How Long Do I Have To File A Lawsuit?

Automobile accidents can change your life in a moment.

It is an overwhelming, stressful and confusing situation that can leave a person wondering how to pay the medical bills or get his or her life back in order. Additionally, insurance companies can make the compensation process difficult.

When the accident is the fault of another person’s negligence or carelessness, you have only two years, in most cases, to file a lawsuit. However, the statute of limitations changes under specific circumstances, including:

  • Accidents with most government-operated vehicles – you have within 90 days of the accident
  • to file a claim
  • Pedestrians – If hit by a motorcycle, you have six months to file a claim
  • Accidents with a New Jersey Port Authority vehicle – you have one year to file a claim

A statute of limitations is a law which places a time limit on pursuing a legal remedy for wrongful conduct. After the expiration of the statutory period, unless a legal exception applies, the injured person loses his or her right to file a lawsuit seeking monetary damages. Common FAQ about car accidents.

If the confusion after a car accident is causing your family to suffer, you may wish to seek legal assistance. Getting the answers to your questions and responses to your concerns is invaluable. No price tag can be placed on the peace of mind that comes from knowing that someone who has your best interests in mind is working on your behalf.

You may not know what to do after a car accident, but a first step should be contacting an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney that also serves the New York City area.

Contact the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to handle the entire legal process. We can examine your case and determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, damages, and pain and suffering.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, do not lose any more time. It is your life and you deserve to get it back on track as soon as possible.

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