Personal injury law in New Jersey, as in other states, covers legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Here are some key aspects of personal injury law in NJ:

Personal injury cases in NJ can arise from various incidents, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and more.

Many personal injury cases hinge on the concept of negligence, where one party’s failure to exercise reasonable care leads to another person’s injury or harm.

In NJ, there are time limits (statute of limitations) within which a personal injury lawsuit must be filed. These limits vary depending on the type of case, but generally range from 2 to 6 years.If a plaintiff (injured party) proves that the defendant (the person responsible) was negligent and caused their injury, they may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses.

NJ follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means that if the plaintiff is found partially at fault for their injury, their compensation may be reduced proportionally to their degree of fault, as long as they are not more than 50% responsible. New Jersey also operates under a no-fault insurance system for car accidents. This means that regardless of who is at fault for the accident, each party’s own insurance covers their medical expenses and other losses up to a certain limit, unless the injuries are severe or meet certain thresholds.

If you or someone you know is considering pursuing a personal injury claim in New Jersey, call 609-472-1377 or go to and get the help you need today.