How Long After a Car Accident Can You File a Claim for Injury in NJ?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, NJ law gives you two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are cases where this deadline may be shorter or longer. For example, you only have 90 days to file a Notice of Claim if a public entity – such as a city, county, state, police, fire department, sanitation board, or education worker – is at fault.

For the timeline to file an insurance claim, contact your insurance company as soon as possible. The rules of your specific policy will determine how fast you need to act.