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  • David Cook Secures Car Crash Verdict 12x Insurance Company Settlement Offer

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney David A. Cook recently prevailed on behalf of a client following a three-day trial in Hunterdon County before Judge Michael O’Neill. Attorney Cook was able to secure a jury verdict worth 12 times the initial settlement offer from the defendant’s insurance company. About the Case As noted in court records, Mr. Cook’s client had been rear-ended while his vehicle was ...
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  • “Sami’s Law” Brings Better Safety Protections For Rideshare Passengers

    New Jersey residents who use rideshare services like Uber and Lyft will now have greater safety protections under legislation recently signed by Governor Phil Murphy. The new law will require rideshare services to collect more information about drivers’ background and driving history, and allow passengers to more easily verify their driver’s identity. About Sami’s Law The legislation – known as ...
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  • Appeals Court: Amazon Can Be Liable for Third-Party Sellers’ Products

    Amazon.com, the world’s largest e-commerce marketplace, recently received a major blow from a Federal Appeals Court: it can be held liable for defective products sold on its website by third-party vendors. The decision, handed down on Wednesday, July 3, will protect consumers from products Amazon sells, particularly when they face legal dilemmas where there may have little, if any, recourse for ...
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  • Using Fireworks this Fourth of July? Here Are Some Helpful Safety Tips

    The Fourth of July is almost here, and our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day. We know that during this time of year, fireworks are often synonymous with celebrations. Unfortunately, we’re also well aware that the use of fireworks can pose substantial risks for serious injuries – especially when they’re used in a less-than-safe ...
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  • James Dunn, Kathleen DiGiovanni Secure $500K Settlement For Rear-End Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner James J. Dunn and Attorney Kathleen M. DiGiovanni recently obtained a $500,000 policy-limit settlement for a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. The settlement was reached on the second day of trial in Ocean County, New Jersey. As noted in the lawsuit filing, our firm’s client had been stopped in traffic on Burnt Tavern Road in Brick, NJ ...
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  • TopVerdict 2018: Firm Had 5 of Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. secured 5 of the Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey last year, according to the recently released Top 50 Jury Verdicts list from TopVerdict™. That’s more than any other firm in the state. TopVerdict is a service that reports on the largest verdicts in each state. Its annual Top 50 Verdicts list includes cases of all types tried in both state and federal courts, and is compiled ...
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  • $500K Settlement for Icy Parking Lot Slip & Fall Victim

    Partner Brett R. Greiner of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. recently secured a $500,000 settlement for a client injured in a slip and fall accident. As noted in court records, our client was walking in a parking lot at the time of the accident. While making her way to her vehicle after leaving the office where she worked, she slipped on ice in the parking lot, fell, and broke her ankle. Following the ...
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  • Attorney Brett Greiner Secures $650K Settlement for Injured HVAC Tech

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Brett R. Greiner recently secured a $650,000 settlement for an HVAC technician who was injured while servicing a customer’s home. The six-figure case result was obtained during a pre-trial conference. About the Case As court records show, our client was an HVAC technician who had been responding to a service call at a customer’s home in New Jersey at the time of the ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Gives Back to Mariano Rivera Foundation

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is proud to support the Mariano Rivera Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to helping young students obtain an education that empowers them for the future. The Foundation was created by Mariano Rivera, a Hall of Famer from the NY Yankees and one of Major League Baseball’s greatest relief pitchers. Mariano and fellow Foundation volunteers are currently working to ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Presents at Lebanon Worker’s Comp Court “Law Day”

    On May 1, 2019, Todd Wachtel, Esq., a Partner at Levinson & Axelrod, P.A.’s Hillsborough office, presented at the annual “Law Day” Seminar at the Lebanon Worker’s Compensation Court. Todd has been presenting these classes annually to other lawyers and Judges for years. This year, he spoke about cases involving workers who are totally and permanently disabled following job-related accidents. ...
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  • Doctors, Nurses Who Discuss Errors Help Reduce Hospital Deaths, Study Says

    In medical settings, errors can take many forms – from minor mishaps that cause little more than inconvenience to grave lapses in communication, diagnostics, or acceptable care that lead to the most devastating of consequences. As evidenced by many wrongful death lawsuits filed by families who claim malpractice, errors with fatal repercussions are often systemic, pre-existing, and poorly ...
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  • Gov. Murphy Signs New Jersey Sexual Abuse Bill Into Law

    On Monday, May 13, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy added his much-anticipated signature to a measure that significantly expands the rights of sexual abuse and sexual assault victims in New Jersey. With Murphy’s signature, S477 / A3648 is now law in the state of New Jersey . Hailed as the broadest bill of its type in the nation, the new law will afford abuse and assault survivors with several expanded ...
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  • Todd Wachtel Serves as Volunteer Judge for Princeton Moot Court Competition

    On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Todd Wachtel, a Partner at our Hillsborough office, volunteered as a Judge in the Princeton Moot Court tournament. The two-day competition for high school students was held on the Princeton University campus. Todd had participated in Mock Trial and Moot Court while in law school, and was a member of a nationally ranked debate team a “lifetime ago” as an undergraduate ...
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  • NJ Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Recovery of Medical Bills Beyond PIP Limits

    A recent decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court regarding the state’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) auto insurance system has been stirring significant debate and concern among motorists, medical providers, and legal professionals. Though some believe the ruling bars auto accident victims from recovering unpaid medical bills over the limits of a $15,000 PIP policy, we’d like to reiterate ...
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  • U.S. Cities with Uber, Lyft See Increase in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents, Study Says

    A new study published by researchers from Rice University and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago suggests cities with ride-share services the likes of Uber and Lyft see a statistical increase in serious and fatal car accidents. Researchers’ findings, which arrive amid debates among lawmakers in cities nationwide, suggest there may be drawbacks to consider when it comes to ...
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