Personal Injury

Morristown Personal Injury Attorney

Fighting to Secure Just Compensation for Accident Victims

Suffering an unexpected injury can be a trying affair. You may find yourself facing a long stint away from work, ongoing physical therapy, expensive medical bills, and/or many other hurdles and challenges.

At the Law Office of Joseph S. Scura, we believe that no one should be forced to endure such hardship, especially when their accident was caused by the negligence of another party. Our Morristown personal injury lawyers fight for the rights of those who have been wrongfully injured at no fault of their own. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries as the result of a car crash, slip and fall, dog bite, or another careless or reckless action perpetrated by another party, we will do what it takes to help you obtain fair compensation that will cover your accident-related expenses and other related losses.

To learn more about how the Law Office of Joseph S. Scura can assist with your personal injury claim in New Jersey, call (973) 832-0841 now!

What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims are a type of civil litigation procedure initiated when an individual is injured due to the reckless or careless behavior of someone else. The injured party is known as the “plaintiff” and the person or entity liable for the accident is called the “defendant.”

Negligence is the main focus of any personal injury claim. To have a valid claim or lawsuit, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant’s actions (or lack thereof) were negligent, and that the plaintiff would not have been hurt otherwise.

For example, if a surgeon is performing an operation on a patient and leaves a medical instrument inside their body after it’s finished, it is likely the doctor would be found negligent for allowing such a careless mistake to take place. However, if a surgeon performs an operation correctly but the patient still suffers from complications they were warned about before undergoing the procedure, they likely cannot bring a lawsuit against the doctor. This is because the surgeon was not negligent, having performed the surgery correctly, and warned the patient about potential problems beforehand—the patient knew the risks and consented to the surgery anyway.

Personal Injury Claims We Handle

Our firm is equipped to handle all manner of claims involving one or more plaintiffs whose injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Law Office of Joseph S. Scura can take personal injury cases of all kinds, including those involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Animal attacks
  • Premises liability
  • Workplace accidents
  • Wrongful death

More specifically, common personal injury claims might involve situations such as a car crash caused by a drunk driver, an injury from using a defective product, a dog bite that resulted because the owner neglected to use a leash, or a biker crashing their motorcycle due to a poorly maintained road. Though such accidents may not seem to have much in common, these examples were all caused by negligence (a motorist getting behind the wheel after having too many drinks, a company not testing their product thoroughly enough, etc.). In such cases, you have a legal right to seek justice against such at-fault parties.

New Jersey Injury Statistics

In the state of New Jersey in 2017, unintentional injuries were the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 49 years old and the third leading cause of death among all ages combined. Unintentional injury has the lowest average age among the ten leading causes of death in the state at 50.7, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in both New Jersey and in the United States. Every year, there are more than 270,000 traffic accidents in the state and over one-fifth of all crashes result in injuries.

In every year since 1998 that the data has been available, pedestrian fatalities in Morristown have far exceeded the state average.

The fact that unintentional injuries like those we see in most personal injury claims are, for the most part, preventable is why we fight hard for those who have suffered harm at no fault of their own.

We Will Fight for Your Right to Just Compensation

When you have been in an accident such as a motor vehicle collision, often the at-fault party’s insurance company will offer you a settlement to cover damages. Unless your injuries, property damages, and other losses were very minor, such a settlement probably won’t cover all your accident-related expenses. Serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, broken bones, spinal cord damage, internal injuries, and others can be expensive to treat—especially if the injury is permanent and requires ongoing care. These costs add up if you are forced to take time off work, must repair or replace your car, and endure other financial losses.

At the Law Office of Joseph S. Scura, our experienced personal injury attorney understands how to calculate how much compensation you need to cover all losses related to your accident—past and future. Our firm is also equipped to conduct an investigation, collect and preserve evidence, and compose effective strategies that will build a claim strong enough to hold up in court. We will use our creativity and skill to effectively argue for your right to just compensation.

Contact our firm online or call (973) 832-0841 any time to set up your free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Why Choose Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura?

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At Law Offices of Joseph S. Scura, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I recommend him and would use him again"
    I was in a super stressful situation in which a driver was claiming I caused damaged to their vehicle while driving amongst other things..Mr Scura answered my initial phone call at 7pm at night, and was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He handled everything professionally, and in a timely manner always responding to all of my questions and obtained a very fair and optimal outcome in my case. I’d like to also mention he took all of the stress out of the situation for me at a time in my life that was immensely stressful! I recommend him and would use him again ( but hopefully don’t have to)
    A Franks
    "I highly recommended Attorney Joseph S. Scura"
    I hired Joseph S. Scura for my criminal case in Superior Court. Joseph was able to downgrade this case to municipal court and at the end have the matter dismissed. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Joseph was very supportive and never disappointing from the very start. I was able to reach out to him any time by text message or phone call with timely responses. His suggestions were very positive and genuine. I highly recommended Attorney Joseph S. Scura and his team for any criminal case.
    Pieter W.
    "Joe Is An Excellent Attorney"
    Joe is an excellent attorney whose phenomenal research and analytical skills, and ability to anticipate the opposing party's next move help him and his client choose the best strategy for each aspect of the case. He helped me settle a case in my favor.
    Vera
    "Patient and Respectful"
    My dog and I were in serious trouble, and Joe Scura negotiated the best possible solution for both of us. He remained patient and respectful with me during what turned out to be a lengthy ordeal, but it ended well.
    Katherine
    "Extremely knowledgeable Professional"
    I couldn't recommend Joe Scura and his team more highly. Five stars is not enough. An extremely knowledgeable professional who follows up promptly and maintains contact. He patiently guided me through the legal system and worked tirelessly to turn a potentially serious situation into a dismissal without trial. I hope that there will never be another situation where I would need an attorney, but if so, I would call upon Joe's services without hesitation.
    William
    "Total Professionalism"
    Mr. Scura handled my court case in Hunterdon County recently with total professionalism. He made a very difficult situation for me less emotional and was able to help me reduce the charges and reach a settlement without further court appearances.
    Syndi
    "Highly Intelligent and Quick Witted"
    Joe Scura is an outstanding lawyer. He's highly intelligent and quick witted. We won our case by Joe getting it dismissed. I'd hire him again in a second. I'd highly recommend his services to anyone in need.
    Kenneth
    "Highly Recommend to Anyone"
    He went above, and beyond to make sure all my needs were met. He truly cares about his clients and works hard to do what’s best for them. I would highly recommend to anyone who is ever in need of a lawyer.
    Anon

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