Civil Matters Law

Civil Matters Lawyers in Morris County NJ

As a General Practice Law firm, the attorneys at Chiarolanza, DeAngelis and DiGiacomo handle a wide variety of civil matters in Morris County New Jersey and surrounding counties and are experienced civil trial attorneys. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil litigation including personal injury, resulting from auto accidents and slip and fall; premises liability; Consumer Fraud Violations. 

Personal Injury – In the state of NJ the statute of limitations gives a person two years to file a lawsuit against the person or company which is responsible for the harm. After this time period, the court system is unlikely to hear your case, however, there are some exemptions that apply and allow the person to extend the deadline. The New Jersey statute of limitations for personal injury cases can be found at New Jersey Revised Statutes section 2A:14-2.  

Auto Accidents – In the event that a negligent driver has caused an accident where you or a loved one has been injured, you should speak with an attorney right away to learn about your legal rights and options. Filing a PIP (personal injury protection) claim as well as a claim against the driver may be the right move. Compensation for a car accident could include payment of medical expenses, pain and suffering, wrongful death damages, loss of consortium, punitive damages and lost wages. 

Slip and Fall Accidents or Premises Liability – Property owners often fail to inspect their premises, warn visitors of dangerous areas, or fix hazardous conditions. Their negligence can cause a visitor to suffer a serious slip and fall accident. If you were in New Jersey and have suffered any injury in a slip and fall accident, you may have the right to bring a premises liability claim. You may be able to recover compensation from the company or person that owns the property where the accident took place. This compensation can cover several things such as lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering to name a few. 

Consumer Fraud Violations – When an unsuspecting consumer has been taken advantage of, exploited, or deceived by a product or service provider, this is considered an act of consumer fraud. Some common types of consumer fraud are credit card fraud, contractor fraud, identity theft, insurance fraud, mortgage foreclosure scams and more. 

While many states have enacted consumer fraud or unfair trade practices laws, the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act is known to provide some of the strongest fraud protections anywhere in the United States. The three main objectives of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act are to compensate the victim, punish the seller and award damages, and attract legal counsel by providing an incentive to take a case with a minor loss to the individual. 

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