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The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury can derive from many different accidents, including motor vehicles, slips and falls, medical malpractice, animal bites, as well as exposure to dangerous products. Any of those injuries all have one thing in common: negligence. There is a duty of reasonable care that all people driving, operating a store, performing a medical procedure, etc. are to have toward the people around them. For instance, a store owner has a duty of reasonable care to make sure that any spills or wet areas on the floor are cleaned promptly to ensure the safety of their customers. Failing to provide this care means they were negligent in their duty.

In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations (the length of time you have to file a personal injury claim with the court) is two years. This means, while you may be dealing with a serious injury that is impeding your life, you also have to decide whether you plan to file a claim with the court.

The short window you have to file your personal injury claim can cause great complexity as you are trying to recover from your injury. The effects of your injury can be long lasting, and it may keep you from going back to work, which could ultimately cause financial problems for you and those who depend on you. A personal injury claim has the potential to award you money damages for the injury suffered. A successful claim can come with compensatory damages that compensate for your losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering. This money helps offset the otherwise financial burdens you may be faced with if you are unable to work or if health insurance fails to cover much of your medical bills.

The legal process of filing a personal injury claim can be overwhelming, especially while you are dealing with the aftermath of the injury. To make the process as painless as possible, contact an experienced attorney today. They will help you fill out the paperwork and help fight for your rights.

Where safety fell short, we are here to protect your rights. The pain you experienced through your injury can be devastating, but we are here to help you get the justice you deserve. Call the Law Office of David H. Kaplan today for a free consultation at (973) 426-0021.