How long after an accident can I sue?
People always ask me after their involvement in an accident, “At what point can we sue or should we sue right away?” Well, the word sue connotes filing an actual legal pleading in the court process. There is a statute of limitation in the state of New Jersey which means that the amount of time you have before you can bring a lawsuit is two years here in the state of New Jersey. So from the date of the accident, you have a period of two years before we have to commence legal proceedings.
It is very rare that we’re going to commence legal proceedings in the very beginning of the case because. In the beginning, it’s the time to investigate all the facts about what happened, to learn about your injuries, to see them through, to see what may happen in the future because we never want to follow the lawsuit too early on when we don’t know what your potential is into the future in terms of what loss of income you may experience?
What may happen to your family? What may happen to your ability to work? Your ability to function in the way did before the accident. My team of lawyers was all trained specifically to know when that opportune time is to file the litigation on your behalf to get you just and fair compensation that you deserve after what you have been through and what you may go through the rest of your life.