does not begin to run until after the disability has been removed
- Wrongful death - two years from the date of death
Comparative negligence law
Comparative negligence can limit or deny your ability to recover damages or file a NJ injury lawsuit. If your negligence in the injury is greater than the combined negligence of all defendants in your claim, then you lose your right to sue. Your recoverable damage diminishes proportionate to your percentage of negligence.
Legal help can prove invaluable
Legal exceptions to statutes of limitations may allow you to pursue a claim after the statute of limitations expires. An accident or injury involving multiple causes and multiple responsible parties may provide the right to pursue a different type of claim (and statute of limitations) that also applies to the injury.
Shamy & Shamy, L.L.C. can help you understand how a statute of limitations applies to your NJ injury lawsuit.
Get effective legal help from our personal injury lawyers at Shamy & Shamy, L.L.C. Call us today at (866) 603-4710 or contact us now to schedule for a free initial consultation. . We represent clients in personal injury cases based on contingency - no fees unless we recover damages. Se habla español.