personal injury lawsuit

The countdown to the end of 2021 is on. In just a few more days, the ball will drop in Times Square and 2022 will be upon us. If you are anything like the members of the Levin & Malkin team, you have a rather lengthy end of the year to-do list to knock out before then.

As we work to get everything that needs to be done before the end of the year accomplished, we are frequently bombarded with calls from potential clients who have “call a lawyer” on their to-do list. A lot of people know there is only a limited window during which they can file a lawsuit after an accident, and many of them assume the end of the calendar year is the cutoff. 

The Clock Is Ticking

We are happy to report that the end of the year is rarely the cut-off date. Instead, the anniversary of the date of the accident is typically the date to be concerned with. 

However, this does not mean that you should push “call a lawyer” further down your to-do list. If you have a few minutes to spare, you should contact our office to set up an initial meeting with Levin & Malkin’s experienced personal injury attorneys. While the time for filing your lawsuit may not run out on December 31, the clock is ticking. 

In New Jersey, Statutes Of Limitations Vary From Case To Case

In New Jersey, victims of a personal injury accident only have a short amount of time they can file a lawsuit. This period of time is known as the statute of limitations, and if a lawsuit is not filed before the statute of limitations runs, you are out of luck. No matter how seriously you have been injured, or how much evidence you have that proves the injury was the fault of another, the courthouse doors will remain closed. 

The period of time you have to file depends on the type of accident or injury suffered, the type of lawsuit you intend to file, and other factors like your ability to know something was wrong. It is impossible to read a blog post on the internet and know if the statute of limitations in your case has already run out, or is about to run out. The best thing you can do is schedule an appointment with the Levin & Malkin team to discuss in detail what happened to you and whether you have a case. 

Millions Won For Our Clients 

Over the years, the Levin & Malkin team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for Hackensack area residents who have been injured in automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, and workplace accidents, and those who have suffered various kinds of personal injuries. Our experienced attorneys and staff are ready to help you get “call a lawyer” off your to-do list, so you can move forward on the path to recovery and hold those responsible for your injury accountable. Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation.

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