New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyer – Understanding Your Rights!

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and want to know your rights, please do not hesitate to call me, Corey Morano, Esq. for a free consultation at 201-598-5019 or email me right away! Slip and fall, in New Jersey tort law, is a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort, and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip. Property owners generally have two basic defenses to Public liability slip and...

New Jersey Construction Lien – Arbitration Guidlines

Are you a Contractor or Supplier considering a construction lien against someone who hasn’t paid? Please call me, Corey P. Morano at The Morano Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation today at 201-598-5019! The American Arbitration Association is the leading authority on alternative dispute resolution. Below is  brief overview of the New Jersey Construction Lien Arbitration Guidelines. AAA New Jersey Residential Construction Lien Arbitration Rules Rules Amended and Effective March 1, 2012  Introduction New Jersey P.L. 2010, c.119, the “Construction Residential Lien Law” (revision of N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-1, et seq.) provides a statutory scheme for private contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers...

Workers Compensation Medicare Set-aside Arrangements (WCMSAs)

Workers’ Compensation law is highly specialized. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job contact me for a free consultation. Please do not hesitate call me at 201-598-5019 or email me at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com.All parties in a Workers’ Compensation (WC) case have significant responsibilities under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) laws to protect Medicare’s interests when resolving WC cases that include future medical expenses. The recommended method to protect Medicare’s interests is a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Arrangement (WCMSA), which allocates a portion of the WC settlement for future medical expenses. The amount of the set aside is determined on a case-by-case...

New Jersey Assault Charges – Understanding the Difference Between Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault

Have you or someone you know been arrested or charged with an assault?  For a free consultation please do not hesitate to call me at 201-598-5019 or email me at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com. An assault charge always has the potential to be serious. Often, it comes down to how seriously injured the victim is, and the manner in which they are injured.  A simple assault charge can often be dealt with at the municipal court level as a disorderly person’s offense. An aggravated assault charge, is generally dealt with at the superior court level and can be a 4th, 3rd or 2nd...

Understanding Your New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation law is highly specialized. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job contact me for a free consultation. Please do not hesitate to call me at 201-598-5019 or email me at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com. Understanding and getting the most out of your workers’ compensation benefits is extremely important. Below is a detailed account of the different type of workers compensation benefits including: Medical Benefits, temporary total disability benefits, permanent partial benefits, permanent total benefits and death benefits. Medical Benefits All necessary and reasonable medical treatment, prescriptions and hospitalization services related to the work injury are paid...

Understanding DUI Penalties – Hiring a Lawyer for Your Drunk Driving Case

Have you or someone you know been arrested or charged with a DUI?  Please do not hesitate to call me at 201-598-5019 or email me directly at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com for a free consultation. In New Jersey, a person is guilty of drunk driving if he/she operates a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater. BAC refers to the amount of alcohol in your blood. Although the law refers to a 0.08 percent BAC, you can be convicted of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor even when your BAC is below 0.08 percent. Consuming...

What Is New Jersey Superior Court’s Special Civil Part? (Understanding Special Civil, Landlord/Tenant and Small Claims Court)

If you are being sued in special civil court or are considering pursuing an action against another party in special civil court, please do not hesitate to call me at 201-598-5019 or email me directly at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com for a free consultation. Special Civil is one of three sections of the Superior Court’s Special Civil Part. The other two sections are Landlord/Tenant and Small Claims. Special Civil is limited to cases in which the demand is $15,000 or less. If you believe you are entitled to recover more than $15,000, your case should be filed in the Law Division of the...

I’ve Been Indicted in New Jersey Criminal Court… What is an Indictment?

  Have  you or someone you know been arrested or charged with a crime?  Please do not hesitate to call me at 201-598-5019 or email me directly at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com for a free consultation. In New Jersey law, an indictment is a is a formal accusation that a person has committed a criminal offense. It is officially drawn up by a prosecuting attorney and found and presented by a grand jury. The substance of an indictment is usually the same, regardless of the jurisdiction: it consists of a short and plain statement of the time, place and manner in which the...

I Was Injured on the Job, What are My New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Rights?

If you have been injured on the job and want to know your rights, please do not hesitate to call me at 201-598-5019 or email me directly at newjerseylawyernow@gmail.com for a free consultation. In New Jersey, if you have been injured while working, you are entitled to Worker’s Compensation rights and benefits. Workers’ Compensation is determined by a statute which sets out a method of providing benefits to an employee (of the employee’s dependent) who suffers a personal injury or death by accident or occupational disease while working.  This creates two categories for an injury which occurred on a job....

How Do I Get My Record Expunged in New Jersey?

What is an expungement and how can I get one? An expungement or an “expungement of record” is the “Process by which record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state of Federal repository.” While expungement deals with an underlying criminal record, it is a civil action in which the subject is the petitioner or plaintiff asking a court to declare that the records be expunged. New Jersey statutes allow expungement of conviction of many indictable offenses, disorderly offenses offenses, municipal ordinances, and juvenile adjudications. The statutes disallow expungement for convictions if the applicant has been convicted of...