NJ personal injury case & accident info
New Jersey is a bustling hub of industry, and it is no stranger to car accidents, negligence and personal injury cases. People constantly fight about where to pin blame and liability. Maybe it was you who experienced a life-altering accident; maybe it was a family member or friend.
Whatever happens during your New Jersey adventures, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
New Jersey personal injury law: the basics
New Jersey statutes online
This is where you’ll find New Jersey's revised statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
New Jersey's car accident statutes of limitation
In New Jersey, you have six years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have six years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in New Jersey
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- What To Do After a New Jersey Car Accident
- Filing an Injury Claim for a New Jersey Pedestrian Accident
- Finding Recovery After a New Jersey Bus Accident
- Guide to Legal Recovery After a New Jersey Motorcycle Accident
- Legal Rights and Responsibilities for New Jersey Boaters
- New Jersey Bicycle Accident Guide
- New Jersey Car Insurance Laws, Requirements and Rules
- What To Do After a New Jersey Drunk Driving Accident
- What to Do After a New Jersey Hit-and-Run Car Accident
- When a Distracted Driver Causes a Car Accident in New Jersey
- Who’s Legally Responsible for a New Jersey Train Accident?
Workplace accidentsView all articles
Hiring a lawyer in New Jersey
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as estate planning law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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Law libraries in New Jersey
There are a large number of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.
- New Jersey State Law Library