If you are injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or any other kind of accident, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you can easily miss your chance at pursuing compensation because the state of New Jersey has established a statute of limitations that only gives you a certain amount of time to make a premises liability claim. It is in your best interest to act quickly, so contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers today.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Premises Liability Claim in New Jersey?
You have just two years to begin pursuing legal action after suffering injuries in an accident. That can seem like a long time, but do not be surprised to find the days passing by more quickly than expected as you focus on your recovery and getting back to your life and its responsibilities.
This is why hiring a personal injury attorney can be a good idea. When you act quickly, one of our lawyers can begin the process and help you make sure that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue compensation in a premises liability case. Acting quickly does not just ensure that the statute of limitations does not cause an issue, but it can also make it easier for your attorney to gather the evidence needed to build your case. Plus, the sooner you act, the sooner you could be awarded the compensation that you deserve.
Are There Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations?
There are a few situations in which the state of New Jersey will give people more time to make a premises liability claim. If the injured party is under 18, then the timer for the statute of limitations does not start ticking until they reach the age of 18. From that birthday they have two years to pursue legal action.
Sometimes a person who is responsible for injuring others leaves the state before a lawsuit can be filed. Their absence essentially pauses the statute of limitations for however long they are gone, but you will have to do some work to show that this person could not be served.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help With My Premises Liability Claim?
First and foremost, your lawyer can help you make sure that you do not miss your chance to pursue compensation due to the statute of limitations. They can do much more to help you with your case though. An attorney can:
- Communicate on your behalf
- Calculate fair compensation
- Work with experts to reconstruct the accident scene
- Answer any questions that you have about the legal process
- Build a case that can succeed in court, if necessary
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have suffered injuries in an accident and you believe that someone else’s negligence was to blame, you should contact the team at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC. We can offer you a free consultation that tells you more about your legal options and the potential value of your personal injury case.