How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?


You might be physically incapacitated due to injuries from a car accident. If so, that would be a good reason why you did not file an accident claim right away. The medical diagnosis and records of your medical treatment and costs would affirm your inability to file a claim immediately following an accident.

However, in New Jersey, you have two years from the date of your injury to pursue a personal injury case. This is why it is critical to go through with a claim as soon as possible following an accident.

What Is the Statute of Limitations?

You might find yourself in a situation where you need to pursue a claim to recover damages that are not covered by your insurance. New Jersey law says you have up to two years from the date of an accident to seek a case, which is known as the statute of limitations. 

New Jersey is a no-fault state, which means that injured drivers must turn to their insurance company following an accident. It does not matter who is responsible for the accident. If you have been injured, your insurer would pay for the medical bills up to the policy limits. 

Those policy limits could exceed though, or the other driver might be underinsured or uninsured. In these cases, you might be able to take a case to court. You might also need to go to court if the driver insists you were the one who caused the accident and injuries.

Because personal injury cases are complex and there is a statute of limitations in place, it is critical to get legal help following a car accident. A lawyer will help you build and present a case while abiding by various deadlines. 

Mount Holly Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of David S. Rochman Will Make Sure Your Claim Is Filed in a Timely Manner

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver, you should keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations in place. Speak with one of our Mount Holly car accident lawyers at the Law Office of David S. Rochman for legal assistance. Call us at 856-751-2345 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more. Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas.