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  • Most Dangerous Counties in New Jersey for Fatal Traffic Accidents

    New Jersey, like any other state, sees its fair share of fatal motor vehicle accidents . Although preliminary statistics show there have been fewer fatal accidents so far this year than compared to 2017, that margin is slim. According to data from the New Jersey State Police, there were 386 deaths resulting from fatal traffic accidents on New Jersey roads as of September 24th, roughly 40 fewer ...
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  • Fatal Workplace Injuries in New Jersey: Data Reveals Occupational Risks

    Fatal workplace injuries steadily increased throughout the U.S., according to the most recently available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Aside from showing a 7% increase in workplace deaths from 2015 to 2016, the statistics also provide insight into a range of occupational risks faced by all type of workers in a range of industries. Below, our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. ...
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  • Warehouse Injuries: Protecting Your Right to Compensation

    Amid today’s growing consumer-based economy, warehouses and fulfillment centers have cropped up with increasing frequency throughout the U.S. In addition to traditional industries that utilize warehouses, these facilities now employ a substantial number of Americans. Those employees, however, face a number of risks in their day-to-day duties, as well as difficulties in securing the benefits and ...
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  • Beach Injuries: Summer Safety Tips

    Earlier this month, the New Jersey shore made headlines when a beach umbrella blown out of the sand by a gust of wind impaled a European tourist in the ankle. Another similar incident occurred the following week when a Maryland beachgoer was also impaled by a rogue beach umbrella. While the incidents may be getting coverage for their oddity, it is important to remember that enjoying time on the ...
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  • NJ Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling in Elevator Negligence Case

    On July 17, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an important ruling on an elevator negligence case that is likely to impact similar cases involving elevator accidents and complex issues of negligence and liability. In the case, NJ Supreme Court justices cited a previous case, Jerista v. Murray, in which the court ruled that a doctrine allowing a permissive interference of negligence against ...
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  • Jurors Surveyed Find Advantages to Technology in the Courtroom

    At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., our New Jersey personal injury lawyers are committed to providing the highest quality representation to victims and families who depend on successful outcomes in their personal injury cases in order to cover their damages and future needs. While this may mean investigating accidents to determine fault and liability and negotiating fair settlements with insurance ...
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  • New Jersey Becomes Second State to Mandate Individual Health Insurance

    Last month, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to enact an individual health insurance mandate into law, making New Jersey the second state in the country to require all residents to have health coverage or pay a penalty. The law will take effect on January 1, 2019, providing officials with ample time to educate residents about the new requirement. The bill signed by Governor Murphy, NJ A3380 ...
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  • "Click It or Ticket" Seat Belt Campaign Kicks Off Across New Jersey

    Wearing a seat belt in a motor vehicle is the law in New Jersey, and law enforcement agencies throughout the state are looking to remind local residents that not buckling up comes with a price – both in terms of increased risks of injuries, and fines. In a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, the state’s annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign is now in full effect ...
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  • High School Seniors Get Creative in Warning About the Dangers of Drunk Driving

    Drunk driving remains one of the greatest dangers on U.S. roadways – with nearly 29 people in the U.S. dying as a result of alcohol-related motor vehicle collisions each day. That’s equal to one drunk driving fatality every 50 minutes , according to NHTSA. With such alarming risks, educating young motorists about the dangers of impaired driving is one of the most powerful tools we have when it ...
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  • The Dangers of Keyless Cars: How Convenience Has Caused Dozens of Injuries & Deaths

    Keyless cars may have once been the makings of science fiction, but today are common features in numerous types of newer model motor vehicles. While keyless cars allow owners to power their vehicles on and off at the push of a button, rather than by the mechanical turning of a physical key, this convenience may not be as innocent as it seems. Unfortunately, keyless cars pose significant safety ...
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  • Wearing Yoga Pants, Athletic Clothing During an MRI Puts Patients at Risk, Doctors Warn

    Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a radiology imaging technique used throughout the world to create detailed images of the human anatomy, tissues, organs, and physiological processes related to various conditions or diseases. If you have ever had an MRI or know someone who has, you likely know it is commonly used to help medical professionals arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan for ...
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  • Costly Emergency Room, Health Care Services Can Create Sticker Shock for Patients - Even When They Aren't Treated

    There’s no secret that health care costs have become a hot-button issue in America. Today, the cost of health care in the U.S. exceeds $3 trillion dollars a year, and equates to roughly $10,300 per every person in the country annually (compared to just $146 per person in 1960). Although there are complex reasons for this unprecedented increase, including our reliance on private health insurance, ...
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  • Attorney Adam Rothenberg Provides Trial Tips on the Effect of Health Insurance Availability on Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Middlesex County Bar Association Newsletter

    Levinson Axelrod partner Adam Rothenberg was recently published in this month’s Middlesex County Bar Association newsletter in an article titled “Trial Tips: Health Insurance Availability and Its Effect on Future Medical Expenses”. “As recovery companies become more aggressive in chasing medical expenses and Medicare and Medicaid require set-asides, future medical expenses will become a bigger ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Partner Kimberly Gozsa wins in a New Jersey Supreme Court landmark Decision for the Plaintiff's Bar on Two Important Trial Issues

    The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously reached a momentous decision in the case Hayes v. Delamotte, where the Justices agreed with attorney Kimberly L. Gozsa that a videotape of a testifying doctor can be played back during closing argument and the out of court opinions of non-testifying doctors are not evidence for the jury. As such, Ms. Gozsa’s second trial verdict of $250,000 was reinstated. ...
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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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  • Attorney Brett Greiner Secures More Than $1 Million for Clients in October

    Two settlements Levinson Axelrod partner Brett Greiner secured in October totaled $1 million in recoveries for our clients. The first was a $650,000 settlement for an Edison man who slipped on a patch of ice outside of his apartment in the Trafalgar Gardens/Hilltop Estates complex. He suffered serious injuries including broken bones in his leg and arm in the fall. Brett prepared the case retaining ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod Selected to 2018 List of Best Law Firms

    We are excited to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has selected Levinson Axelrod, P.A. to the 2018 list of the Best Law Firms , a prestigious award limited to the most outstanding law firms in the nation. You can read all about this honor by checking out our press release here . At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have spent nearly 80 years ...
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  • Consent to Surgery Does Not Mean Consent to Malpractice

    An appeals court recently overturned a previous verdict that ruled against a plaintiff who suffered life-threatening complications during a botched colonoscopy. In their decision, they found that the use of her signed informed consent form was not proper. In the ruling handed down by the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division on Tuesday, July 25 to revive the case, the jury found that the ...
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  • The Dangers of Hospital-Acquired Conditions

    We trust medical professionals to take care of us in our time of need, and while they may be highly-trained individuals, that doesn’t mean they don’t make mistakes. Thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people die because of these mistakes every year. Hospital-acquired conditions, also known as never events, are difficult to track due to a lack of reporting from hospitals and other medical ...
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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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  • Attorney Ronald Grayzel Secures $1.9 Million Jury Verdict

    Levinson Axelrod attorney Ronald Grayzel recently secured a $1,989,000 judgment after a jury returned a verdict for his client for his client who suffered injuries caused by exposure to carbon monoxide fumes. The injuries occurred due to the negligent installation of a generator by defendant Express Automotive and Towing of Metuchen N.J. on plaintiff’s van which she used as part of her ...
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  • New Bill Makes It Easier For Employers to Hide Employee Injuries

    Late on Monday, April 3, 2017, President Trump signed new legislation that lessens reporting requirements for employers when their employees get sick or hurt while on the job. Last month, Congress voted to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations introduced under the previous administration that required employers in dangerous industries to keep accurate records of injuries suffered ...
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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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