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How Long Do I Have to Bring a Slip and Fall Case in New Jersey?

Under New Jersey law, all personal injury cases must be filed within a certain period of time. More specifically, New Jersey Revised Statutes § 2A:14-2 provides that “[e]very action at law for an injury to the person caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of any person within this State shall be commenced within two years next after the cause of any such action shall have accrued.” Thus, as a general rule, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to bring a slip and fall lawsuit. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, minor accident victims have until two years after they turn 18 to file a claim.

While it may seem like two years is a long time to file a slip and fall lawsuit, this time passes quickly. Thus, it is important that accident victims who suffered injuries in a slip and fall do not wait to contact a lawyer. Not only does this ensure that their case is filed on time, but it can also increase a victim’s chances of success. For example, the longer an accident victim waits to file a case, the harder it will be for their personal injury attorney to locate all the necessary evidence needed to prove their claims. Video evidence may be destroyed, business may close, employees may leave their job, and people’s memories tend to fade over time. Thus, the best practice is to reach out to a dedicated New Jersey personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact a New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today

The law firm of Petrillo & Goldberg has assembled a compassionate team of advocates who have dedicated their career to ensuring that New Jersey injury accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. The injury advocates at Petrillo & Goldberg deal with the insurance accident victims so employees can focus on recovering, returning to work and moving forward with their life. To learn more, call 856-486-4343 to schedule a free consultation. You can also reach us through our online contact form.

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