If you were injured because of another party’s negligence, our legal team at Morelli Law Firm wants to review your case. If the accident took place in North Bergen, New Jersey, a personal injury lawyer from our team can help you pursue a payout for the damages you suffered.
Our law firm helps people hold negligent parties accountable for the wrongs they’ve caused. Our offer to review the case is free of charge and there is no obligation, so you have nothing to lose and can learn more about what legal options are available. Should you decide to work with us, we offer several services to help build your case.
We Can Help Fight to Recover Your Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Our team can investigate your accident in North Bergen and build a case that supports your statements about the injuries and damages you suffered. As we obtain more evidence about these damages, we can calculate their value and list them when filing a claim or lawsuit.
Below are some factors we may consider when pursuing compensation for your damages.
Pursuing Compensation Through an Insurance Claim
Securing damages through an insurance claim based on the at-fault party’s liability insurance policy may be possible in some cases. Depending on how the accident occurred, this could include:
- Auto liability coverage
- Homeowner’s coverage
- Business liability coverage
- Umbrella policy coverage
Our team can review any relevant insurance policies to see if pursuing an insurance claim is a viable option for you. If necessary, we may suggest preparing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party or parties to fight for compensation, in which case, we can explain which compensable damages you may be able to claim.
As we build your case, our team will want to document your physical injuries, economic expenses and losses, and pain and suffering to put a fair value on your damages. This can give us a guideline to know what a just settlement may look like, and thus allow us to go to court with evidence to support the claim.
You may be entitled to compensation for current and future losses related to your:
- Medical treatment and care
- Ongoing support, medical devices, and medication
- Time away from work and reduced earning ability if you cannot go back to work
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life
Our team may also be able to build a case for wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one in an accident caused by negligence. Wrongful death damages may include funeral expenses, loss of consortium, loss of financial support, and other emotional losses.
Our team understands the difficulty with handling legal matters while grieving, so we can manage the case for you while you take time to recover.
We Offer Case Management Services so You Can Focus on Recovery
At Morelli Law Firm, we provide case management services to each client we work with, as it allows us to give each case the attention to detail it needs while also giving clients the space they need to recover privately.
If you decide to work with our legal team, we offer to do the following to help put your personal injury case together:
- Conduct a separate investigation into your case to identify the liable party or parties, the cause of the accident, and evidence that can support your arguments against the defendant(s)
- Coordinate communications with interested parties, such as insurance companies or legal attorneys, which allows your case to remain protected while also putting other motions in action
- Handle administrative tasks to prepare you case, such as paperwork
- Attend court hearings and/or negotiation meetings on your behalf and fight for compensation on your behalf
- Answer any questions you have throughout the litigation process and provide advice when you face decisions in your case, such as on whether to accept a settlement offer
If you would like to learn more about our legal services, we offer free initial consultations. During this discussion, one of our team members will also discuss our fee agreement system, which is based on a contingency fee. Our team does not charge attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation for you, and we discuss the percentage we take before we begin working on your case.
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Personal Injury Cases in New Jersey Have Statutory Deadlines
As mentioned, another option to pursue compensation includes filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, should you decide to go this legal route, you must do so within the legal filing period, as mandated by New Jersey’s state legislature.
According to NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2, you generally have two years from the date you were injured to file a lawsuit against the party who caused your injury. If you are filing on behalf of a deceased loved one, then NJ Rev Stat §2A:31-3 states you must file the wrongful death lawsuit within two years of your loved one’s death.
You should consider filing as soon as possible because:
- Evidence you might need to support the case may be unavailable after a certain amount of time.
- If you miss the case’s filing deadline, it could get dismissed, meaning you would have to pay for the damages out of pocket.
- Filing late also gives grounds for the opposing party to contest the lawsuit and have it dismissed.
Our team can help you prepare the case so that it meets its legal requirements and can be submitted on time.
We Can Help You Build an Argument as to How the Other Party Was Negligent
All personal injury cases require the plaintiff to prove negligence and liability. The type of evidence necessary to do so depends on how you sustained injuries, the available proof, and other factors.
To prove negligence, as defined by the Legal Information Institute (LII), you may need to gather evidence to prove:
- The other party had a duty to do something or not do something to keep you safe.
- They failed to do or not do the aforementioned action.
- That failure led to your accident.
- You sustained physical and financial harm as a result.
Our team can help you retrieve evidence to support these arguments.
When Multiple Liable Parties Exist
In some straightforward cases, proving negligence may be enough to hold the at-fault party or company liable and recover a payout. However, in some cases, another party may be vicariously liable, or there are other hurdles you must clear before taking legal action.
For example, a trucking company may be vicariously liable if their driver caused an accident by acting negligently behind the wheel while working. Negligent driving may include being distracted by eating and drinking, texting, or messing with the stereo, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
While these cases may be more complex, our team knows what it takes to prove negligence in a personal injury case in New Jersey. We will investigate the incident and gather evidence to help prove your claim or lawsuit if necessary.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in New Jersey
There are many ways negligence may lead to injuries, so a lawyer can review your case to determine if they can help. Our team at Morelli Law Firm handles the following types of personal injury cases:
- Truck and auto accidents
- Slip and falls or trip and falls
- Pool accidents
- Boating accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Railroad disasters
- Defective drugs and medical devices
- Wrongful death
We also accept cases that may involve complex claims, such as those against the State of New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG), if your injuries occurred as a result of a state agency or on state property. This may be the case in railroad or bus accident cases, or after a fall at a public park or a government building.
In addition, our team handles cases that involve:
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Mass torts and consumer class action
Speak to an Attorney at Morelli Law Firm Today
Consider reaching out to the team from Morelli Law Firm as soon as you can following your injury accident if you are interested in filing a claim. You can discuss your case with our team during a free initial consultation. Call us to learn more.