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The Law Offices of John Morelli is a New Jersey Personal Injury Law Firm. We represent individuals who are injured in automobile accidents or workplace accidents; or injured by equipment or machinery; or through the negligent maintenance of property. Read More >

New Jersey Auto Accident Injury Claims
New Jersey is a "No-Fault" state. This puts the burden on an injured person to produce medical evidence from a doctor that they have suffered an injury that is permanent in nature. Read More >

Slip Fall Injury Unsafe Conditions
Dangerous conditions for slip/falls can exist in not just crumbling curbs and steps and on snowy surfaces, but in nearly any business establishment if they are not properly maintained. Read More >

Injury Medical Exam
Remember that this is an exam for the purpose of stating that you are not injured, or that if you have a condition that it is not related to your accident. If this doctor is friendly, beware. Read More >

Manufacturers of products or machinery are held responsible for any damage caused by the products that they sell and place into the stream of commerce. Read More >

If you are injured in a car accident and only have the minimum coverage under a standard insurance policy for underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage, regardless of how seriously you were injured, you will be limited to a $15,000 recovery. Read More >

South Jersey Personal Injury Law Firm
    Pitman New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
Mr. Morelli is an experienced trial attorney who has been actively appearing before juries since he was admitted to the bar in 1981.Read More >
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        With an injury, it can take only an instant to alter one’s life. A simple accident can result in months of difficulties dealing with an injury. Nobody should have to live with daily pain and suffering. Being hurt is an undue burden that few people truly understand until they have gone through it themselves. That’s why, if you’ve been hurt, it’s good to consider if a legal action could be right for you. Talking with an attorney can help you understand what your options may be.

New Jersey's Personal Injury Laws

Lawsuits for personal injury claims are different than those in areas such as criminal law. While an injury claim can be made against a criminal act, they are filed in the tort system and thus cannot result in any criminal penalties. The tort system was set up to deal with issues when one person, business or other entity has unfairly committed an act against another individual, resulting in damages or harm. A victim who has filed a successful tort claim will be able to seek a monetary recovery for any of the damages they sustained as a result of the other’s actions. There are several areas upon which a personal injury claim can be based, including past medical expenses, future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity and wages, emotional issues, or pain and suffering. No two injuries are exactly alike, though, so each claim should be evaluated on a case-to-case basis depending on the circumstances involved.

The Role of Your Attorney in an Injury Case

For the State of New Jersey, the role of a personal injury attorney in defending their clients can involve vigorous research, deposition testimonies, and communication on behalf of their clients. We maintain a trained staff to work on each case, constantly staying in contact with all of our clients medical providers to make sure they are getting the right kind of treatments. When involved in a car accident, insurance companies will regularly deny treatments in favor of a cheaper, possibly less effective option. Working within the system that’s in place, a personal injury attorney will work to ensure that their clients are getting the best medical coverage available, and aren’t being held up by unnecessary restrictions. While the machinations of the system can often be contradictory and confusing, with the right lawyer working on your case, your avenues for care are greatly opened up.

Tort Cases Versus Criminal Trials

The state of New Jersey’s injury compensation system is founded under tort law, which attempts to rectify a “civil wrong” that caused losses or suffering to another individual. Criminal acts can fall within tort laws, as someone can be pursued for “criminal negligence” in a criminal trial and general “negligence” in a separate tort lawsuit, but these are done through different court systems. A good example is the famous OJ Simpson trial from the 90’s, where he was acquitted for the criminal act but found guilty in a civil tort claim for his wife’s “wrongful death.” Personal injury torts are typically focused on the harm done due to the negligence of a person, corporation, or any other entity. These types of lawsuits are handled outside the criminal system, and thus do not have the same potential penalties that a criminal suit would.

Keep Yourself Informed

Injuries can cause havoc on a person’s life. The average incapacitating injury incurs $70,000 in economic damages alone to a victim. Knowing exactly what your options may be is difficult unless you are familiar with New Jersey’s tort rules. That’s why, it’s good to take some time and read about what to expect once you file your claim. While it can seem daunting at first, the process of filing a personal injury claim could be your best outlet.

Personal Injury Attorney Pitman New Jersey 0807110 Things You Should Know Before Filing an Injury Claim
Here are some important things that all clients should be aware of before they decide to undergo a personal injury claim. Unless you are familiar with the law, you might be unaware of many things you will encounter. Read on>
Length of a Personal Injury SettlementHow Long Will it Take to Settle my Personal Injury Claim?
There is a point at which all cases should wait until reaching a settlement. It's important that the attorney handling your case wait until the right time to make sure they get the best settlement figure possible. Read on>
Length of a Personal Injury SettlementContingency Fees For Personal Injury Lawyers Explained
Lawyers in New Jersey are allowed to bill their clients through a contingency fee arrangement with their clients when handling a personal injury claim. Doing so allows an attorney to accept no upfront money in exchange for their services. Read on>
Top 5 Arguments of Defense LawyersTop 5 Arguments Defense Lawyers Use in Injury Cases
Defense lawyers for injury cases have certain arguments they commonly use against plaintiffs. Before you file your case, it’s important to know what they will most likely say to avoid having their clients be found liable for your injury. Read on>
Pitman NJ 08071 Personal Injury AttorneyWho Will Pay For my Medical Treatment During My Case?
You will likely still be receiving treatment while your case is ongoing. Prior to having the other party found as being “at-fault” for your injuries, hospitals and doctors nonetheless are going to want to get paid. How exactly do you get your treatment paid for? Read on>
Pitman NJ 08071 Personal Injury LawyerA Guide to New Jersey Personal Injury Protection Benefits
New Jersey is a no fault state. That means that if you are involved in an automobile accident, your own automobile insurance company will pay for your medical bills. Personal Injury Protection Benefits allow victims to make a claim for injuries. Read on>

Talk to an Attorney Today

We do not merely handle cases – we represent real people with real problems on an individual basis. If you or a loved one in Pitman have been injured by the negligence of another and need assistance, contact the Law Offices of John Morelli today. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. If you or a loved one from has been injured and is seeking legal representation, call 856-616-1300 today to speak with a representative from our firm about setting up your free consultation. Alternatively, you can easily and quickly submit a case online by filling out our secure online submission form.

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