Leonard Law Firm, PA: New Jersey Accident Lawyers
Our Verdicts & Settlements
Our team of experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Trial Lawyers have obtained
millions of dollars for our clients following all types of serious and
fatal accidents including car accidents,slip and fall accidents, premises
liability claims, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents,truck accidents, bus accidents, dog bites, sexual assaults,
work related accidents, road defect claims, medical malpractice claims,
nursing home abuse claims, product liability claims, train accidents,
boating accidents, and recreational accidents.
Find out what your case is worth here.
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Product Liability and Auto Accident
New Jersey Settlement and Judgement – Product Liability and Auto
Accident. A young boy while operating a motorized scooter was struck by
a motorist in Wayne, New Jersey. Our office filed a lawsuit on behalf
of the severely injured boy and his family against the driver, the helmet
manufacturer, local dealer, as well as the manufacturer of the scooter.
Our client sustained a significant
traumatic brain injury. We hired numerous experts to establish liability and the nature and extent
of his damages which required life long medical care.
Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk Driving Accident- A young woman was struck by a drunk driver while crossing a street in
Elizabeth, NJ. She sustained serious internal injuries and amputation
of her leg.
New Jersey Settlement –
– Woman in her twenties lost control on an icy road as a result of a
road defect. She sustained a traumatic brain injury. We worked closely with our clients'
traumatic brain injury doctors and rehabilitation counselor. We also hired
a professional engineer and accident reconstructionist to establish liability
against the responsible parties and a life care planner and economist
on the damage aspects of this catastrophic claim. The case settled at
the time of trial.
Workplace Construction Accident
New Jersey –
Construction Accident – Man in his mid forties from Newton New Jersey
sustained serious injuries while working at a construction site in Livingston,
NJ when he was struck by a backhoe operated by an outside contractor which
resulted in a cervical
and total disability. The defendants disputed liability and blamed our
clients medical problems on pre-existing medical conditions. We hired
various experts including a professional engineer, economist, orthopedist
and psychiatrist to help prove our clients case. After a lengthy trial,
the jurors returned a verdict in our clients favor. Partner Todd Leonard
was featured in an article in the New Jersey Law Journal about the verdict.
Read a news article about this lawsuit.
New Jersey Settlement – Premises Liability- A woman from Livingston,
New Jersey, in her fifties fell on defective curbing at a bank. She sustained
an ankle fracture and as a result of her diabetic condition she developed
complications which ultimately resulted in the amputation of her legs.
Automobile Accident Involving a State Vehicle
New Jersey Settlement – Automobile Accident involving a state vehicle–
Seventeen year old passenger from Elizabeth, NJ while in a state vehicle
sustained a traumatic brain injury and a cervical injury resulting in
when the vehicle lost control on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton,
NJ and overturned and he was ejected from the vehicle. Partner Todd Leonard
handled the case
. This case was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal, Read a news article
about this lawsuit.
Auto Accident – Wrongful Death
New Jersey Settlement – Auto accident –
– A 22 year old motorist was involved in fatal accident. Our client
filed a wrongful death claim including a survival action. We worked very
closely with an accident reconstructionist to establish liability against
the responsible parties. We also hired a pain and suffering expert, a
forensic pathologist, to document the survival claim.
Slip and Fall - Black Ice
- Our client, in her mid 20s, slipped and fell on black ice while on her
way to work.
She underwent both cervical and lumbar spinal fusions. We sued the property
owner and snow removal company . Both defendants originally disputed liability
and we engaged in extensive discovery
to prove our case, including hiring a weather expert, professional engineer,
and an expert on proper snow and ice removal procedures. The case settled
after a lengthy mediation session.
Premises Liability Accident
New Jersey Settlement-
Accident. Our client, from Wallington, New Jersey fell in the Riverside
Square Mall in Hackensack, New Jersey sustaining serious injuries to her
back, and was declared totally disabled by social security. The defendants
denied liability but we were able to prove that they were on notice of
multiple prior falls including another lawsuit. They also argued that
our client's medical problems were based on her prior car accident
and degeneration. We obtained medical reports from her treating doctors
to document how this accident worsened her pre-existing conditions. After
a lengthy mediation session we settled the case just prior to trial. This
case which was handled by partner Todd Leonard was featured in the New
Jersey Law Journal, which can be
New Jersey Settlement - Premises Liability - A woman in her forties from
Morris County slipped and fell at a local Morris County train station
sustaining serious injuries to her neck and back requiring surgery. Our
office sued New Jersey Transit and the snow plow company responsible to
maintain the area. The defendants disputed that they were at fault. We
hired experts to establish their negligence and document the full nature
and extent of her damages and losses. After extensive discovery the case
settled during mediation.
Truck Accident- Workplace Injury
New Jersey Settlement, Federal District Court Newark, New Jersey-
Truck Accident- Workplace Injury- A truck driver from Wharton, New Jersey in his 50s
sustained serious injuries to his back aggravating a pre-existing condition
when he was rear-ended by another tractor trailer. Our client required
a fusion of his back and also became very depressed due to his limitations.
The defendants argued that his problems were not from this accident but
from prior injuries. Our office hired various experts to prove that his
prior condition was worsened by this accident and that his economic losses
were substantial. Our office filed the case in Federal District Court
in Newark, New Jersey and the case settled after extensive discovery was
Wrongful Death- Workplace Injury- Product Liability
New Jersey Settlement – Wrongful Death- Workplace Injury- Product
Liability – A factory worker in his thirties was crushed to death
while using a defective product. Our office filed a wrongful death lawsuit
against the manufacturer, distributor and local dealer. We hired a professional
engineer to document the product defect and an economist to evaluate the
economic losses sustained by the estate. The Case settled during trial
in Newark, New Jersey.
Workplace Injury - Car Accidents
New Jersey binding Arbitration Award- Workplace Injury- Car Accidents-
A man in his forties from Middlesex County sustained serious injuries
in two separate car accidents while in the course of his employment. As
a result of these accidents he aggravated pre-existing conditions to his
back and injured his shoulder. He required a lumbar fusion and also shoulder
surgery. We engaged in extensive discovery and reviewed his entire medical
history to prove that the new accidents aggravated his prior conditions.
We settled with each of the insurance companies for the accidents for
their full policy limits and then proceeded to binding Under-Insured Motorist
Workplace Injury - Product Liability
Settlement – Workplace Injury -
– A warehouse worker who was in his early twenties sustained a crush
injury to his ankle and developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) when
a co-worker ran over his foot as a result of a defective fork lift. Our
office brought a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor
and local dealer.
New Jersey Settlement –
– A man in his forties from Middlesex County was struck in the rear
on the Garden State Parkway and suffered back injuries, which required
pain management injections and back surgery.
New Jersey Settlement – Automobile Accident – A man in his
forties sustained injuries to his neck which resulted in cervical surgery
when he was involved in an automobile accident in Middlesex County, NJ.
New Jersey Settlement – Truck Accident- Tractor trailer rear-ended
a woman in her fifties on Route 287 in Morris County, NJ. She sustained
injuries to her neck resulting in cervical
fusion. Case settled during mediation.
Workplace Injury – Premise Liability
New Jersey Settlement – Workplace Injury – Premise Liability-
A truck driver from Woodbrige, New Jersey, while picking up merchandise
at a warehouse in Edison, NJ slipped and fell on a wet floor during his
course of employment, resulting in back surgery. We hired a professional
engineer to analyze the cause of the accident and establish liability
against the owner of the property. The case was settled after mediation.
Accident – A woman in her twenties sustained serious injuries in
a motorcycle accident.
New Jersey Settlement – Automobile Accident – A teenager was
a passenger in a friend's car in Middlesex County, NJ which lost control
and struck a tree resulting in a serious bladder injury.
Warren County New Jersey Federal District Court, Newark, New Jersey Settlement - Truck
Accident- A man in his sixties from Pennsylvania, was rear ended by a
tractor trailer on route 78 in Warren County, New Jersey while in the
course of employement sustaining injuries to his neck and back. He had
underwent back surgery within a year of the accident and this accident
aggravated his pre-existing condition. He then was required to undergo
additional back surgery including a lumbar fusion with multi-level instrumentation.
Our office hired an economist to calcuate his wage and household expenses
losses and obtained other expert reports. The case settled during mediation.
New Jersey Settlement –
Injury – A man in his forties filed a lawsuit against his employer
as a result of sustaining serious personal injuries when he was given
a defective garbage truck to use in Oldbridge, NJ even though there was
a serious safety issues with the truck. Our office was successful in defeating
the defendant’s motion for summary judgment based on the worker’s
compensation bar since the employers conduct was so egregious. We hired
various experts to prove our case. The case settled after mediation.
Slip and Fall
New Jersey Settlement –
Slip and Fall
– A woman in her sixties from Elizabeth New Jersey slipped and fell
on ice on the sidewalk at her apartment complex in Elizabeth, NJ suffering
leg injuries resulting in a total knee replacement. We retained a liability
expert to establish liability.
Civil Rights Claim
New Jersey Settlement, Federal District Court Newark, New Jersey–
Civil Rights Claim – A Newark man in his forties was attending his
son’s hockey game in Newark, NJ when he was assaulted by an off-duty
police officer who was working for a security firm. Our client sustained
a significant ankle fracture resulting in multiple surgeries. Our office
had filed a suit based on violations of his civil rights under 42 USC
1983 as well as state law claims.
Product Liability - Workplace Accident
New Jersey Settlement - Product liability workplace accident- A man in
his 40s sustained serious personal injuries to his neck and vocal cord,
while in the course of employment in Rockaway, New Jersey , when he got
trapped in a machine. Our office filed suit against the manufacturer based
on claims that they placed a defective product into the stream of commerce.
We also sued the employer for discovery purposes to learn more about the
accident and the equipment. The defendant manufacturer denied liability
and our office engaged in significant discovery including taking the depositions
of numerous witnesses and defendant representatives. We also hired a professional
engineer to inspect the machine and all of the discovery exchanged, as
well as an orthopedist and vocal cord expert to assist our office in proving
our case. After an extensive mediation session with a retired judge, we
settled the case.
Wrongful Death - Trip and Fall
New Jersey Settlement - Wrongful Death - Trip and Fall - A Newark resident
in his early sixties tripped and fell at a commercial establishment in
Newark, New Jersey sustaining serious ankle fractures requiring multiple
surgeries. He developed Charcot joint and underwent reconstructive surgery.
Unfortunately, he died as a result of complications. The defendants disputed
liability and the causal relationship of the intial accident and his untimely
death. Our office retained multiple experts including a professional engineer,
economist, and orthopedic surgeons. The case settled during mediation.
Slip and Fall Accident
New Jersey Settlement –
Slip and fall accident- A woman in her forties who worked at a local supermarket, slipped and
fell on a wet floor during her course of employment sustaining injuries
resulting in neck surgery ( Cervical Fusion).
Wrongful Death - Road Defect
New Jersey Settlement Wrongful Death - Road Defect - A woman in her 60s
was killed while riding as a passenger when her vehicle lost control on
an icy road. Our investigation revealed that as a result of a road defect,
water would pond on the road causing it to freeze in the winter months.
The defendants disputed liability and blamed the decedent for the accident.
We worked closely with an accident reconstructionist and professional
engineer to establish liability. We also retained the services of an economist
to prove the estate's full losses. The case settled during mediation.
New Jersey Settlement- Pedestrian Accident- A nurse in her 30s sustained
serious injuries while walking in the crosswalk on her way into work at
Morristown Medical Center, in Morristown New Jersey. She sustained serious
orthopedic injuries to her leg requiring multiple surgeries and extensive scarring.
New Jersey Settlement – Product Liability - A man in his fifties
lost control of his vehicle and struck a wall sustaining serious personal
injuries. Our firm sued the manufacturer of the automobile due to a defect.
The defendant denied any responsibility but after we engaged in extensive
discovery and hired an automotive expert the case was settled at trial.
Accident – A woman in her fifties, from Essex County, was crossing
a street in Livingston, New Jersey and was struck by a motor vehicle that
did not see her, sustaining serious knee injuries including a tibia plateau
fracture resulting in multiple surgeries.
New Jersey Settlement –
– A middle aged woman from Middlesex County, fell as a result of
a defective step in an office building in Edison, NJ. She sustained injuries
to her back, resulting in back surgery( back fusion). The Defendants originally
denied liability, but after extensive discovery, including deposing the
defendant twice, the case resolved.
Amusement Park Injury
New Jersey Settlement – Amusement Park Injury – A woman in
her sixties from Elizabeth, New Jersey fell at Great Adventure as a result
of a defective walkway sustaining injuries to her eye causing loss of vision.
Roadway Defect - Wrongful Death
New Jersey Settlement – Roadway Defect - Wrongful Death –
An eighteen year old woman while on her way to college lost control of
her vehicle as a result of pooling/ponding of water in West Orange and
she was killed. The case settled during trial in Essex County, NJ.
Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice
New Jersey Settlement – Slip and Fall on
Snow and Ice
– A man in his forties slipped and fell while leaving a supermarket
in Middlesex County, NJ, on snow and ice during a snow storm sustaining
injuries to his neck aggravating a pre-existing condition resulting in
additional cervical surgery.