Morelli Law has been helping people with personal injury matters in the Bronx and across New York for decades. We’ve secured billions of dollars for accident victims for the injuries they’ve suffered, and fought some of the largest companies in the U.S. successfully for damages.
If you need a personal injury lawyer in the Bronx with the experience you need to get the most compensation for your case, you’ve come to the right law firm. Morelli Law is ready to help you fight the insurers, get justice, and move on from your accident.
When do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
There are two parts to a personal injury case. The first is that you have to be injured, and the second is that it is someone else’s fault according to the law. Most personal injury lawsuits use three legal routes to prove fault.
Negligence happens when someone acts beyond the boundaries of what a reasonable person would do in a similar situation. Negligent people act without consideration for the safety of others. This is the most common form of a personal injury lawsuit. It covers things like speeding and reckless driving to failing to post signs to warn people of hazards like a wet floor.
Some actions are dangerous enough that the law doesn’t require proof of negligence. These cases are called strict liability cases. Most involve selling products on the market that end up harming the public.
For example, if a drug company sells a drug that harms instead of heals, they can be held strictly liable for it and victims can sue with no need to prove the drug company made a mistake.
If you’re the victim of a crime that injured you, like assault and battery, you can sue your assailant for intentional wrongdoing. It is possible for the state to charge your assailant with criminal charges while you also pursue a civil claim for financial damages. It’s important to know that you could still get compensation even if your assailant is found not guilty.
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How Much Is My Claim Worth?
Every personal injury case is unique, so it’s impossible to say until we investigate. Some factors that will affect how much your claim is worth include:
Mild injuries will receive less money than severe ones like a broken bone. Another consideration is how disabling your injuries are and how they affect your life and your livelihood. If you cannot work after what happened, you can get more money to cover those losses.
Some injuries are more expensive or take longer to treat than others. This is a major factor in economic damage calculations, and it’s why personal injury lawyers urge victims to see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. With a doctor’s diagnosis, we can prove your injuries and their costs to the insurers.
If you cannot work while you’re recovering, you cannot earn money. You can claim some or all of your lost wages while you’re in the hospital or recovering at home. In cases with long recovery periods, you could claim lost investment money (e.g. loss on a 401K investment because you couldn’t work to put money into it.)
The most common personal injury situation you’ll find is a car accident. You can claim the value of any property damage you’ve suffered, whether repair costs or replacement costs.
You may also be entitled to non-economic or punitive damages if your case qualifies, which can drastically affect how much your case is worth. Our Bronx personal injury lawyers will help you discover the true value of your case and start your claim for you.
Deadlines for Filing a Personal Injury Claim
You’re probably familiar with lawyers urging you to call as soon as possible after your accident. That’s not marketing. There are legal reasons for it. In New York state, most personal injury claims have a three-year deadline before you’re forbidden from filing a lawsuit. This is called the statute of limitations.
Once that’s reached, your lawyer will lose most of their leverage against the insurance company. There’s another reason for starting early, though. Valuable evidence that could help you may disappear if you wait too long to speak with a lawyer.
We can take action swiftly after you hire us to preserve evidence like camera footage, the state of a car’s damage, and many other things. Our team can interview witnesses while their memories are fresh. Put simply, the longer you wait, the harder it will be for you to win.
Which Injury Cases do You Take?
Any case where someone else injured you could qualify. Examples of cases our team takes include:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective medical devices and drugs
- Construction accidents, including crane, forklift, and scaffold cases
- Wrongful death
To see a full list of what cases we take, visit our practice areas page.
How We Will Help You Win
Insurance companies have armies of lawyers to protect them. You also deserve legal protection. Our team will handle every facet of your case to give you the best chance possible of a fair settlement or jury award. Some of the tasks we’ll do for you include:
- Listen to your full testimony
- Gather evidence of your accident and your damages
- Assess your case’s value
- Build a strong claim for why you deserve compensation
- Negotiate a settlement with insurers
- File a lawsuit if they do not come to a good agreement
- Handle all paperwork and communication with third parties
- Argue your case in court
- Keep you informed of your case’s progress and give you advice to protect yourself
We know how complicated and scary it can be to cope with injuries and deal with getting compensation. Our personal injury lawyers in the Bronx are ready to help with just one phone call.
Is Hiring a Lawyer Expensive?
Morelli Law works on a contingency fee system. This means that we can only get paid if you win and we only get paid through your compensation. If we are successful in your case, we will take a percentage of what you win.
Before that happens, you will owe us nothing for our services, including our consultation. Anyone could get injured, so anyone of any income or means should have access to legal representation. It also pushes us to get you as much compensation as your case allows. The more you win, the more we earn.
Should we lose your case completely after we accept it, you will owe us nothing for our services. Consultations help us evaluate cases to reduce the risk of this happening, and it also gives potential clients a chance to get to know us and feel comfortable with our approach to personal injury law before hiring us.
Contact Morelli Law to Personal Injury Representation in the Bronx
If you have been hurt and live in the Bronx, it’s time to call Morelli Law for a free consultation about what happened. You may be owed significant compensation, especially if you’ve been severely injured. To schedule a free no-obligation consultation, call us or email our firm through our contact form. We look forward to helping you with your case.