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  • IKEA Recalls More Furniture Over Tip-Overs & Child Injury Risks

    IKEA is again recalling furniture sold in its U.S. and Canadian stores over risks that they can easily tip over and cause child injuries or death. Here are a few details about the recall : WHAT: The latest recall, issued by IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 4, 2020, is for IKEA’s KULLEN 3-drawer chests sold at IKEA stores and online at IKEA-USA.com between April 2005 ...
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  • Case Result: $325K Settlement for Walkway Trip & Fall Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Brian P. McElroy, Esq. recently secured a $325,000.00 settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after tripping and falling over a cracked residential walkway. The defendant-landlord conceded that the condition of the walkway was his full responsibility. As noted in court documents, the incident occurred in June of 2016 when our client, a 50-year ...
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  • Jessica Bland Reaches $400K Settlement in Truck Accident Case

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Jessica R. Bland recently resolved a trucking accident case for a client who suffered injuries and a subsequent infection after she was involved in a multi-vehicle accident caused by a landscaping truck. According to court documents, Jessica’s client was injured in a four-vehicle collision when a landscaping truck struck her vehicle in the rear as she was exiting ...
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  • Case Result: $410K Settlement for Parking Lot Trip & Fall Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Kathleen M. DiGiovanni recently secured a $410,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after tripping and falling over a wheel-stop located in a parking lot near an entrance of a day care center. As noted in court documents, the incident occurred in January 2016 when our client, a 58-year-old woman, tripped and fell over a low-lying cement ...
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  • Mark Kuminski Secures $300K for Parking Lot Pothole Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Managing Partner Mark Kuminski has secured a $300,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was injured after stepping into a pothole. As noted in court documents, Mark represented a tractor-trailer driver who was harmed in the course of making an after-hours delivery at a warehouse. Records show the man had stepped into a pothole in the warehouse parking lot while descending ...
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  • Workers’ Comp: New Jersey Hand & Foot Bill Signed into Law

    After more than a decade of ups and downs in the Legislature, state lawmakers and advocates have finally succeeded in passing critical legislation to improve benefits for New Jersey workers who lose function of all or part of a hand or foot in workplace accidents. In addition to that measure – known as the Hand & Foot Bill – Governor Phil Murphy also signed off on legislation – the Collection ...
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  • Should Employers Pay for Medical Marijuana? New Jersey Appeals Court Says Yes

    An appeals case drawing attention for its unusual subject matter and potentially large impact on the state’s workers’ comp system asks an important question: Should employers in New Jersey be required to reimburse injured workers for their medical marijuana expenses? In the Court’s opinion, yes. The ruling – published January 13, 2020 by the Super Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division – upholds ...
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  • NJ Assembly Votes for Hand and Foot Bill A-1110 for Workers’ Comp

    On Monday, December 16 th , the full NJ Assembly voted on the Hand and Foot Bill, or A-1110, to help improve the benefits available to injured workers suffering from serious hand or foot injuries. The bill, which has been in the works for 10 years, was released from the Assembly Labor Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee, and faced a final vote and signature to be released in mid-January. ...
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  • The Dangers of Texting and Driving

    Distracted driving, in any form, can be extremely dangerous and may lead to a deadly crash. Texting and driving, however, is a particularly poignant hazard, especially now that the practice seems to be so commonplace, and so deadly. At least 3,166 people died in 2017 due to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , and a total of 9.5% of all fatal ...
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  • Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Named a Tier 1 Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2020

    Since 1939, our firm has provided top-notch legal support to the wrongfully injured in New Jersey and beyond. Our diligent work has earned us multiple awards and recognitions throughout the years, including a recent ranking from the well-respected legal rating service, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Levinson Axelrod, P.A. was named a Tier 1 firm for Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs and ...
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  • October Is Residents’ Rights Month at Nursing Homes

    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) was founded in 1975, as a response to widespread concerns about nursing home care standards. Committed to honoring the dignity of seniors and disabled adults who live in long-term care facilities, Consumer Voice has designated October as Residents’ Rights Month to inform the public about appropriate nursing home care. At ...
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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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  • NJ Officials Call Attention to Beach Umbrella Injuries

    Beach days are meant to be filled with fun and relaxation in the sun, but a number of risks present on public beaches can quickly turn an enjoyable day into one marred by preventable accidents and injuries. As we’ve discussed on our blog, that includes hazards associated with water safety, rip currents, sun and heat exposure, and even sharks . However, there’s another danger beachgoers may all too ...
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  • Shark Week 2019: Shark Attack / Beach Safety Tips

    Shark Week 2019 is upon us, and while one of TV’s longest-running and most anticipated summer series brings us remarkable insight into the mysterious world of these underwater creatures, it can surely create some genuine scares as well. Whether you’re a Shark Week fan or anyone who patronizes local New Jersey beaches, shark attacks and beach safety should be taken seriously. Here are some tips for ...
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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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  • $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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  • 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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  • Post-Crash Photos of Shirtless Auto Wreck Survivors Raise Seat Belt Awareness

    In an era of social media and the constant onslaught of photos and posts, striking imagery serves many purposes. From capturing the nearly unimaginable beauty of places we’ve never been to displaying the daily demands of life or serving us ads, photos can send powerful messages – at least some of the time. There’s plenty of selfies and shirtless photos out there too. Though the shirtless selfie ...
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  • Attorney Kim Gozsa Secures $3.2 Million Jury Verdict for Slip & Fall Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Kim Gozsa recently obtained a $3.2 million dollar verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident at an outlet shopping plaza in Jackson, New Jersey. The recovery provides welcomed relief to our client, who endured considerable pain and suffering and incurred extensive medical bills, and is an important reminder for property owners to take ...
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  • Nine Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorneys Named to 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists!

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is pleased to announce that nine of our firm’s New Jersey Trial Attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers ® Magazine! Considered one of the top honors in the legal profession, selection to Super Lawyers’ annual listings is awarded to attorneys who have secured demonstrated success in their particular areas of practice, widespread respect among their ...
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  • Patrick J. Flinn Settles Construction Debris Accident Claim, Secures $150,000 for Elderly Victim

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Attorney Patrick J. Flinn recently resolved a personal injury claim for a client who was injured as a result of a fall caused by construction debris. The six-figure settlement was secured prior to trial. The case stems from an incident which took place near a construction worksite in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. At the time, the defendants were in the process of building ...
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