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Blog Posts in 2020

  • Fourth of July Fireworks in New Jersey: Safety Tips

    The Fourth of July is nearly here, and though things may be different this year, risks for accidents and injuries still remain. What’s more, cancellations and social distancing brought about by the coronavirus pandemic have put officials and safety experts on high alert for increases in fireworks accidents and catastrophic injuries. COVID-19 Fireworks Concerns: Officials Urge Public to Stay Safe ...
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  • Result: Kathleen DiGiovanni Secures $705K Settlement for Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Kathleen DiGiovanni recently secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a Monmouth County man who suffered a permanent back injury in a multi-vehicle auto accident. According to case records, the crash occurred when our client was driving to work southbound on Route 287 in Somerville, New Jersey. Due to traffic on the Interstate, our client stopped his vehicle, ...
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  • Result: David A. Cook Secures $250K Policy Limits Settlement for Injured Motorcyclist

    David A. Cook, an Associate at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., secured a policy limits settlement for a motorcycle rider who suffered a serious foot crush injury. Per case records, our client has been riding his motorcycle in a residential neighborhood when another vehicle that had been stopped at a stop sign on a cross street suddenly pulled out to turn across his path. Our client served in an attempt to ...
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  • Court Rules Witness Must Testify via Virtual Deposition -- Levinson Axelrod is Already Prepared

    New Jersey Courts have adapted rapidly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with social distancing likely to stick around, they are increasingly relying on technology to move cases forward. Following widespread court closures and restrictions for all but the most essential proceedings, one recent ruling from Middlesex County shows the judiciary is standing firm on its goal to process cases ...
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  • Rich Marcolus Testifies in Support of Cost Of Living Increase for Essential Workers

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Rich Marcolus is continuing his fight to support legislation that protects front line workers, and their families, who’ve braved great risks to provide essential services during the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Rich appeared before a Senate Committee to testify in support of Senate Bill 2476 , a measure that would create a Cost of Living increase ...
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  • Result: Brian P. McElroy Secures $765K Settlement for Car Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Brian P. McElroy, Esq. recently secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a client who sustained serious and permanent injuries to her spine in a motor vehicle collision. Our client had been traveling as a rear-seat passenger when the vehicle she was in was slammed from behind by a police car. As noted in court documents, the incident occurred in October 2016 ...
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  • Partner Todd Wachtel Volunteers for Congregation Beth Chaim Reopening Task Force

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Todd D. Wachtel, Esq. has volunteered to serve as the Chairperson of the Reopening Task Force for Congregation Beth Chaim in West Windsor, New Jersey as it looks to reopen its doors after closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. After being asked to chair various committees, Todd is actively meeting with stakeholders, business leaders, medical professionals, ...
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  • Rich Marcolus Delivers Presentation on COVID-19 Presumption Bill to State Lawmakers

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard J. Marcolus recently delivered a presentation to state legislators covering 50 states to discuss how and why a presumption law is necessary to protect workers who contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the course of their employment. As we’ve discussed on our blog, the pandemic has had broad implications in the workplace. Not only have numerous workers ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Partner Testifies Before State Senate About “Essential Workers” Protection Bill

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard Marcolus recently testified before the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee in support of legislation that would include “Essential Workers” among front line workers who receive additional protections when filing workers’ compensation claims. Rich’s testimony, delivered before the Senate Labor Committee, concerns Senate Bill 2380 , a measure that would create an ...
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  • Personal Injury Attorneys & Pandemic: Why Victims Need Representation

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed America in profound and lasting ways. While the nation continues to combat the public health crisis, it’s already clear that life as we know it will never quite be the same. That’s very much the case when it comes to navigating the personal injury claim process and a court system that has been deeply affected by the pandemic. Un-Represented Individuals Face ...
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  • Executive Order Lets Elective Surgeries Resume in New Jersey on May 26

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order allowing elective surgeries to again resume in the state of New Jersey. While Executive Order No. 145 makes it clear the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency continues to exist, it lifts a temporary suspension of elective surgeries and invasive procedures imposed by a previous Executive Order in the early stages of the pandemic. ...
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  • Result: Todd Wachtel Recovers $305K for Nurse's Work Injury

    Todd Wachtel, Esq., a Partner in Levinson Axelrod, P.A.’s Hillsborough office, recently settled a workers’ compensation case for Permanent and Total Disability for an injured nurse. According to court documents, Todd’s client initially injured her wrist and arm lifting a chart. The injury developed into complex regional pain syndrome, and affected her entire body. Due to her condition and the pain ...
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  • Case Result: Construction Worker Awarded Medical Benefits, Temporary Disability After Fall

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Roberto Benites recently secured a favorable workers’ compensation ruling for a construction worker who suffered hip and knee injuries after a work-related fall. After fully litigating a motion for medical benefits and temporary disability, Benites prevailed in securing an order for the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to provide our client with hip ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Partner Fought for Law That is Now Protecting COVID-19 First Responders

    Richard Marcolus understands what it means to sacrifice your body for your work. Today he is a Workers Compensation law expert and Partner at Levinson Axelrod, but Marcolus began his career as a Union Carpenter. After the September 11 attacks on America, Rich saw a glaring omission in New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation laws— first responders were not given the protections they needed when putting ...
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  • Coronavirus Scams: Tips to Spot Fraud & Identity Theft

    As a law firm focused exclusively on protecting the rights of real people, consumers, and families who’ve suffered harm and losses at the hands of others, our team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. believe it’s important to educate our clients and communities about important issues that may impact them or their loved ones. This includes your financial well-being at a time when coronavirus scams are on the ...
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