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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$29,500,000

Product Liability and Auto Accident

Passaic County 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.

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$3,500,000

Drunk Driving Accident

Judgment in Union County New Jersey– 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.

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$2,940,000

Road Defect

Warren County New Jersey Settlement – Road Defect – 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.

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$2,500,000

Workplace Construction Accident

Verdict in Essex County New Jersey – Workplace 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 fusion 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.

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$2,250,000

Premises Liability

Union County 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.

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$1,800,000

Automobile Accident Involving a State Vehicle

Passaic County 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 a cervical fusion 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.

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$1,365,000

Auto Accident – Wrongful Death

Warren County New Jersey Settlement – Auto accident – Wrongful Death – 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.

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$1,100,000

Slip and Fall - Black Ice

Middlesex County - 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.

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$1,000,000

Premises Liability Accident

Bergen County New Jersey Settlement- Premises Liability 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 viewed here.

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$1,000,000

Premises Liability

Morris County 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.

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$945,000

Truck Accident- Workplace Injury

Morris County 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 exchanged.

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$825,000

Wrongful Death- Workplace Injury- Product Liability

Essex County 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.

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$800,000

Workplace Injury - Car Accidents

Middlesex County 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 Arbitration.

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$750,000

Workplace Injury - Product Liability

Hudson County Settlement – Workplace Injury - Product Liability – 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.

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$750,000

Auto Accident

Middlesex County New Jersey Settlement – Auto Accident – 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.

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$740,000

Automobile Accident

Middlesex County 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.

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$725,000

Truck Accident

Morris County 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.

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$700,000

Workplace Injury – Premise Liability

Middlesex County 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.

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$692,000

Motorcycle Accident

Judgment in Union County New Jersey- Motorcycle Accident – A woman in her twenties sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident.

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$680,000

Automobile Accident

Middlesex County 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.

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$650,000

Truck Accident

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.

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$630,000

Workplace Injury

Middlesex County New Jersey Settlement – Workplace 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.

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$625,000

Slip and Fall

Union County 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.

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$620,000

Civil Rights Claim

Essex County 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.

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$600,000

Product Liability - Workplace Accident

Morris County 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.

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$600,000

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.

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$600,000

Slip and Fall Accident

Morris County 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).

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$500,000

Wrongful Death - Road Defect

Hunterdon County 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.

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$500,000

Pedestrian Accident

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.

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$500,000

Product Liability

Essex County 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.

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$485,000

Pedestrian Accident

Essex County Settlement – Pedestrian 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.

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$460,000

Premises Liability

Middlesex County New Jersey Settlement – Premises Liability – 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.

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$450,000

Amusement Park Injury

Union County 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.

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$385,000

Roadway Defect - Wrongful Death

Essex County 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.

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$360,000

Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

Middlesex County 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.

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