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

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Published WorksOriginally Published in The Barrister October 2009
Two hundred years after the birth of Abraham Lincoln, he remains one of the mythical figures in American history. Lincoln remains the most famous lawyer who ever practiced in the country, someone for all lawyers to emulate. Read Article >

Why Does My Case Take So Long to Get to Trial?
This is a frequent question raised by clients. The answer is usually related to a number of factors, many of which are not in the control of the lawyers involved. First, the courts have the absolute right to manage and set the cases which come before them.
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Where is the Fraud?
Insurance companies who do business in the State of New Jersey are very active in promoting the fact that New Jersey's rates are the highest in the nation and that the system is ripe with fraud. They allege the fact that lawyers and doctors have ruined the system. These two cases are only small examples of the internal fraud that goes on in insurance companies. Read Article >

The Emotional Toll Of Being in a Car Accident
After being involved in an accident, things change drastically. In addition to the physical pain that you are feeling, your life has just been turned upon its head. From the immediate problem of how to get from the scene (assuming that you are not leaving in an ambulance) to where do I get my car fixed and how do I go about doing it all take an emotional toll on you. Read Article >

The Court System in This Country
In New Jersey, the court system is divided into two types of courts, state courts and federal courts. Each state has the authority to create the different courts under its own system. New Jersey Courts are made up of three levels of courts: the Superior Court (Law & Chancery), the Superior Court Appellate Division, and the Supreme Court. Read Article >

10 Things You Should Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Claim
All potential clients should be aware of the following information about personal injury law before they go to file their claim. There are a variety of issues which you may be unfamiliar with.
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How Long Will it Take to Settle My Injury Claim?
The length of time it takes for an injured person to settle their claim can vary greatly depending on the circumstances. Every case is different, and there are countless factors which could affect the length of each lawsuit, such as; the number of parties' involved, the nature of the injury, or the insurance coverage available.
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Contingency Fees for Personal Injury Lawyers Explained
The length of time it takes for an injured person to settle their claim can vary greatly depending on the circumstances. Every case is different, and there are countless factors which could affect the length of each lawsuit, such as; the number of parties' involved, the nature of the injury, or the insurance coverage available.
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Top 5 Arguments Defense Lawyers Use in Injury Cases
Defense lawyers for injury cases have certain arguments they commonly use against plaintiffs. Before you file your case, it's important to know what they will most likely say to avoid having their clients be found liable for your injury.
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Who Will Pay for My Medical Treatment During my Case?
When you get hurt and are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you will likely still be receiving treatment while your case is ongoing. Prior to having the other party found as being "at-fault" for your injuries, hospitals and doctors nonetheless are going to want to get paid. How exactly do you get your treatment paid for?
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A Guide to Personal Injury Protection Benefits
New Jersey is a no fault state. That means that if you are involved in an automobile accident, your own automobile insurance company will pay for your medical bills. If you did not own an automobile on the day of the accident, you would first look to the policies of anyone with whom you reside and who you are related to by blood or marriage. This is called being a "resident relative."
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Criminal Ramifications of Automobile Accidents
When you get into an automobile accident, there can be legal ramifications which can lead to both civil and criminal liability. Liability is one of the most important legal terms, as it refers to ownership of one's actions or failure to act in the face of their legal responsibilities. Criminal liability typically refers to charges made from the state directly against the driver, such as a drunk driver who is issued a DUI and then has to face that charge through the court system.
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How to Handle a Defense Medical Examination
Remember that this is an exam for the purpose of stating that you are not injured, or that if you have a condition that it is not related to your accident. If this doctor is friendly beware. Most times, these doctors are not friendly because they know who is paying their bill and they want to please the insurance company. They have a built in bias and will do whatever they can to defeat your claim. This doctor is an advocate for the insurance company.
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I Hit Another Driver and I am at Fault, What Should I do?
In any driver's history on the road, no one can conclusively say that they have never made a mistake. Mistakes happen, as we are all human beings prone to occasional lapses here and there. But, if you get into a car accident with another driver due to an admitted error that you made, what should you do?
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How Much Insurance Should I Have?
The insurance laws provide that the owner of an automobile has a choice of three different types of policies in New Jersey. A "standard" policy includes the minimum liability required under New Jersey law, uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits and PIP coverage required under New Jersey law.
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What is "No-Fault" in New Jersey?
The State of New Jersey adopted the No-Fault Act in 1972. The Act provided that every automobile insurance policy contain a provision to pay for medical expenses regardless of who was at fault in the accident.
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How NJ's Auto-Claim Laws Differ From Other States
All fifty states have laws in place which deal with compensation for injuries from auto-accidents, and each state's laws are different from the other. New Jersey is one of only two states in the nation to use the Personal Injury Protection system, or PIP, which guides the handling of auto-claims in the State.
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Re-Freeze of "Black Ice" Slip & Fall Injuries
Commercial establishment have a heavy duty to make sure their property is safe for patrons. When the weather turns bad and snow and ice falls, a business must take reasonable steps to make sure that their property is free from hazards when they open for business. Most businesses hire snow removal companies to perform the tasks for them or clear their property themselves.
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A Family Member Has Been Injured in an Auto Accident
If a family member were to be unfortunately injured in a car accident, the effects of their injury can be expressed legally in several different ways. They could potentially make a claim on the basis of several reasons, including lost wages, lost earning capacity, the cost of medical expenses, and even punitive damages.
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