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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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  • The Difference Between A Workers' Comp Claim And A Third-Party Claim

    If you are injured in a workplace accident, there are various steps that you have to take. All employers in the State of New Jersey are required to have Worker’s Compensation insurance to protect employees who are injured while performing work-related duties. In the State of New Jersey, you cannot sue your co-employee or your employer if you are injured during the course of your employment. ...
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  • “Never Events” in Medical Malpractice

    Women have gone in for hysterectomies and come out with holes in the bladder. Men have gone in for cyst removal and come out with a missing testicle. Patients of all ages are coming out of surgery with instruments like scalpels and needles still inside of them. Events like these are the scourge of the healthcare industry, and they are occurring at an alarming rate. Patients across the United ...
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  • Teen Crashes After Allegedly Playing with Snapchat Filter

    While social media popularity rises, so do the potential risks for drivers being distracted on the road. This may have been the case in the most recent accident when a teen was allegedly playing with the “speed” filter on Snapchat before a collision. According to reports, the teen girl and three of her friends were driving when the driver opened the Snapchat app. She was allegedly snapping photos ...
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  • Warmer Weather Signals Rise in Motorcycle Accidents

    With the arrival of spring, more New Jersey citizens are venturing outdoors. This includes more motorcyclists. April offers ideal weather to ride a motorbike. Unfortunately, because more motorcyclists are on the road, they are at a greater risk for accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asserts motorcyclists are 26 times more likely than car passengers to die in a motor ...
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  • Kind Words From a Forked River Client

    Dear Kim, Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are a lawyer extraordinaire. Adjective; outstanding or remarkable in a particular capacity. Two years ago, I made an appointment with Levinson Axelrod to talk about my accident. I made the appointment with the mindset that this was just a "let's be on the safe side" move. I am just going to have a conversation and see how this works and if I ...
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  • Distracted Driving Statistics

    Distracted driving occurs when the driver takes their eyes off the road for any reason. Inattention to the road and the environment places the vehicle’s occupants, other drivers, and pedestrians at risk for serious injuries. Common types of distraction include texting, using an electronic device, eating, grooming, talking to passengers, adjusting radio, or talking to the passenger. In their recent ...
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