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In the state of New Jersey, there is a statute of limitations in place for all those who wish to file personal injury claims after being wrongly injured in an accident. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years, which means the wrongly injured have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the negligent party that caused their injuries.

In many circumstances, we find that our clients do not wish to sue the careless party, for various reasons, and instead end up waiting to see if their injuries heal without financial compensation. That being said, if you are someone who was injured in, say, an auto accident, waited to heal, have not healed, and are now approaching the statute of limitations, you are most likely now looking to receive the compensation you deserve and need.

Unfortunately, with the new coronavirus so drastically impacting New Jersey and the rest of the country, it is hard to say what will happen if you are infected with the virus, or otherwise ordered to self-quarantine, and you miss the statute of limitations as a result. Of course, this is not your fault, however, if it happens to you, we have no way of telling exactly how it will impact your claim. Our hope is that the state extends the statute of limitations for all those who miss it for this reason. As soon as we find out, you can bet that we will inform you. For any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call us or contact our experienced Bergen County firm online to learn more. We are here to help you


When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today. Our firm is also experienced in handling legal matters relating to divorce, family law, criminal law, and more. We are here to help.

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