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  • Result: Adam L. Rothenberg Secures $1M Settlement for Tractor-Trailer Accident Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg recently secured a $1 million settlement on behalf of a 19-year-old woman who suffered multiple injuries in a tractor-trailer collision. As noted in court records, our client was a passenger in a motor vehicle that collided with a tractor-trailer making an illegal U-turn. The impact resulted in an underride accident – a collision where a passenger ...
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  • Hampton Bay Ceiling Fans Sold at Home Depot Recalled Over Blade Detachment Defect

    Over 190,000 ceiling fans sold exclusively by Home Depot are being recalled due to injury risks caused by blades that can detach from the fan unit while in use. According to a December 23 rd recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall involves 54-inch Hampton Bay Mara Indoor / Outdoor ceiling fans sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Names Attorney Kathleen M. DiGiovanni Firm Partner

    Our team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is proud to announce that Attorney Kathleen M. DiGiovanni is now a partner at our firm! Since joining our team in 2012, she has served as a key player in winning our New Jersey clients favorable verdicts and settlements to resolve their personal injury claims . After graduating from the University at Albany, Attorney DiGiovanni earned her Juris Doctor degree from ...
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  • Richard Marcolus Testifies Before NJ Senate Committees in Support of Workers’ Rights

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard J. Marcolus has been busy advocating for workers in New Jersey. Earlier this month, the New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist addressed two measures under consideration in the New Jersey Senate during a press conference and Senate Committee hearings. S-2865: On Monday, December 7th, Rich was spoke at a press conference to voice ...
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  • Happy Holidays from Levinson Axelrod, P.A.

    As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, our team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. While 2020 has been an immensely difficult year, we are proud to say that we have remained as committed as ever to serving injured victims, workers, and families during their times of need. From adapting our practice to conform with guidelines for social ...
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  • NJ Bill Would Make Medical Marijuana Expenses Eligible for Workers' Compensation

    On Monday, October 26, New Jersey lawmakers took another step to advance a measure that would make medical marijuana expenses eligible for workers’ compensation and other insurance coverage. The measure ( A1708 ) would require workers’ compensation and personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance to cover medical marijuana under certain circumstances. It would also require beneficiaries to be ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Named to “Best Law Firms” 2021

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that our firm has been recognized in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers ! Our firm was awarded a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking, Best Lawyers ’ highest possible ranking, in two practice areas: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants Selection to “Best Law Firms” is one of the industry’s top ...
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  • Three Levinson Axelrod Results Named to New Jersey Top Verdicts & Settlements List

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. secured three results recognized among the largest in the state of New Jersey in 2019, according to the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual New Jersey Top Verdicts & Settlements list. The cases recognized by the NJLJ among the state’s largest results in 2019 include: $3.225 million (Slip & Fall): Partner Kimberly L. Gozsa secured a $3,225,580 verdict from a Monmouth County jury ...
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  • Result: Brian P. McElroy Secures $300K 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. Mr. McElroy was able to obtain our client the full extent of the defendant’s insurance coverage. Our client was stopped in traffic, when she was slammed from behind by another vehicle. As noted ...
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  • Consumer Alert: Peloton Issues Recall Affecting 27,000 Bikes

    If you’re a longtime Peloton user, it’s time to make sure your bike isn’t an accident waiting to happen. Peloton just issued a recall covering over 27,000 bikes it sold between July 2013 and May 2016. The culprit: PR70P Clip-In pedals. Over 100 consumers have reported incidents of pedals breaking during use, and 16 cases resulted in leg injury. Peloton is recommending all affected consumers stop ...
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  • Adam L. Rothenberg Appointed to NJ Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that Partner Adam L. Rothenberg has been appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee for its 2020-2022 term. Adam will serve as designee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Adam’s appointment to the Civil Practice Committee speaks volumes about the respect he has cultivated among his peers and the local judiciary. Committee ...
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  • New Jersey Releases COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

    On Thursday, October 1 st , the state of New Jersey unveiled its new coronavirus contact tracing app, which notifies users of potential exposure to COVID-19. The COVID Alert NJ app was created in partnership with Google and Apple, and is worth your consideration. According to the CDC , contact tracing is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep you, your family, and ...
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  • Michael Colacci Discusses COVID-19 First Responder Protections, New Mandates with Local Law Enforcement

    On Wednesday, October 2 nd , Levinson Axelrod Attorney Michael N. Colacci visited the Elmwood Park Police Department in Elmwood Park, New Jersey to deliver a presentation on new legislation that protects first responders seeking workers’ compensation benefits for COVID-19, as well as new mandates applicable to law enforcement. Mike covered several topics during his presentation to the Elmwood PD, ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Secures Workers’ Comp Benefits for Corrections Officer Who Contracted COVID-19

    In what may be New Jersey’s first court order awarding workers’ compensation benefits to an essential worker diagnosed with COVID-19, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Richard Marcolus recently prevailed in helping a New Jersey corrections officer secure benefits after contracting the coronavirus at work. The order, issued by a judge who commented that this was her first claim for benefits over ...
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  • New Report Details Benefits of Switching to Electric Vehicles in New Jersey

    Switching to electric vehicles could prevent numerous deaths and save the state of New Jersey billions of dollars a year, according to a new report released by the American Lung Association. The ALA’s electric vehicle report – The Road to Clean Air – details a range of public health and environmental benefits researchers say would likely accompany a switch from gas and diesel vehicles to electric ...
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  • Gov. Murphy Signs New Jersey Essential Worker COVID-19 Presumption Bill Into Law

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to report that Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that makes it easier for essential workers who contract coronavirus to receive workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey. The new law, which was signed on Monday, September 14, and is retroactive to March 9, 2020 , creates a rebuttable presumption that contraction of COVID-19 is work related. The law is a ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Secures 4 of New Jersey’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2019

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that our New Jersey personal injury lawyers secured four of the Top 100 largest verdicts in New Jersey in 2019 as reported by TopVerdict™, a service that reports on the largest verdicts and settlements in each state. TopVerdict’s annual lists include cases of all types tried in state and federal courts, and are compiled based on verified court records. ...
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  • Three Firm Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2021

    Three Partners from Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have been named to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © - Ronald B. Grayzel , Richard J. Marcolus , and James J. Dunn . This is the seventh, sixth, and fifth consecutive year of inclusion for each attorney, respectively. Ronald Grayzel: Recognized Since 2014 (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs) Richard Marcolus: Recognized Since 2015 ...
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  • Attorney Michael Colacci Delivers Presentation on Police Misconduct Investigations

    On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Michael Colacci presented to a group of law enforcement officers who work for various municipalities and county offices across New Jersey. The seminar was held at Morris County Park Police Department in Morristown and was titled “Investigating Police Misconduct.” Michael was a presenter in the afternoon portion of the program, where he ...
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  • $1.5M Settlement Secured by Brett Greiner Featured in New Jersey Law Journal

    A $1.5M settlement secured by Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Brett Greiner was recently featured in the May 11, 2020 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal . As reported in the NJLJ ’s “Suits & Deals” section, Brett negotiated the settlement in March on behalf of a client who was injured after the vehicle she was traveling in was rear-ended by a tow truck. The wreck occurred as Brett’s client was ...
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  • Result: Kathleen DiGiovanni Recovers $700K For Nightclub Assault Victim

    Kathleen DiGiovanni, an Associate at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. who works primarily from our offices in Howell and Belford, successfully negotiated a six-figure settlement for a client who was assaulted by security personnel at a local nightclub. The case stems from an incident in which our client, a practicing chiropractor from Monmouth County, had been attending a birthday party held at a nightclub ...
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  • 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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  • 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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