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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Attorney Todd Wacthel Spoke at the 72nd Session of the American Legion Boys State

    Levinson Axelrod attorneys are out in the community helping to inspire the next generation of lawyers. On June 19, 2017, Todd Wachtel, Esq., a partner in our Hillsborough office spoke at the 72 nd Session of the American Legion Boys State at Rider University. Todd was joined by New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon and a number of other attorneys from across the state. Founded in 1946, the ...
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  • New Jersey Appeals Court Rules That Injured Plaintiffs Can Recover Medical Expenses Past PIP Limit

    A New Jersey appeals court ruled on Thursday, June 1 that injured motorists who have the minimum personal-injury-protection (PIP) benefits insurance policy may now recover medical expenses greater than the current limit of $15,000. “In short, the ruling allows plaintiffs who have exhausted their PIP medical benefits on their own policy to pursue a claim for medical bills against the party who ...
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  • Investigation Finds Dozens of Missing Traffic Signs on New Jersey Highways

    During an investigation of highways in New Jersey, NBC4 New York’s I-Team found that dozens of traffic signs were missing from and/or misplaced on intersections and ramps on some of the state’s busiest highways. Some of the locations in question include Routes 9 & 35, 1 & 9, 46, 4 and 80. “There can’t be ambiguous thoughts in someone’s mind. Can I go here or can I not?” said Bergen County Sheriff ...
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  • Attorney Mark Kuminski Secures $500,000 Settlement

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Mark Kuminski represented a woman who fell after stepping into a pothole in the parking lot of a commercial business. The pothole was located in the parking lot of the defendant’s business establishment. Rather than correcting the issues which caused the original parking lot to deteriorate, the defendants simply paved over the existing parking lot. As a result, pot holes ...
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  • Attorney Ronald Grayzel Secures $1.9 Million Jury Verdict

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Ronald Grayzel recently secured a $1,989,000 judgment after a jury returned a verdict for his client for his client who suffered injuries caused by exposure to carbon monoxide fumes. The injuries occurred due to the negligent installation of a generator by defendant Express Automotive and Towing of Metuchen N.J. on plaintiff’s van which she used as part of her ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorney Brian McElroy Secures $200,000 Jury Verdict

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Brian McElroy recently secured a $200,000 verdict in a motorcycle accident case where our client, a 25-year-old man, suffered three cervical herniations, posterior instability and tendinitis of the left shoulder and nerve issues in the lower extremities. While riding his motorcycle, the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn and cut our client off. The defendant ...
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  • 10 Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Voted to the 2017 Lists of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    We are excited to announce that eight of our attorneys, Patrick Caulfield, James Dunn, Ronald Grayzel, Brett Greiner, Mark Kuminski, Richard Marcolus, Adam Rothenberg and David Wheaton have been voted to the list of Super Lawyers 2017, and attorneys Christopher DeAngelo and Michael Fusco have been voted to the list of Rising Stars 2017. While the work we do in the courtroom and at the negotiation ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorney Mark Kuminski Secures $250,000 Verdict

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Mark Kuminski recently secured a $250,000 verdict in a motor vehicle accident case where our client, a 48 year old Sheriff’s officer, was injured when his work vehicle was struck from behind while stopped in traffic. He sustained multiple herniated discs in his neck, as well as an aggravation of pre-existing asymptomatic degenerative changes. Defendants argued that the ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorney David Cook Secures $150,000 Jury Verdict

    Levinson Axelrod attorney David Cook recently secured a $150,000 verdict in a motor vehicle accident case where our client, a 50-year-old married father of two, suffered herniated discs in their neck and back. He worked as a bank supervisor and continued working for two months, then spent three months on disability. He underwent physical therapy and acupuncture for ten months and was recommended ...
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  • New Bill Makes It Easier For Employers to Hide Employee Injuries

    Late on Monday, April 3, 2017, President Trump signed new legislation that lessens reporting requirements for employers when their employees get sick or hurt while on the job. Last month, Congress voted to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations introduced under the previous administration that required employers in dangerous industries to keep accurate records of injuries suffered ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Acted as Judge for the American Mock Trial Association

    On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Todd Wachtel, a partner from Levinson Axelrod’s Hillsborough office acted as a Judge for two rounds of the American Mock Trial Association’s Opening Round for their Championship Series, in Wilmington, Delaware. This was essentially the “Sweet-16” of a nationwide tournament for college students that prepare and present all aspects of a Jury trial. While these were ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys Lead Local Youth in Mock Trial

    Levinson Axelrod attorneys Brian McElroy , Patrick Flinn and Michael Fusco volunteered their time to lead a group of about 40 high-achieving high school students through a mock trial of a hypothetical drunk driving prosecution at the Justice Session for Youth Leadership Somerset on February 11. The Youth Leadership Somerset is a youth leadership program available for high school students who live ...
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  • State Troopers Are Using Data Analysis to Improve Road Safety

    Analyzing data has produced incredible results in recent years, most notably in revolutionizing sports like baseball and basketball . Some state troopers and highway patrol officers have taken to introducing this type of research and analysis into saving people’s lives. In a recent article published on Huffington Post , then Sgt. Anthony Griffin of the Tennessee Highway Patrol recounted his ...
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  • Man Killed In Nighttime Crash With Bus

    A man was seriously injured in a crash with a Suburban Coach commuter bus a little bit before 7 p.m. on Monday, February 6. He later died from his injuries after being taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment. According to East Brunswick police, the man was driving in the center lane on Route 18 South near Eggers Street in East Brunswick, NJ. As he merged into the right lane ...
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  • Can I Reinstate My Lapsed Insurance on the Day of An Accident?

    No, you cannot reinstate after an accident. And trying to do so just won’t work. Maintaining auto insurance is more than just important – under New Jersey law, it’s illegal to drive without insurance . Driving while uninsured can lead to fines, the suspension of your driver’s license or registration and jail time. These are all serious consequences that are easily avoided by keeping your insurance ...
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