Injured Passenger Accidents in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

This Labor Day, many people across New Jersey will be carpooling to see their friends and family. Unfortunately, this drastically increases the chances of an accident occurring. If you are injured as a passenger, you are most likely worried about how to proceed. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about injured passenger accidents and how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am injured as a passenger in a car accident?

If you are injured as a passenger in a car accident, you or anyone else in the car should immediately call 911. From here, you should take pictures of the accident and your injuries, and you should ask any witnesses for their contact information, preferably anyone who was in the car with you. You should then seek medical treatment and ensure you receive all medical bills/documents from your doctor. Finally, you should hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

Will I have to sue my friend if I am injured in his car?

Oftentimes, after being injured as a passenger in a friend or relative’s car, people are hesitant to sue the motorist, as it is someone close to them, and, after all, it was only an accident. Unfortunately, this does not change the fact that you are injured and require compensation to heal. Fortunately, we are happy to tell our clients that generally, we will not sue your friend; instead, our firm will simply file a lawsuit against your friend’s insurance company, meaning you may recover the compensation you need without costing your friend a dime.

How long will I have to file a lawsuit after an injury in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, which means that you will have, under most circumstances, two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Do not make the mistake of waiting past the two-year mark, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and tell us what happened.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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