Were you injured in a car accident that you think you may have at least partially contributed to? If so, our team is here to inform you that you may still have a valid claim for compensation. Continue reading and speak with a seasoned New Jersey auto accident lawyer to learn what you should know about being partially responsible for an NJ car accident.
Can I still get compensated if I contributed to a car accident in New Jersey?
In short, the answer is “most likely.” Whether you can still collect full compensation depends upon the extent to which you actually contributed to the car accident. This is because New Jersey operates under the comparative negligence rule when it comes to car accidents. Therefore, if you are considered 40% at fault, you may still qualify for 40% of the compensation you would have received, had the other driver been 100% at fault for the accident. In fact, even if you’re 60% at fault for the accident, you may receive up to 40% of the compensation you would have received if the other driver was 100% at fault.
How long do I have to file a claim for financial compensation in New Jersey?
In the state of New Jersey accident victims are required to file injury claims within two years of the date their accidents occurred. Waiting any longer than this can cause the statute of limitations to expire. Our firm is here to help you today. Give us a call so we can get started working on your case.
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No matter where or how you or a loved one were injured, if the injury was caused by someone else, we are here to help ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated. Our legal team handles cases involving auto accidents, defective products, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, work injuries, wrongful death and more. Contact the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg today to schedule your free case evaluation with our skilled personal injury law firm.