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  • The Dangers of Hospital-Acquired Conditions

    We trust medical professionals to take care of us in our time of need, and while they may be highly-trained individuals, that doesn’t mean they don’t make mistakes. Thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people die because of these mistakes every year. Hospital-acquired conditions, also known as never events, are difficult to track due to a lack of reporting from hospitals and other medical ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • NJ Transit Train Accident Costs Man Part of His Leg

    According to authorities, a man was struck by a NJ Transit train in Trenton, NJ early Sunday morning. The currently unidentified man was in critical condition after losing part of his leg in the accident. Lisa Torbic, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit reported that the man was apparently trespassing near the Trenton Transit Center at around 12:45 a.m. when a train arriving from New York struck him. He ...
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  • Understanding Claims Against NJTransit - Your Rights and the Pitfalls

    Bringing a claim for injuries against New Jersey Transit (NJTransit) is not as simple as it may seem due to the fact that they are a “public entity” under New Jersey’s stringent Tort Claim Act. See N.J.S.A. 59:1-3 . As a governmental entity, NJTransit is permitted certain immunities under tort law which protect the agency against claims of negligence. These immunities are broad and are often ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 42 Injured After Barrier Collapsed at a New Jersey Concert

    42 people were injured at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert on Friday August 5 after a railing collapsed, dropping approximately 50 people 10 feet onto a concrete path at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. According to witnesses, dozens of concertgoers ran forward once the two rappers took the stage, and their combined weight pressing against the railing apparently caused the barrier to fail. 34 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • Dangerous Roadways to Avoid in New Jersey

    New Jersey’s beauty and appeal are undeniable, causing many tourists to travel to the small state. However, whether you are new to town or have lived here for decades, there are certain highways that you should drive on with caution. The New Jersey Department of Transportation estimates that, on average, there are 290,212 car accidents and 521 fatalities in a year. Many of these serious accidents ...
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