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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 >

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    Atlantic City Personal Injury
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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        No one wants to get hurt. Forget what some people say about “big-pay-days” and the potential for an injury settlement, being injured is not about the money. Being injured means living with constant, daily pain and the raw, emotional struggles of coping with a physical loss. Our lives revolve around a fragile symbiosis balancing several acts at once; remove or infringe on just one of them and everything else is affected. What happens when you could possibly need surgery, or miss significant time from work due to an injury? These are questions that no one wants to have to answer.

No one can turn back time, but if you are injured filing a personal injury claim through an attorney could be your best recourse to express and receive compensation. Nobody chooses to get injured, but if and when it happens, it’s to review your options should you decide to proceed with a claim.

New Jersey's Personal Injury Laws

New Jersey laws protect victims from the harmful actions of others through personal injury tort claims. A personal injury tort claim makes an accusation against another person or entity that they have caused an injury resulting in damages or losses. These damages and losses must be quantifiable to a court-of-law, or something that can be proven. There are several areas for which victims are allowed to make a claim for damages, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages (including in the future). If an attorney is successful in proving that the opposing party was at-fault for the victim’s injuries, the victim will have the right to make a claim for monetary compensation. Compensation isn’t given to make people rich, but instead to recognize that they have suffered a loss and compensate them for their damages. It’s important to disclose the full nature of how the injury occurred and its overall effects on the victim so that any attorney evaluating a case can properly assess the options available.

Does This Mean I Have to Go to Court?

Not necessarily. Even though you may file a personal injury claim, the majority are actually settled out of court. It is possible for the claim to end up in front of a judge and jury if a settlement is not agreed upon. But, settling does not mean that the final settlement figure is lower than it would be had the case went to trial. The settlement figure is typically based upon the expectations of each party and drawn from negotiations between the attorney and the insurance company’s representatives. But, you can’t compare the efficacy of going to trial versus settling without taking into account all the time, money, and stress that’s involved for each side in going to trial. Because of that, it’s usually more ideal if the matter is negotiated into a settlement and avoid going to a trial. While this is in general terms, we should note that if we feel going to trial is the best option for our clients, we are prepared to do so. John Morelli is actually a certified civil trial attorney and has had great success in pursuing claims in front of a jury.

How a Lawyer Can Help You

Getting injured isn’t something that anyone would bring upon themselves. To get care and see doctors, you might need to miss work. And taking time off from work can lead to lost wages, which won’t help when the bills for the doctors and medical care start to come in. And even if you are able to go back to work, assuming that your employer allowed you to take time off, it may be more difficult now that you are dealing with an injury.
Atlantic City Personal Injury Lawyer
Such a situation can lead to troublesome complications in other areas of life, too, such as relationships with family or even one’s own emotional construct. That is why, it is recommended that a personal injury claim is made. For the state of New Jersey, victims of the negligence of others, by whatever means, have a legal right to make a claim for compensation. You may have been going about your day normally, when all of the sudden a car accident occurs or, dangerous conditions lead to a slip and fall incident. In addition to happening all too often, these tragic events can affect your life in more ways than one. Obtaining a skilled attorney is the best possible defense one can have to make sure that their claim is handled properly and that all possible legal avenues are explored.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injury cases involving automobiles are given a special place in the New Jersey legal system due to the alarming frequency in which they occur. People are injured in car accidents far too often, with 17, 589 occurring each day. By the time you finish reading this paragraph, three people will have been in an accident. Auto accidents in New Jersey are handled through what is called the Personal Injury Protection (or PIP) system. PIP has been instituted since 1972 and lets drivers have their medical costs from car accident injuries paid for through auto insurance. The options available vary depending on what the driver’s insurance plan is, but if they have a PIP plan they can seek to make a claim for necessary medical care. An attorney can help make sure you get all the benefits available through PIP in addition to seeking compensation.

Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries

When any part of a building is open to the public, New Jersey law states that it must be safe for any and all patrons. This requires property owners to ensure there are no safety hazards which could cause somebody to hurt themselves. They must perform proper maintenance of the structure, including any necessary repairs that keep it up to code. If there are seasonal issues, like snow or ice, they also must be addressed by whatever means necessary. When you fall and get hurt, it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney. Property owners can be tenacious in their defense without strong legal opponents, with the average slip and fall case lasted on average 2 years following the injury.

Other Types of Injuries

If you have been hurt due to the actions of another person or entity, regardless of whether it was intentional or the result of negligence, you have a right to file a personal injury claim. It does not matter if the injury was caused by willful intent of harm or negligent inaction, injuring another individual makes them responsible for their injuries. This has been an established part of the law for nearly 200 years, with victims being legally entitled to make claims against those who have injured them. Catastrophic injuries today are dealt with through New Jersey’s legal system by qualified personal injury attorneys who can seek compensation on behalf of their clients.

More Information About Personal Injury Law

When you are participating in a personal injury claim, it’s important to stay informed throughout the process so you aren’t broadsided by something unexpected. Any injury can reap a big toll on an individual, with the average incapacitating injury causing over $70,000 in economic damages. Fortunately, there is a system in place to compensate individual for their losses. Here is a selection of articles we have made available on topics ranging from injury law and what you can expect from your case.

Personal Injury Attorney Atlantic City New Jersey10 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>
Personal Injury Lawyer Atlantic CityHow 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>
Attorney Contingency FeesContingency 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 in injury cases have several arguments that they levy against almost all claimaints. It's important to know what they could potentially say to fight being liable for your personal injury claim. Read on>
Medical Treatment for Personal Injury ClaimsWho Will Pay For my Medical Treatment During My Case?
It's a common question of clients: Who is going to pay for my medical treatment while my case is ongoing? In Certain instances, you may be able to get insurance to approve and cover costs related to your case. Read on>
PIP Medical BenefitsA 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 a Personal Injury Attorney Today

For clients from Atlantic City, whether you are suffering after a car accident, a slip-and-fall, or any type of injury, we are here to help. Finding the right lawyer can be a difficult process in itself, which is why you will be comforted having one of the state’s most well respected attorneys on your side. At the Law Offices of John Morelli, we combine professional and personalized service so that our clients know that we care. 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.

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