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New Leader of the Bar

Mr. Mendelsohn was recently named a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal.  This award was formerly referred to as the “Top 40 Under 40.”  The NJLJ explained it reasoning for Mr. Mendelsohn’s nomination as follows:

Mendelsohn is known at his firm as driven, aggressive and mindful that being a successful lawyer means more than just being a competent attorney, but being able to cultivate business. Over the last few years, Mendelsohn has originated numerous cases including class actions and is fast becoming one of the most prominent automotive class action attorneys in New Jersey. He has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for more than five million class members. Mendelsohn’s competency has been acknowledged by several federal judges and he has been appointed Lead Class Counsel in multiple high-profile consumer class actions in courts throughout the country. They include In re Nissan Radiator/Transmission Oil Cooler Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), consolidated actions from throughout the country brought on behalf of over one million vehicles owners related to a defect that results in catastrophic transmission failure. Mendelsohn was also recently appointed co-lead class counsel by Vincent Briccetti, U.S.D.J. In another case, Neale v. Volvo North America (D.N.J.), a nationwide class action involving defects in over a million Volvo vehicles, Mendelsohn has been appointed interim co-lead class counsel by Peter Sheridan, U.S.D.J. Other major cases are Faistl v. Energy Plus (D.N.J.), nationwide class action on behalf of consumers who were victims of Defendants’ “bait and switch” tactics regarding energy services, and Zakskorn v. Honda (C.D. Cal.), a nationwide class action relating to brake defects in over one million vehicles.

Scaffold Collapse

Our client was a sub-contractor working on a scaffold on a large residential construction site, when the scaffold plank he was standing on brake causing him to fall approximately six feet to the ground.  Despite the relatively short fall, our client sustained a fracture of his thoracic spine that left him paralyzed from the waist down.  In addition to an inability to use his legs, our client also suffers from urinary and bowel issues that will require lifetime medical care.

Through the use of various experts, we were able to argue that the scaffold and the plank were defective and should have been detected by the General Contractor on the job site.  We argued that his failure to recognize the dangerous condition was the proximate cause of our client’s injuries.

This case settled on the first day of trial for $7 million.  While our client would not trade the use of his legs for any amount of money, the settlement will allow him to live comfortably for the rest of his life and ensures that he can get the best medical care available.

Amtrak Derailment

Our law firm  is  investigating and filing claims on behalf of passengers who were injured or killed in the Amtrak train derailment that occurred on May 12, 2015 in Philadelphia.  If you or a loved one has has been injured or killed in this train accident, please contact us free consultation.

On May 12, 2015, an Amtrak train bound for New York  derailed outside Philadelphia, causing passenger cars to overturn. It has been reported that the train was travelling at approximately 106 miles per hour when it entered a sharp curve causing the engine and its cars to derail.  The Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was carrying about 240 passengers and five crew members at the time of the crash. This Amtrak crash killed several people and injured dozens.

The NTSB and FBI are investigating the crash. While the cause of the crash is still unknown, the New York Times reported that this derailment “took place in roughly the same area of track that was the site of one of the nation’s deadliest rail accidents” on Labor Day 1943 resulting in the deaths of 79 and injury of another 117.  It has also been reported that seconds before the crash the engineer engaged the train’s brakes, but it was already too late.

Can I File an Amtrak Derailment Lawsuit?

Our law firm can help determine whether you can file a lawsuit against Amtrak, the manufacturers of the train and potentially other companies.  It is important that you act quickly because there are deadlines that need to be met or you may be forever barred from bringing a claim.  If you or a loved one was injured in the Amtrak train derailment, contact our firm immediately for a free consultation.

Train Accident Law Firm

Mr. Mendelsohn’s law firm is one of the most successful trial law firms in the country, having obtained total verdicts and settlements in excess of $100 million from some of the largest companies int he world.  Mr. Mendelsohn’s law firm has also successfully recovered millions of dollars from various state and municipal entities related to their negligence.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in the Amtrak train derailment contact our Train Accident Attorneys today.  All lawsuits are being pursued under a contingency fee, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.