Posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 5:08 pm
A vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday, April 16 caused the death of one person.
The man was locked inside his truck and unable to get out, as he was blocked by the other vehicles. After being trapped in the truck for several hours and not getting treatment for his wounds, he succumbed to his injuries, police said.
According to State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman, the five-vehicle accident, which involved four tractor-trailers and a car, happened in Monroe around 1:40 p.m. The cause of the truck accident is unknown, as is whether the accident was the result of one wreck or multiple crashes.
Losing a loved one is difficult, especially when their death is the result of an unexpected accident. We send our thoughts and condolences to the friends and loved ones of the man killed in this tragic accident.
Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 6:42 pm
The New York Police Department is currently investigating the details surrounding the death of a 27-year-old man, whose name has been withheld until the authorities have notified his family, who died after encountering a traffic accident.
Police found the driver of a Nissan Murano unconscious after responding to a 911 call about an accident that occurred in front of 226-06 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Queens Tuesday, March 19.
The victim was brought to a nearby hospital, where he died a short while later.
Initial investigations uncovered that the driver was driving eastward when his vehicle lost traction, causing him to slam into a tree.
While the cause of the accident remains uncertain, vehicle defects can often result in serious accidents and injuries. The attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. are always ready to help those in this difficult situation.
Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
A minivan flipped over directly in front of the Bank of America building while making its way through the intersection of New Monmouth Road and Route 35 on the south side of Middletown, New Jersey, February 22. The accident involved at least two vehicles and led to the hospitalization of three people and substantial traffic delays.
Middletown First Aid spokesperson Beth Edwards said the minivan’s driver was unhurt and conscious when he was rescued by paramedics, but was taken to Riverview Hospital, along with two other drivers, transported in First Aid ambulances, for medical care.
Being involved in serious car accidents such as this can cause victims devastating physical harm and losses. However, when the accident is someone else’s fault, they may be responsible for covering the costs of any expenses accrued as a result of the accident. Call 800-346-5529 to better understand how you may be able to take this type of legal action against the person responsible for your accident. Our lawyers at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., may be able to help you obtain much-needed financial compensation.
Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
On January 13, 37-year-old Tom Jones was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Brandywine Highway and Frederick Street at around 6:30 p.m., as reported by Binghamton Police. He died on the scene after suffering from fatal injuries.
A woman was said to be driving the vehicle which hit Jones. This woman, whose name was not released pending further investigation, was initially cleared of driving under the influence by police. At the time of the accident Jones was crossing the intersection against the light and under less than ideal weather conditions. At the time of the police report, it was stated that the woman would have no criminal charges filed against her for the accident.
The thoughts of our team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A., are with the family and loved ones of Tom Jones.
Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 9:49 pm
New Jersey will receive aid from the federal government after a superstorm tore through the state, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.
Hurricane Sandy killed at least 12 New Jersey citizens after making landfall Monday night. The storm created high tidal surges that flooded coastal areas, destroying numerous homes and businesses.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been called to the area. It is currently assessing the storm’s damage and figuring out how best to distribute its aid. It will begin that process within the next 48 hours. The American Red Cross is providing needed help until FEMA’s deliberations are complete. However, New Jersey residents can already apply for aid that includes temporary housing, loans to help cover uninsured belongings, and help rebuilding homes.
The personal injury lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., hope you and your family made it through the hurricane safely and wish you a quick return to normal daily life.
Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 9:03 pm
The New Jersey Turnpike and I-195 were shut down for several hours yesterday after a fatal dump truck accident created a blockage and a fire.
Witnesses say the truck’s driver lost control after the tires blew out while traveling south on the New Jersey Turnpike. The vehicle was seen slamming into the median and flipping onto it. It slid atop the divider until it came to a stop under the I-195 overpass.
The dump truck caught fire with its driver trapped in the wreckage. The unidentified driver was killed, but no one else was hurt. The I-195 overpass will be reduced to one lane pending an investigation to determine any structural damage.
The truck accident attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., send their hearts out to the driver’s family in their grief over this tragic loss of life.
Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
The maker of anti-psychotic drug Risperdal have settled a lawsuit accusing it of using illegal methods to market the drug. The $181 million settlement is being divided among 36 states with New Jersey receiving $5.3 million.
Risperdal is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Lawsuits against Risperdal’s maker, Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc, allege the company made covert efforts, namely ghost writing articles in medical journals, to market the drug as a treatment for dementia. This practice is expressly prohibited.
Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, denies any wrongdoing in the matter and wants to move past the allegations now that they have been settled.
Manufacturers of all products, not just pharmaceuticals, are obligated to market their goods in a way that does not betray the public trust. If you have been hurt by a product as a direct result of deceptive marketing, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable. Contact the product liability attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529 to learn more.
Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 10:35 pm
This week, the state of Missouri’s supreme court has overturned a law that put a $350,000 limit on the amount of noneconomic damages medical malpractice victims can be awarded.
The law went into effect in 2005 to help fight the rising costs of malpractice insurance premiums that had doctors fleeing the state.
The limit on awards was declared unconstitutional by the Missouri Supreme Court for taking away from a jury’s power to assess facts and damages in medical malpractice cases. Missouri’s constitution states that jury trials are “inviolable.”
If you have been hurt by the neglectful actions of a medical professional contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 6:22 pm
The New Jersey Department of Transportation reports that a person is 48 times more likely to be injured than killed in a pedestrian accident.
Because of their more widespread incidence and their devastating consequences, pedestrian accident injuries are incredibly costly. Many of them lead to hospitalization and they sometimes lead to permanent disabilities.
An analysis of New York city pedestrian accidents showed that injuries cost it three times as much money as deaths. New Jersey is working hard to reduce the number of these kinds of injuries, which can save it a great deal of money.
While deaths may not be as monetarily costly to the the state, loss of life is unbelievably difficult for those who knew the deceased. If someone you care for was killed by a negligent driver, contact the wrongful death attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 10:08 pm
Information gathered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that 21 percent of all fireworks-related injuries damage a person’s eyes.
One in every six eye injuries caused by fireworks results in permanent vision loss or blindness. Bottle rocket accidents can completely destroy a person’s vision and while improper use of other fireworks can cause them to explode before the user is ready, leading to devastating injuries.
It’s very important to be sure you follow all instructions when using fireworks to prevent these kinds of injuries. Never allow children to use fireworks without immediate supervision.
With the upcoming holiday, firework use will rise for a few days. The personal injury lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., wish you a safe and happy Independence Day.