If you have been in a car accident, and it is evident that the other driver is at fault, you may be able to recover accident-related damages. A Jersey City car accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf through settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit when you hire us.
Morelli Law Firm offers legal services for all types of car accidents. If you were in an accident and required medical treatment, our law firm may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost pay, or other damages.
Get a free case evaluation with a member of our team by calling (212) 751-9800.
We Hold Negligent Drivers Responsible
Morelli Law Firm handles car accidents where driver negligence has injured an innocent victim. Driver negligence can include:
- Speeding/aggressive driving
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Texting and driving
- Traffic law violations
- Unskilled/incapable drivers
If you were injured by a negligent driver, a Jersey City car accident lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you.
Morelli Law Firm also provides legal services for cases involving trucking company negligence, poor road conditions, pedestrian or bicycle-related accidents, and rideshare accidents.
Regardless of how your accident occurred, if you believe another party’s negligence caused your injuries, Morelli Law Firm would like to hear from you.
Automotive Product Liability
Not all accidents are a result of driver negligence. A defective auto part can cause a car to veer off the road or collide into another vehicle or object, leaving all passengers defenseless.
Examples of automotive product liability may include:
- Defective airbags
- Defective child restraints or car seats
- Defective seat belts
- Bad brakes
- Problems with brake lights or headlights
Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that all auto parts are operational and provide a safe driving experience. When a defective product leads to an accident, the manufacturer, distributor, inspector, or retailer may be liable for damages.
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Recovering Your Losses
What you can claim after a car accident depends on the nature and extent of your losses. The following types of damages may be available in a car accident case:
Medical treatment can range from emergency medical care immediately after the accident to ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, or follow-ups. You may have to pay out-of-pocket for surgeries, recovery room stay, pain medication, or medical devices.
Your total lost income may include lost wages or benefits. You may also miss out on potential bonuses, tips, or employment opportunities as a result of the accident. We can calculate your lost wages, as well as the loss of future earning capacity, when we represent you.
Pain and Suffering
We look beyond tangible damages like medical bills to how the accident changed your life. For example, you may experience physical suffering, anxiety, or depression as a result of your car accident.
To discuss what compensation may be available in your case, call Morelli Law Firm.
How to Handle Your Case After the Accident
We recommend taking the following steps after a car accident:
Seek Medical Care Immediately
You may walk away from the car accident thinking that you have not been injured. However, some injuries may not manifest until a few days later. Therefore, you should visit the ER or see your doctor for an exam. The longer you wait to get medical treatment, the more difficult it may become to connect your injuries to the accident in your case.
Keep Careful Records
If possible, try to document your accident as much as possible. Get the names and numbers of eyewitnesses. Ask for a copy of the police report. Also, keep all medical reports, bills, and receipts. Your attorney can use this information to build your case.
Call Morelli Law Firm
Morelli Law Firm offers a free, no-obligation case evaluation for victims of Jersey City car accidents. Call us at (212) 751-9800 to discuss your case and your legal options with a member of our team.
How Morelli Law Firm Can Help With Your Case
When you work with Morelli Law Firm, a Jersey City car accident lawyer from our firm can manage your entire case on your behalf.
Some of the legal services we may be able to provide include:
- Consulting you on the best way to handle your case
- Handling all paperwork and case documents
- Estimating the total value of your damages
- Negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company
- Taking your case to trial if the insurance company does not settle
You can have time to concentrate on your recovery when we handle these tasks for you.
Time May Be Limited to Act in Your Car Accident Case
Do not wait too long before taking legal action after a Jersey City car accident.
Per N.J.S. 2A:14-2, a two-year statute of limitations applies to most New Jersey personal injury lawsuits.
If your loved one died in a car accident and you are pursuing compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit, a two-year statute of limitations may apply to your case per N.J.S. 2A:31-3.
Whether you are filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, there could be special circumstances in your case that alter these deadlines. To learn about what specific legal deadlines pertain to your case, call Morelli Law Firm.
Get a Free Case Evaluation From Morelli Law Firm
Morelli Law Firm is available to help you with your car accident claim or lawsuit. A Jersey City car accident lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you.
To learn more about working with us, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 for a free case evaluation.