Over 75 Years of Proven Results

Levinson Axelrod’s Victories

Since being founded in 1939, our injury law firm has been successful in recovering more than $1 billion on behalf of our clients. We have won more than $350 million in the past 5 years alone. While we are proud of this number, what we truly care about is what it represents: the people that we have helped. The money that we win on behalf of our clients means that they can get the medical care that they need, that they don’t have to worry about paying for bills while they recover, and that their family will be taken care of. Those are the results that our attorneys care about, and it is the results that we will continue to fight for.

If you would like to learn more about the cases we have won, browse through our victories below.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $7,000,000

    A Middlesex County man was severely injured and burned as a result of a collision with a truck. The truck driver had lost control of his vehicle and had come through a median barrier which had failed to redirect the truck away from oncoming traffic. Expert testimony established that the median barrier was defective and therefore failed to protect motorist from this type of accident. The case was handled by Richard Levinson.

  • Personal Injury
    Jury Verdict

    $6,000,000

    A female drunk driver crashed into plaintiff’s vehicle causing multiple fractures to the right ankle and foot. Plaintiff suffered a comminuted and crushed type fracture to the right tibia, fracture to the right talus and crush fracture to the right calcaneus. Large fracture blisters developed the next day and plaintiff was unable to have surgery for several months after accident. The fractured bones healed with misalignment. Plaintiff’s doctor testified that plaintiff would be under pain management protocol for the rest of his life due to this condition. Plaintiffs only other option was to have a complicated fusion procedure which would result in a club foot. The chance of success of the surgery would be 50/50 and there were substantial risks involved. Plaintiff testified that the drug management caused him insomnia, constipation and a severely negative impact on his relationships. David Wheaton successfully tried this case in Superior Court of Ocean County.

  • Product Liability
    Jury Verdict

    $3,500,000

    The plaintiff was injured in the products liability action when a step on his commercial truck collapsed as he was exiting his vehicle. Ronald Grayzel tried this matter before a Middlesex County jury and argued that the steps manufactured by defendant were defective. Defendants denied this allegation and instead argued that the accident could not have occurred in the manner alleged by plaintiff.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $3,000,000

    A 31-year old iron worker was injured in a construction site accident when he was struck in the head by a cinder block. Despite the facts that he was wearing a hard hat at the time, the plaintiff still received a serious closed head injury resulting in both memory loss and total disability. The case was handled by both Richard Levinson and James Dunn and settled at the time of trial.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $2,650,000

    The plaintiff sustained a traumatic amputation of one leg, and a crush injury to the opposite foot, in a construction site accident. The accident occurred when a co-employee accidentally left the transmission of a parked vehicle in neutral, rather than in park. The empty vehicle subsequently rolled forward, striking the plaintiff. Establishing liability in this case was extremely difficult, as the laws of New Jersey prohibit an injured worker from bringing a cause of action against either an employer, or co-employee, under the circumstance of this case. As a result, the claim was brought against the Department of Transportation, as it had a duty to monitor safety on the work site and its failure to do so contributed to the happening of this accident. Adam Rothenberg of our office handled the case on behalf of the plaintiff.

  • Personal Injury
    Jury Verdict

    $2,250,000

    The plaintiff injured her ankle when she stepped into a cement cut out in a commercial sidewalk where a tree had been planted. The plaintiff had been walking on the sidewalk on her way to a down town holiday festival. Her attention had been distracted by a negligently placed chestnut grilling stand, thereby diverting her attention away from the cut out. The plaintiff brought claims against both the property owner and the operator of the chestnut stand. As a result of her accident, she sustained a badly sprained ankle and went on to develop Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The case was tried by Mark Kuminski.

  • Elevator Defect
    Verdict

    1,900,000.00

    Partner Ronald Grayzel of the Edison office secured a verdict for a woman injured by a defective elevator. The case was tried in the United States District Court before a federal Magistrate. The three-week long trial resulted in a $1.9M verdict for the plaintiff.

  • Construction Accident
    Settlement

    1,200,000.00

    Partner Kim Gozsa of the Howell office obtained a $1.2M settlement for a construction worker injured in a traffic accident. The Plaintiff was rear-ended by a dump truck and required a major neck surgery. There was also significant amounts of time missed from work.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $1,200,000

    While stopped in traffic, an Ocean County man was injured as a result of being rear ended by a dump truck. The plaintiff was receiving treatment for a prior neck problem at the time of the collision but required surgery after the additional problems caused by the accident. Attorneys Kimberly Gozsa and David Wheaton were able to combat the defense's arguments through the use of very skilled and competent medical experts, ultimately obtaining a settlement of $1.2 million.

  • Dog Bite
    Settlement

    $1,000,000

    A former model whose face was permanently scarred by a dog bite settled her Monmouth County suit against the dog’s owner for $1 million.

    Plaintiff, 37, was a patron at a local farm and was bit by a Labrador retriever when the dog lunged at her and bit her in the face. Plaintiff lost most of her right upper lip and part of her right lower lip in the attack, which required emergency surgery, three subsequent plastic surgeries, injections, and caused scarring, permanent discoloration, and frequent chapping and scabbing. Plaintiff had not modeled in several years but wished to maintain the option of returning to the industry, which her injuries would preclude. She had been working as a spa director at a resort before the attack but was replaced because she missed work for medical treatment. David Wheaton, Esq., of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., argued strict liability under New Jersey’s dog-bite statute, and claimed the business negligently allowed the dog to remain in the presence of customers despite its attack on another patron three days before. He successfully negotiated the settlement of $1M in this matter.

  • Injured Passenger
    Verdict

    1,000,000.00

    A woman suffered a back injury when the car in which she was a passenger was involved in an accident. The case was unique in that the plaintiff brought suit against the drivers of both vehicles. The driver of the other vehicle was found to be negligent and the jury awarded $1M in damages. Partner Adam Rothenberg of the Edison office tried the case in Middlesex County.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $975,000

    A carpenter working as an independent contractor was injured at defendant’s refinery when he was improperly exposed to dangerous fumes. Ronald Grayzel handled this occupational exposure case and ultimately settled the matter for $975,000.00.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $950,000

    A four year old child developed a severe case of food poisoning after having eaten an undercooked beef product which was prepared and sold by a local restaurant. In a case handled by Mark Kuminski of our office, it was argued that despite the fact that the diagnostic test results were negative, that the clinical finding supported a diagnosis of an exposure to E-Coli.

  • Mall Injury
    Verdict

    $935,000

    Partner Brett Greiner of the Edison office secured a verdict for a Carteret woman who was injured when she slipped and fell near a decorative fountain at a shopping mall. The defense argued that the plaintiff's condition was chronic and longstanding and not related to the accident. The Middlesex County jury awarded the plaintiff and her husband over $935,000.

  • Personal Injury
    Judgement

    $900,000

    The plaintiff was injured on a construction project when he fell from a ladder which was not secured properly. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff sustained serious injuries to both feet. The matter was tried by Richard Levinson before a Middlesex County jury, before ultimately being submitted to a binding arbitration.

  • Personal Injury
    Jury Verdict

    $900,000

    The plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer. The plaintiff, an intensive care unit nurse, injured her lower back, suffering a herniated disc. While she did not undergo surgery to repair same, her ability to work was greatly affected. The matter was tried by Adam Rothenberg.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $875,000

    Middlesex County man was driving down a main street in Seaside Heights at approximately 7:30 a.m. one Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle which went through a stop sign at a high rate of speed. The impact caused our client’s vehicle to flip over and slide down the roadway. Our client was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle through the sun roof. He struck the pavement and received serious and permanent injuries. The defendant driver argued that had our client been wearing a seatbelt, his injuries would have been minimal. Plaintiff’s injuries included a serious back injury requiring major surgery and a substantial limp. He continues to get physical therapy three years after the accident. This matter was settled by David Wheaton.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $875,000

    A Middlesex County man was involved in an automobile accident in which he injured his back, shoulder, knee and foot. The suit alleged negligence on the part of the defendant, a tow truck operator. The case was handled by James Dunn, and settled at the Courthouse after being assigned to a Judge for the start of trial.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $875,000

    The infant plaintiff suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a car as he exited a school bus. The driver of the car lacked sufficient liability insurance coverage to compensate the plaintiff for his injuries. As a result, Adam Rothenberg brought this claim for Underinsured Motorist benefits under the insurance policy of the bus.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $750,000

    A woman who had carpets cleaned in her home suffered a severe asthmatic reaction. Suit was filed for injuries caused by her inhalation of the chemical products used by defendant to clean the carpets. Discovery revealed that there was a history of adverse reactions in some individuals who were exposed to some of the elements in the cleaner. No warnings of the potential dangers were given to the homeowner prior to the job commencing. This matter was handled by Ronald Grayzel.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $750,000

    Partner James Dunn, Esq. settled a case for an EMT injured while working for $750,000.00. The EMT was injured at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morris County while performing EMT functions in the back of the ambulance. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the driver of the ambulance moved the vehicle without warning the client. As a result of this action, the client was thrown to the ground while inside the vehicle and sustained a herniated disc of the neck requiring surgery. Expert testimony established that the client will no longer be able to perform functions of an EMT in the future.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $739,250

    Middlesex County woman was injured when a tire fell off a tractor-trailer causing her to lose control of her vehicle and hit a concrete divider. She suffered neck injuries and required two surgeries. Plaintiff sued the owner of the truck as well as the company who installed the tire. The matter was settled by Brett Greiner, Esq.

  • Work Injury
    Verdict

    $739,034

    A woman tripped and fell in the parking lot at her workplace in Princeton, causing her to undergo surgery. Partner Jim Dunn of the Hillsborough office was able to prove that the property owner was negligent in the way that they constructed the premises so as to cause a dangerous condition. A Somerset County jury awarded verdicts for both the medical bills and the plaintiff's pain & suffering.

  • Slip and Fall
    Settlement

    $695,000

    Associate Robert Cook recently settled a case for $695,000.00, for a client who fell in a hole while walking from her car through Defendant’s parking area toward a restaurant’s front entrance. The fall caused shoulder injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery, cervical injuries requiring a cervical fusion procedure, and traumatic onset of a painful rheumatologic condition.

  • Personal Injury
    Trial Verdict

    $617,000

    Brett Greiner and Brian McElroy of our Edison office tried this matter before a Middlesex County jury on behalf of a truck driver, who was injured when the back of his trailer separated from the loading dock, thereby causing his to fall and sustain fractures of his lower leg. The plaintiff contended that the separation occurred because of the manner in which the fork lift driver operated the fork lift. Defendant claimed that the accident occurred because the plaintiff failed to set the vehicle’s parking brake or otherwise chock the truck’s wheels. The jury found the defendant 55% responsible for the accident and awarded the plaintiff a gross verdict of $1,122,000.00, which resulted in a net verdict of $617,000.00.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $575,000

    Mark Kuminski handled this case for the plaintiff, who was injured at work when he slipped and fell on a wet floor, injuring both knees. The floor outside his office had recently been mopped by an outside contractor, and the wet floor signs were placed by the defendant in such a manner that they would not have been readily observable as the plaintiff exited his office. The plaintiff aggravated preexisting conditions in both knees, for which he had previously undergone multiple knee surgeries. As a result of this accident, he was required to undergo bilateral knee replacement surgery.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $550,000

    Plaintiff, a 30-year old warehouse manager, sustained a severely lacerated arm with resulting scarring when a strap he was using ripped apart during a loading procedure. The lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer and retailer of the strap, both of whom denied responsibility. After a trial on liability, a civil jury agreed with the plaintiff that the retailer had improperly warranted the utility of the product. Shortly thereafter, the case was settled for $550,000.00 by Richard Levinson.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident
    Settlement

    $500,000

    Partner, Brett Greiner, Esq., a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, recently resolved a case for a client that was injured in a motor vehicle accident. The bed of the defendant’s pick-up truck had opened and a tool box fell onto the roadway. Our client was forced to stop suddenly to avoid hitting the tool box when she was rear ended by another vehicle that took and fled the scene. She suffered neck and back injuries that required surgical intervention. Unfortunately there was only $100,000.00 in uninsured motorist coverage available to stand in the place of the car that fled. This is why it is important to always make sure you have adequate coverage for yourself should something like this happen. The truck that dropped the tool box contributed $500,000.00 towards the total settlement.

  • Drowning Victim
    Verdict

    $500,000

    A 21-year-old male drowned as a social guest at his friend's house. The homeowners allowed unsupervised use of their swimming pool at a party where alcohol was being served. Partner Jim Dunn of the Flemington office obtained an award in excess of $500,000 for the estate of the deceased young man. The Mercer County jury found both the host and the host's parents who were present in the home liable for the death.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $500,000

    A Monmouth County student was injured while playing street hockey in gym class on the school’s tennis court. While attempting to gain control of the ball, which had been passed by another student, the plaintiff struck his knee against the steel post that was used to secure the court’s tennis nets. It was alleged by the plaintiff that the tennis courts did not have proper boundaries in place to be used for street hockey. The plaintiff sustained multiple bone contusions to the knee, a herniated lumbar disc, as well as developing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The case was handled by Kim Gozsa of our office and settled the matter on the first day of trial.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $500,000

    Partner, David Wheaton, Esq., a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, recently resolved a claim for a Middlesex County Woman who was injured while golfing. She was playing in a foursome with three other ladies, and she was accidentally run over by one of the other women driving a golf cart that she had rented from the club. Our client suffered significant and permanent injuries including fractures of her right ankle requiring surgeries. Following significant medical and fact discovery, David was able to resolve the claim for $500,000.00.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement

    $400,000

    James Dunn of our Flemington office handled this case against the State of New Jersey and New Jersey State Police. The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred as the result of the unreasonable actions of a New Jersey State Trooper in performing a slow-down operation. The plaintiff sustained injuries to her spine, which eventually required that she undergo a cervical fusion. The case was settled at the Morris County Court House, just before the start of trial.

  • Car Crash Victim
    Verdict

    252,000.00

    A man was injured in a motor vehicle accident, when the defendant ran a stop sign causing an impact. He suffered a herniated disc in his neck and received several months of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Associate Brian McElroy of the Hillsborough office obtained a verdict of $252,000 in Essex County.

  • Car Crash
    Verdict

    $200,000

    Associate Michael Fusco of the Edison office obtained a verdict for the victim of a car accident who sustained permanent injuries to her neck and back. The defense argued that our client's symptoms were pre-existing and age related, instead of being related to the accident. After 1 hour and 15 minutes, the Middlesex County jury returned a $200,000 verdict for our client.

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