If you or a loved one has been injured, it can be a difficult and traumatic situation for all those affected. Everyone has trouble navigating the litany of legal, employment and insurance issues that may arise from such an unexpected incident. And unfortunately, the State of New Jersey has some of the most restrictive laws in regard to how auto-insurance companies are able to deny coverage and care to those who are in legitimate need, adding to the burden. That is why, with today’s complicated legal world, it is important to have an attorney fighting for you.
For over 30 years, as a fixture in the community, The Law Offices of John Morelli has been serving the residents of Voorhees Township. Located near the Voorhees Town Center off of Burnt Mill Road, we are one of South Jersey’s leading personal injury law firms.
Across the internet, the firm has received excellent reviews from clients in various platforms. John Morelli currently holds a perfect “10.0” rating on Avvo, and was named a 2012 Client’s Choice Attorney. In addition, you can see other ratings and reviews from real clients on Yelp!, the Yellow Pages, and NJBusinessFinder by going to our “Results and Reviews” section.
For clients from Voorhees, 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.
American personal injury law is based upon the basic idea that if a person or business is careless or negligent in causing an injury or other damages, the careless person or business entity is responsible for the damages and injuries caused. It is this fundamental concept that is at the heart of all personal injury law whether it is an auto accident case, a slip and fall case, a medical malpractice case or product liability action.
COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES
The purpose of personal injury litigation is to compensate a person for what that person has lost. As the law recognizes that an injured victim has suffered an injury because of the negligence of another, the person physically cannot be made the same person as he or she was before the injury.
The only way to compensate a person for their loss is try to arrive at a monetary figure that, as best as possible, compensates the injured victim for the losses suffered. The purpose of compensation is not to make a person rich, but simply to compensate an injured victim for the loss suffered. As the purpose is to compensate that particular injured victim for his or her loss, no two injuries are exactly alike. The impact an injury has had on each individual person will vary with that particular person. Thus, in properly evaluating a claim, it is important to know the nature and extent that the injury has affected the particular injured victim.
In considering what a person’s loss is as a result of an injury and thus what the reasonable compensation would be, the law considers many factors. Among the damages often considered are:
a) Past hospital, medical, chiropractic, prescriptions and other out-of-pocket expenses;
b) Past wage or earnings loss;
c) Past pain and suffering;
d) Future hospital, medical, chiropractic, prescriptions and other out-of-pocket expenses;
e) Future loss of earning capacity; and
f) Future pain and suffering.
What sets us apart from other New Jersey personal injury firms is that we intentionally limit the number of cases we accept, so that every client receives the personal and proper attention he or she deserves.
With a dedicated, finely-tuned team that has worked together for over 25 years, we do not merely handle cases – we represent real people with real problems on an individual basis.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligence of another and need assistance, contact the Law Offices of John Morelli today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
Personal injury lawyers can help ensure that their clients receive the maximum amount of damages recoverable by law. Some of the items for which injured parties are legally entitled to compensation include past and future lost wages; past and future medical expenses; damages for both physical and emotional pain and suffering, again both past and present; and damages for disfigurement.
Sometimes, a close family member of the injured person, such as his or her spouse, may also be entitled to damages, often referred to "loss of consortium damages," which are intended to compensate the loved one for the loss of the injured party's services and companionship.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
If you’ve just been in an accident, unfortunately one of the biggest struggles you may yet face is to simply receive the proper care needed. As crazy as it seems, New Jersey has a system where those who are injured in car accidents as a result of another’s negligence must go through Auto-Insurance to pay for their care. Auto-insurance companies, whose main role was previously in repairing broken windshields and crushed bumpers now has the responsibility of fixing people; reviewing spinal cords, herniated discs and all the intricacies that come with caring for the human body. This has created the unfortunate current system, where insurance companies retain their own doctors who will deny any form of injury as being a result of auto accidents. They won’t blink an eye in going against the diagnosis of a skilled surgeon or specialist to claim preexisting damages as the true fulcrum of pain, which we have seen time and time again, no matter how obvious the injury may appear in tests. A medical opinion is just that, an opinion, and auto-insurance companies pay for these “acceptable” opinions every day, which are designed to undermine your claims for injury. An experienced personal injury attorney who has had success in this system will know how to fight the insurance companies and make sure you’re not getting lost in the shuffle. Without a skilled attorney, it is unlikely you will simply get the care you need approved by auto-insurance.
At the Law Offices of John Morelli, we have extensive experience in all types of motor vehicle accidents, promptly and thoroughly investigating each case. Issues of fault, however, can be complicated by who acted when and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you may have to prove that the driver breached a duty of care to you and that the breach caused your damages. The assistance of an attorney can be immensely valuable at this time, whether you are battling an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries or defending yourself in court.
Located right outside of Philadelphia, Voorhees is a growing suburb famous for its Virtua Hospital, affiliation with the Philadelphia Flyers and top-ranked school system. And for the last thirty years, John Morelli has practiced law out of Voorhees. He was appointed Voorhees Municipal Court Judge, serving from 1997-2002, and has been active in the community, coaching roller hockey, baseball, and soccer in the VSA (Voorhees Soccer Association). Personally, Mr. Morelli has raised his family and resided in the township since 1987.
Despite the rapid deterioration of the rights of injured automobile drivers in the state at the hands of insurance companies, Mr. Morelli has continued fighting for his clients to help them get the care that is needed. Sometimes, an experienced attorney is all that stands in the way between you and the auto insurance carriers, who aggressively deny legitimate injury claims every day.
The firm provides legal representation in all areas of personal injury litigation, employment matters, corporate formations, business sales, commercial litigation, defense of civil litigation, municipal liability defense, civil rights litigation and commercial real estate transactions. The Law Offices of John Morelli has represented thousands of individuals who have been harmed by the conduct of others as well as large and international corporations. John Morelli has appeared in every county in the State of New Jersey as well as in courts in eastern Pennsylvania and California.
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. Alternatively, you can easily and quickly submit a case online by filling out our secure online submission form.
The Law Offices of John Morelli
203 West Somerdale Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043.