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  • What Is The Difference Between Auto Insurance Policies?

    Before buying or renewing your auto insurance policy, it’s important to consider a variety of factors, including whether or not your health insurance plan covers injuries sustained in auto accidents, the kind of coverage you may need, and how much you can afford to pay. The majority of drivers in New Jersey choose the Standard Auto Insurance Policy which provides a variety of coverage options, as ...
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  • "Pokemon Go" Raises Distracted Driving Concerns

    Amidst the Pokemon Go phenomenon that is sweeping the nation, many safety advocates have voiced concerns over driver and pedestrian distraction. Almost as fast as Pokemon Go permeated the cultural landscape did safety officials begin issuing warnings citing safety concerns. The free application is available to anyone with a smart phone. To succeed at the game, players travel around their city ...
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  • Pacific Cycle Strollers Recalled Over Front Wheel Defect

    Pacific Cycle has recalled approximately 217,600 Instep and Schwinn swivel wheel jogging strollers following reports that the front wheel is at risk of becoming loose and detaching from the stroller during use. The company issued the recall following 132 reports of front wheel failure, which resulted in a reported 215 injuries that included abrasions, bruises, bumps, head injuries, lacerations, ...
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  • Court Rules That Police Dash Cam Videos are Considered Public Records

    After a June 30 ruling by a New Jersey appeals court, police dashboard camera recordings are considered documents that must be released under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Appellate Division Judges Jose Fuentas and John Kennedy affirmed Ocean County Superior Court Judge Vincent Grasso’s decision to make a police dash cam recording public. The ruling came at the request of ...
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  • Attorney Todd Wachtel Featured in New Lexis/Nexis Publication

    Todd Wachtel, Esq., a partner in our Hillsborough office, has been featured as a contributor to a new law book. The book is entitled the “ LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Workers' Compensation,” and is different than any other publication ever created for practicing New Jersey Worker’s Compensation attorneys. Rather than a cold recitation of the current state of the law, the practice guide ...
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  • Will I Have To Go To Court?

    When you’re preparing your case, you may ask yourself if going to court is really necessary. Courtrooms can be intimidating, and the prospect of facing a crack legal team can be nerve wracking. While your best option is to speak with your attorney about your options before making a decision, there are alternatives you can pursue if you want to avoid a court date if both parties are willing. ...
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  • New FAA Drone Regulations Could Increase Risk of Injury

    Drones, or unmanned aircraft, are rapidly growing in popularity, and new regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will only serve to increase that growth. The FAA expects to release their first set of rules that will allow businesses to fly drones up to 50 pounds at low altitudes. These initial regulations only permit operators to fly these aircraft within their line of sight and ...
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  • What Is The Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act And How Does It Affect Me?

    If you live in New Jersey and own an automobile, The Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act affects you! Here’s what you need to know. It may be hard to imagine, but choices you make on your insurance can affect your rights to recover if you are involved in an accident and injured, even though the accident is someone else’s fault! The Act also makes your own insurance responsible for medical ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Speaks at New Jersey Boys State

    Todd Wachtel, Esq., a partner in our Hillsborough office, spoke at the 71 st Session American Legion New Jersey Boys State at Rider University on June 20 about careers in the practice of law. Other attorneys from throughout the State of New Jersey joined Todd on the panel, as well as New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon. The New Jersey American Legion Boys State was founded in 1946 in ...
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  • New York and New Jersey Recall Beef over Concerns of E.coli

    According to federal officials, over 3,500 pounds of beef shipped to retailers in New York and New Jersey was recalled due to concerns of possible E.coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on June 15 that the Newark, NJ-based company G & M Co. is recalling its beef products produced between June 8 and June 10. The products in ...
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  • Legal Experts Currently Discussing Disney's Liability Over Alligator Case

    Following the death of 2-year-old Lane Graves after he was snatched by an alligator from a beach at a Disney resort on Tuesday, June 14, questions regarding the company’s responsibility began to crop up. There are an estimated 1.3 million alligators in the state of Florida according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The agency frequently warns visitors that they should be ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attends Somerset Patriot's Game

    It was a great night out for the Levinson Axelrod team! 50 attorneys and staff were in attendance at the Somerset Patriot’s minor league baseball game in Bridgewater last night. Last night, our office had a firm outing at the Somerset Patriot’s minor league baseball game in Bridgewater, NJ. There were 50 firm attorneys and staff in attendance at the game, where the home team Patriots beat the ...
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  • The Top 6 Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits

    The Top 6 Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits Personal injury lawsuits constantly make the front pages of news outlets, and that has led to distortion of the facts behind them. Here are some common misconceptions about personal injury suits, and the truth behind them. It’s a large time commitment. The time commitment is mostly on our end. By hiring Levinson Axelrod, you are hiring an ...
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  • If I Bring A Construction Accident Claim, Who Is The Defendant?

    Construction workers have some of the highest injury rates of any occupation in the U.S., so you need to be prepared in the event of an injury. It’s important to know whether your injury is covered under workers’ compensation and if you have a case that allows further legal action against other parties referred to as 3 rd Parties. In New Jersey, the law requires every business to have of worker’s ...
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  • Reopening a Case After It Has Settled

    Why You Could Benefit By Choosing the Right Lawyer in the First Place Settling a personal injury case can take months to years of litigation, with both sides fighting for their own best interests; the same is true for cases that go to trial. In most cases, this involves your lawyers fighting against the insurance company for the best possible recovery in the circumstances. Once a final figure is ...
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