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Law Offices of John Morelli
A Personal Injury Firm Serving All Of South Jersey

Providing The Desired Outcome For Our Clients

Across the web, the firm has won rave reviews from clients. Attorney John Morelli currently holds a perfect "10.0" rating on Avvo, based on the testimonials of other lawyers and his excellent record. In 2012, Avvo named Mr. Morelli a "Client's Choice" for personal injury representation. We have included other real-life testimonials from around the web, which you can see for yourself on these various sites, such as Avvo and NJBusinessFinder. Our firm has always worked as hard as possible to get results for our clients.

While our focus is on the individual client, representing real people with real problems, compensation is just one part of this process. Here are some examples:

  1. A 17-year-old boy was injured while operating a piece of dangerous machinery. The skin was ripped off of his hand while he was working the machine. He went to an attorney, who held onto the case for two years. One week before the two-year limitation period was to expire, that attorney told him that there was nothing that could be done with regard to a recovery. The attorney terminated his services and left the young man with nowhere to go. This young man contacted John Morelli, who immediately saw the potential in the case that the other attorney had failed to realize. In New Jersey, a minor who is working around dangerous machinery is not limited to the traditional workers' compensation recovery. Only an attorney with John Morelli's experience and knowledge could have realized this. He was able to turn a matter that another attorney had rejected into a very substantial recovery for this young man.

  2. A young mother of two was driving to the supermarket one day when a vehicle made a left turn in front of her at an intersection. She swerved to avoid the collision but her car hit the curb, flipping it over and landing on its roof. The crash fractured the young woman's neck, making her a quadriplegic. The person who made the left turn in front of this young mother only had the basic minimal insurance policy in the state of New Jersey. That policy wouldn't even begin to cover the pain and suffering that this young family was forced to endure for the rest of their lives. Originally, her family brought the case to one of the largest personal injury law firms in southern New Jersey. That firm examined the case and decided that there was no other avenue of recovery that could be had. The large law firm then terminated their representation of this young woman. The young woman then brought the matter to another well-known personal injury law firm in southern New Jersey. The matter was handled by a senior partner at that law firm, who again could find no way to recover against any other entity for this accident. The senior partner in that firm referred the matter to John Morelli, who then undertook an engineering investigation of the roadway itself and, in particular, the curb that this young woman struck. That investigation revealed that the curb was 3 inches higher than standards called for. The investigation also revealed that the curb was installed by someone in the public works department who "borrowed" curb forms from a friend of his at a construction company in order to pour the curbs without any idea of how to do so. The engineer was able to conclude that the curb caused a barrier to the car's travel, causing it to flip over on its roof. Because of the defective curb, the woman was able to recover a substantial sum against the municipality.

  3. Young Jane was two years old when she went with her mother and grandmother to pick up the cake for her birthday. As her mother entered a major highway, she was traveling too fast in a rain storm, causing her vehicle to spin and slide into the highway in front of a large dump truck. The dump truck struck the vehicle, ejecting young Jane from the vehicle and subjecting her grandmother to very serious injuries. There were eyewitnesses at the scene who concluded that it was Jane's mother's fault for spinning out on the ramp directly in front of the dump truck. The state police conducted an extensive investigation and came to the same conclusion, that the truck driver was not at fault. When John Morelli investigated the accident along with an accident reconstruction specialist, he commissioned a video animation of how the accident happened. He conducted extensive discovery including depositions of the truck driver and his driving history. That discovery revealed that this driver was operating an overloaded vehicle and was late for his scheduled drop off. Not only was he late, but he also was traveling over the speed limit in the rain. All of these factors, combined with the mother's vehicle spinning out of control, caused the accident. However, if the driver was traveling at an appropriate speed for the conditions, he could have avoided the mother's vehicle and the accident would have been avoided. These facts were demonstrated in the animation that was provided, resulting in a substantial recovery for the young mother.

  4. Sue was a newly married woman whose husband wanted to take her for a ride on his new ATV vehicle. Unfortunately, her husband had been drinking that afternoon and was traveling very fast along a dirt road. While this road was a rural road and not paved, it was a public road where vehicles traveled. As the ATV came around the corner, there was a van traveling in the opposite direction which struck it. Sue was thrown from the ATV and suffered very significant injuries. It turned out that the van which had struck the ATV was uninsured. It also turned out that the husband had not purchased any insurance on the ATV. There appeared to be no ability to recover for Sue's life-altering injuries. John Morelli was able to determine that Sue's mother-in-law also used the home as her primary residence. Sue's mother-in-law was a responsible person who maintained automobile insurance, including uninsured motorist coverage. As a resident relative of her mother-in-law, John Morelli was able to get her access to that uninsured motorist coverage. This was a recovery that could only be had by knowing the complex rules for uninsured motorist coverage.

    John was a man who was in his late twenties when his car was struck in the rear by a dump truck while he was stopped at a red traffic signal. The dump truck driver did not even realize that he had struck John and pushed his vehicle forward until another motorist signaled the dump truck driver to stop. John's injuries appeared to be not serious and he did not seek extensive medical attention. He was offered a settlement by the insurance company which appeared to be reasonable. He discussed that settlement with John Morelli, who asked John questions about his current medical situation. John was having pain radiating down his legs and into his feet. John Morelli's experience in handling complex medical claims made him recommend John to not accept the settlement, but seek a second opinion from a qualified orthopedic surgeon as well as a neurologist. When John did so, he discovered that he had a significant lower back injury, one that required surgery with internal screws and plates to hold the spine in place. The ultimate result in the case was a recovery over 20 times higher than the initial offer made by the insurance company.

Other examples of cases handled by our firm are as follows:

• A 5-year-old child was ejected from an uninsured at-fault vehicle. John Morelli was able to establish liability on a truck driver and achieve a $1.6 million recovery for facial and shoulder fractures.

• A 26-year-old woman with a fractured hip from a truck collision received help from John Morelli, resulting in a $600,000 recovery.

• A 39-year-old woman was hit by a driver with limited insurance and had her car thrown into the curb, resulting in a fractured spine. She was awarded $3 million recovery against municipality that installed curb.

• A driver was rear-ended by a dump truck, resulting in lumbar spinal fusion. $500,000 in recovery was awarded to the injured driver.

• A 39-year-old woman, who fell down stairs due to defective stair tread, needed knee replacement. She won $650,000 in recovery.

• A 56-year-old woman who was involved in an automobile accident and suffered a severe concussion was awarded $750,000 in recovery.

• A 30-year-old woman was involved in an automobile accident and suffered a torn abdominal muscle. She received a $400,000 recovery.

• A 9-year-old girl was bitten by a dog. $2,000,000 was awarded in recovery.

These are only some of the results achieved over the years. Each case varies according to its individual facts.

Law Offices of John Morelli has its office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. To learn more about the results we achieve for our clients, contact our firm by calling 856-528-3205.

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