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New Jersey Statutes Title 59. Claims Against Public Entities 59 § 8-8

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A claim relating to a cause of action for death or for injury or damage to person or to property shall be presented as provided in this chapter   1 not later than the 90th day after accrual of the cause of action.  After the expiration of six months from the date notice of claim is received, the claimant may file suit in an appropriate court of law.  The claimant shall be forever barred from recovering against a public entity or public employee if:

a. The claimant failed to file the claim with the public entity within 90 days of accrual of the claim except as otherwise provided in N.J.S.59:8-9;  or

b. Two years have elapsed since the accrual of the claim;  or

c. The claimant or the claimant's authorized representative entered into a settlement agreement with respect to the claim.

Nothing in this section shall prohibit a minor or a person who is mentally incapacitated from commencing an action under this act within the time limitations contained herein, after reaching majority or returning to mental capacity.

1  N.J.S.A. § 59:8-1 et seq.

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