Time Limits for Personal Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey
All states have limits on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit in the civil court system after you’ve suffered some type of harm. There are different deadlines depending on the type of case you’re asking the court to hear. This kind of law is called a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases gives an injured person two years from the date of the injury to go to court and file a lawsuit against those responsible for the injury. It’s very important to understand and abide by this law because, if you fail to get your lawsuit filed before the two-year window closes, the New Jersey court system will likely refuse to hear your case at any time in the future, and your right to compensation will be lost.