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  • Bad Faith Insurance

    The latest posts for Bad Faith Insurance are listed below.
    • 60 Minutes Reveals Many Insurance Companies Failed to Pay Benefits

      Major life insurance companies allegedly failed to pay death benefits to beneficiaries. Recent investigations led to 25 major companies agreeing to pay over $7.5 billion. A recent segment on 60 Minutes revealed that many insurance companies failed to pay beneficiaries the life insurance they were owed. According to reports, the insurers allegedly knew of their policyholder’s death, but failed to ...

    Construction Site Accidents

    The latest posts for Construction Site Accidents are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Notice to New Jersey Construction Workers: Be Cautious in Summer Heat!

      Summer weather may be beautiful, especially compared to the dreary winter months, but it can be just as dangerous as it is pleasant if you don’t take care of yourself. While everyone should worry about their safety in these sweltering temperatures, construction workers, and other people who work outdoors need to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries. Why Is Heat Such ...
    • Are Construction Sites Inspected?

      Construction sites require inspections to ensure that safety codes and regulations are met. These inspections are the most effective ways in which to identify and prevent dangerous risks and protect the workers. The multiple moving parts on a construction site require special care and attention. The New Jersey Administrative Code establishes certain guidelines construction zones and project owners ...

    General news

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    • Appeals Court Rules Workers Keep Unemployment if Promised Job Falls Through

      A New Jersey appeals court recently ruled that workers who voluntarily leave one's job for another, better-paying job offer that falls through doesn't do not lose their unemployment benefits. Fortunately, the Appellate Division ruled that a person who leaves one job to start another does not get the double whammy of losing unemployment benefits when the new job pulls the rug out from under them. ...
    • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco Secure $600,000 Jury Verdict

      Levinson Axelrod attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco represented a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on December 22, 2014. Immediately before the crash, an unknown vehicle abruptly changed lanes across Route 17 in East Rutherford, NJ in an attempt to exit the highway and caused a chain reaction that forced the vehicle in front of our client to come to an emergency ...
    • Levinson Axelrod Partner Completes Coast-to-Coast Bicycle Ride

      After over three decades as an attorney at Levinson Axelrod, Workers’ Compensation Partner Patrick Caulfield retired from full-time practice in April 2017. An avid athlete, he began a new journey immediately after retirement – a solo coast-to-coast bicycle trip from New Jersey to Oregon. Patrick enjoying the opportunity to capture an artistic moment during his travels. After 83 days of riding over ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • Medical Journal Study: "Medical Errors" Now #3 Cause of Death

      The British Medical Journal published a new study this May revealing that "medical errors" are now the third largest cause of death in the United States, only trailing heart disease (#1) and cancer (#2). The researchers noted that while the Center for Disease Control (CDC) keeps track of leading causes of death, there is no direct reporting of fatalities caused by medical mistakes. For example, ...
    • “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 ...
    • How Can Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

      A primary way to help minimize the damage of cancer is early detection. Yet, the Journal of Clinical Oncology estimates that cancer misdiagnosis occurs as often as 28% of the time and can rise up to 44% in specific cancers. A misdiagnosis can cause extensive damage and pain and can prove fatal. Along with the pain to the patient and their family, diagnosis errors cost the nation almost $7 billion, ...

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    The latest posts for Motor Vehicle Accidents are listed below.
    • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco Secure $600,000 Jury Verdict

      Levinson Axelrod attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco represented a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on December 22, 2014. Immediately before the crash, an unknown vehicle abruptly changed lanes across Route 17 in East Rutherford, NJ in an attempt to exit the highway and caused a chain reaction that forced the vehicle in front of our client to come to an emergency ...
    • A Third Court has Ruled Against NJ CURE, Compelling the Long Delayed Payment of Wrongfully Denied Medical Procedures

      The Appellate Division has ruled against New Jersey Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange (“CURE”) earlier this month, ordering the auto insurance carrier to provide payment for a surgical procedure that should have been paid for under the customer’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. This occurred after CURE refused to honor an Arbitrator’s award ordering them to pay. CURE filed an appeal ...
    • 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 ...

    News & Events

    The latest posts for News & Events are listed below.
    • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco Secure $600,000 Jury Verdict

      Levinson Axelrod attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco represented a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on December 22, 2014. Immediately before the crash, an unknown vehicle abruptly changed lanes across Route 17 in East Rutherford, NJ in an attempt to exit the highway and caused a chain reaction that forced the vehicle in front of our client to come to an emergency ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Nursing Home Abuses

    The latest posts for Nursing Home Abuses are listed below.
    • Legislators Present Bill to Reform Staffing Standards in New Jersey Nursing Homes

      New Jersey nursing homes currently are allowed to use their own discretion on how many nursing aides they hire and staff in their facilities. However, a new bill proposed by New Jersey legislators looks to set standards for how many nursing aides an elderly facility must hire. The bill passed the senate in December, but still has to pass the House vote. The bill is in response to nursing homes not ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Levinson Axelrod Attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco Secure $600,000 Jury Verdict

      Levinson Axelrod attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco represented a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on December 22, 2014. Immediately before the crash, an unknown vehicle abruptly changed lanes across Route 17 in East Rutherford, NJ in an attempt to exit the highway and caused a chain reaction that forced the vehicle in front of our client to come to an emergency ...
    • A Third Court has Ruled Against NJ CURE, Compelling the Long Delayed Payment of Wrongfully Denied Medical Procedures

      The Appellate Division has ruled against New Jersey Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange (“CURE”) earlier this month, ordering the auto insurance carrier to provide payment for a surgical procedure that should have been paid for under the customer’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. This occurred after CURE refused to honor an Arbitrator’s award ordering them to pay. CURE filed an appeal ...
    • 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 ...

    Premises Liability

    The latest posts for Premises Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tips To Help Prepare Your Home This Holiday Season

      As important as it is to keep yourself safe on the roads, the same goes towards keeping yourself safe at home. Winter storms and dangerously low temperatures will put increased stress on your house, and come with the additional risk of power outages that could cut off your heat supply if you aren’t careful. The best time to prepare for the worst is before it ever happens, and we’ve put together a ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Over 4 Million General Motors Vehicles Recalled Over Airbag Risk

      General Motors Co. announced that they were recalling nearly 4.3 million vehicles late last week, over 3.6 million of which are currently in the United States over a software defect. According to the vehicle manufacturer, the sensor module in the affected vehicles run the risk of spontaneously entering diagnostic mode during a crash which can prevent the front airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to ...
    • What Is a Settlement Conference?

      The vast majority of civil cases are settled before anyone needs to go to trial, most often because all parties involved are able to reach an agreement before the set trial date. One of the most common places these settlements are reached is at a settlement conference. Under New Jersey Courts Rule 4:5B-3 [1] , courts are permitted to conduct a settlement conference in any civil action at the ...

    Social Security Disability

    The latest posts for Social Security Disability are listed below.
    • Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

      Most of the American workforce is potentially eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if they are determined to be unable to work due to an injury. However, understanding the types of benefits available and obtaining them often requires the assistance of a qualified attorney. First, there are two types of benefits commonly thought of as “Social Security Disability.” One is Supplemental ...

    Weather-Related Accidents

    The latest posts for Weather-Related Accidents are listed below.
    • Tips To Help You Stay Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season

      The holiday season is in full swing and for many of us who live in colder climates, that means figuring out how to navigate the snowy and icy roads that we need to travel on to see our loved ones who don’t live under the same roof. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA), part of the United States Department of Transportation, reports that over 116,800 people are injured in crashes that take ...
    • Notice to New Jersey Construction Workers: Be Cautious in Summer Heat!

      Summer weather may be beautiful, especially compared to the dreary winter months, but it can be just as dangerous as it is pleasant if you don’t take care of yourself. While everyone should worry about their safety in these sweltering temperatures, construction workers, and other people who work outdoors need to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries. Why Is Heat Such ...
    • 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 ...

    Workers' Compensation

    The latest posts for Workers' Compensation are listed below.
    • Attorney Todd Wachtel Published in New Jersey Legal Practice Guide

      Todd Wachtel, a partner at Levinson Axelrod’s Hillsborough office, was published as a contributing author in a new legal practice guide for New Jersey Workers' Compensation by Lexis/Nexis. A legal practice guide is a mix between a legal research book and a practical guide for lawyers. It is one of those items that many lawyers and Judges leave on their desks every day or carry with them to Court. ...
    • Notice to New Jersey Construction Workers: Be Cautious in Summer Heat!

      Summer weather may be beautiful, especially compared to the dreary winter months, but it can be just as dangerous as it is pleasant if you don’t take care of yourself. While everyone should worry about their safety in these sweltering temperatures, construction workers, and other people who work outdoors need to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and injuries. Why Is Heat Such ...
    • 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 ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • Swimming Hazards to Be Aware Of

      The hotter the summer days get, the more inviting swimming pools become. A day spent with your family in the cool water can be the perfect way to deal with the scorching sun, but if you don’t take the proper precautions a relaxing swim can quickly turn into a tragedy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 2005 and 2014, about 3,536 people died every year in ...
    • “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 ...
    • Stay Alert While Driving: It's a Life or Death Issue

      According to New Jersey Police, driver inattention is the number one cause of fatal collisions, surpassing both speeding and intoxication. Staying alert could mean the difference between life and death for New Jersey drivers, says state police. According to fatal crash data from 2014, driver inattention was the number one cause of accidents resulting in fatalities. Drunk driving often gets most of ...
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