How long do I have to hire a New Jersey accident attorney after a slip and fall accident?

The time limit or statute of limitations in New Jersey for filing a claim for personal injury, such as a slip and fall, is two years from the date of the accident, or until the age of 20 if the injured person was under 18 at the time of the accident.

If the fall accident occurred in an office of the New Jersey state government, a county government office or a municipal office, your claim will be subject to the New Jersey Tort Claims Act. That means that a NJ personal injury lawyer or NJ accident attorney working on your behalf will have to put the specific governmental entity on notice of the accident and file the claim on certain special forms within 90 days of the accident. Because of the complexity of the tort claims act, it’s important that you consult a New Jersey accident lawyer promptly after an accident so they can advise you on what steps will need to be taken.

If your injury happened on property owned or operated by the Port Authority of New York or New Jersey, there is a one year statute of limitations to file your lawsuit and the Port Authority has its own tort claims notice requirement on forms as well.

The New Jersey accident attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., have helped numerous clients injured in slip, trip and fall accidents. Our law firm is highly regarded throughout New Jersey for the quality of the counsel and legal representation that our experienced accident lawyers provide. We are proud of our record of accomplishment in representing more than 20,000 accident victims in cases involving slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, and other kinds of personal injury accidents.

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