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  • Law Journal Recognizes Levinson Axelrod for Two of the Top Ten Most Notable Awards

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to report that two case results secured by our firm have been recognized among the Top 10 Awards Worth Noting in state of New Jersey by the New Jersey Law Journal . The NJ Law Journal’s Top 10 list profiles the largest verdicts and settlements throughout the state of New Jersey over the previous year, as published by the NJ Law Journal between August 21, 2018 and ...
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  • NJ Gov. Signs Laws Permitting Auto Accident Victims to Recover Medical Bills

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to confirm that New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has signed a pair of new laws to remedy the challenges of uncompensated medical bills caused by the recent ruling in Haines v. Taft , 237 N.J. 271 (2019) by the New Jersey Supreme Court (“NJSC”). On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Gov. Murphy signed into law two legislative bills : S2432 , which permits recovery of ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Todd Wachtel Volunteers as “Prosecutor” for Hillsborough High School’s “Every 15 Minutes” Program

    On April 4, 2019 Todd D. Wachtel, Esq. , a Partner of our Hillsborough office, participated in the “Every 15 Minutes” program through Hillsborough High School. A two-day program first adopted in the U.S. in 1995, Every 15 Minutes is designed to educate high school seniors about the devastating effects of drunk driving by dramatically reenacting all stages of a horrible accident caused by an ...
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  • $475K Settlement Secured by Partner Robert Cook for Ocean City Man Injured in Auto Accident

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Robert Y. Cook , secured a major $475,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. In the case, Robert represented an Ocean City man who, while driving on a local roadway, was suddenly run off the road by another motorist who changed lanes without checking his surroundings for any nearby vehicles. As a result of road ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Verdict: Middlesex County Jury Awards $626K to Edison Man Injured in Auto Accident

    Partner Michael B. Fusco and Levinson Axelrod, P.A. recently secured a six-figure jury verdict Thursday morning, February 7, 2019, on behalf of an Edison man who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision. Following four days of trial, a Middlesex County jury awarded $626,300.22 in compensation for our client’s injuries and related damages – a substantial amount in comparison to the $75,000 ...
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  • $425,000 Car Accident Settlement Secured by Attorney Kathleen DiGiovanni

    New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Kathleen M. DiGiovanni , an Associate with Levinson Axelrod, P.A., recently secured a $425,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident. As noted in the lawsuit, the crash occurred in November of 2014 during the middle of the day. At that time, our client has been traveling in their vehicle on Highway 71 in Manasquan, ...
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  • Attorney Michael B. Fusco Secures $380,000 Settlement for School Bus Operator Injured by Distracted Driver

    New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Michael B. Fusco , a Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner who works from our firm’s Edison office, recently secured a $380,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver. The case, which took place in Middlesex County, was settled on the second day of trial. Our client, who worked as a school bus ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Verdict Featured on Law.com

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce a multi-million dollar case victory secured by Partner Mark V. Kuminski on behalf of an auto accident victim. The case was resolved through a jury trial, with jurors returning a significant $2,500,000 verdict – nearly 4 times the last offer made by the defense. The case was also recently profiled in a feature article on Law.com . The case involved a ...
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  • Adam Rothenberg Recovers Nearly $1 Million for State Worker Who Suffered Brain Damage in Broadside Collision

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg secured a $999,000 settlement on behalf of a New Jersey state municipal worker who suffered serious injuries in an auto accident. As court records show, our firm’s client was a 48-year-old municipal worker who was struck by a sedan near a post office in Milltown, New Jersey. She suffered neck injuries in the crash, including herniated discs, and a ...
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  • Want to Save on Auto Insurance in New Jersey? Take a Defensive Driving Course.

    Roadway safety is a major concern in every state. While public safety issues are what drive our government to pass and enforce strict traffic laws, they can also prompt lawmakers into finding creative ways to reduce risks on local roads through prevention. One way New Jersey does this is by offering a rate reduction for auto insurance following the completion of a voluntary defensive driving ...
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  • Deadliest New Jersey Highways: 2017 Ranking Reveal High Risks on Local Roadways

    According to New Jersey State Police, 2017 was the deadliest year on New Jersey roadways in a decade, with 624 deaths reported in all types of traffic accidents statewide. Officials report that while many factors have contributed to the increase in fatal wrecks, the most pressing concerns are distracted driving, speeding, drunk and impaired motorists, and increases in auto accidents involving ...
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  • New Jersey Traffic Deaths Hit 10-Year High

    New Jersey State Police reported that more people died in car crashes in 2017 than in any year since 2007. According to officials, 629 people died in vehicle-related crashes as of Thursday, December 28, 30 more fatalities than in 2016 with another three days left on the calendar. On top of the five percent increase from 2016, this marks a 16 percent increase since the start of 2013, a 20-year low ...
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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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  • Investigation Finds Dozens of Missing Traffic Signs on New Jersey Highways

    During an investigation of highways in New Jersey, NBC4 New York’s I-Team found that dozens of traffic signs were missing from and/or misplaced on intersections and ramps on some of the state’s busiest highways. Some of the locations in question include Routes 9 & 35, 1 & 9, 46, 4 and 80. “There can’t be ambiguous thoughts in someone’s mind. Can I go here or can I not?” said Bergen County Sheriff ...
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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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  • Can I Reinstate My Lapsed Insurance on the Day of An Accident?

    No, you cannot reinstate after an accident. And trying to do so just won’t work. Maintaining auto insurance is more than just important – under New Jersey law, it’s illegal to drive without insurance . Driving while uninsured can lead to fines, the suspension of your driver’s license or registration and jail time. These are all serious consequences that are easily avoided by keeping your insurance ...
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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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