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Note

New Jersey is one of the states that counts the date of the occurrence or accident in the computation of the statute of limitations. 

Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years with Discovery Rule, provided that normal limitation for personal injury has not run before death. Minor from birth: until age 12. No SOL if death caused by murder or manslaughter.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
1 Year
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Public entity is generally subject to tort liability for acts or omissions of the entity or public employees acting within scope of employment. However, some exceptions still exist.
Discovery Rule
N.J. follows standard discovery rule.
Comparative Negligence
Applies, unless plaintiff's negligence is greater than 50%.
Charitable Immunity
Remains in effect in certain situations and is limited in amount in others. Therefore, specific statutes should be consulted.
Disabilities
For infancy (18th birthday), incompetence, or insanity, statute does not run until removal of disability.
Punitive Damages
Common law rules apply.
No-Fault Insurance
Applies
Other Relevant Information
Occupational Disease Discovery Rule: Applies to latent injuries which are occupation related. Act gives right to compensation for occupational diseases peculiar to trade, occupation, process or place of employment.
NOTE: New Jersey is one of the states that counts the date of the occurrence or accident in the computation of the statute of limitations.
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