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    Chapter 6:

      Section: 39:6-65: Notice of intention to make claim.

5. Any qualified person, or the personal representative of such person, who suffers damages resulting from bodily injury or death or damage to property arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle in this State on or after April 1, 1955, and whose damages may be satisfied in whole or in part from the fund, shall, except in cases in which the claim is asserted by actions brought under section 18 of this act pursuant to section 19 of this act, within 180 days after the accident, as a condition precedent to the right thereafter to apply for payment from the fund, give notice to the association, the form and contents of which shall be prescribed by the association, of his intention to make a claim thereon for such damages if otherwise uncollectible; provided, any such qualified person may, in lieu of giving said notice within said time, make proof to the court on the hearing of the application for the payment of a judgment (a) that he was physically incapable of giving said notice within said period and that he gave said notice within 180 days after he became physically capable to do so or in the event he did not become so capable, that a notice was given on his behalf within a reasonable period, or (b) that he gave notice to the association within 15 days of receiving notice that an insurer had disclaimed on a policy of insurance so as to remove or withdraw liability insurance coverage for his claim against a person or persons who allegedly caused him to suffer damages. A copy of the complaint shall be furnished to the association if an action has theretofore been brought for the enforcement of such claim. Such person shall also notify the association of any action thereafter instituted for the enforcement of such claim within 15 days after the institution thereof and such notice shall be accompanied by a copy of the complaint.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is hereby authorized and empowered, the provisions of any other law relating to the confidential nature of any reports or information furnished to or filed with the division notwithstanding, to furnish to the association upon its request, for such use, utilization and purposes as the association may deem reasonably appropriate to administer this act and discharge its functions hereunder, any reports or information filed by any person or persons claiming benefits under the provisions of this act, that the director has with regard to any accident, and any operator or owner of a motor vehicle involved in any accident, and as to any automobile or motor vehicle liability insurance or bond carried by an operator or owner of any motor vehicle.

L.1952,c.174,s.5; amended 1955, c.1, s.4; 1956, c.200; 1958, c.99, s.2; 1963, c.81, s.10; 1985, c.148, s.7; 2003, c.89, s.11.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:51.

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