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Settlement from a rear end motor vehicle collision in which plaintiff required surgical intervention to his lumbar spine.
Successfully defended Z.V. from a charge of tailgating and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle within a Municipal Court in Middlesex County. Mr. Kessous resolved the matter from a seven (7) points of tickets to a single zero (0) point amendment of fines only.
25-year-old motorist proceeded through an intersection at a green signal when another vehicle, failing to yield, turned left in front of him causing the collision. Victim sustained multiple injuries.
Successfully represented R.Q.M. in a Municipal Court in Union County. R.Q.M. was charged with DWI offense after a motor vehicle accident and purportedly had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) reading of .18, well over 2x the legal limit. Mr. Kessous was able to have the reading excluded based on technical issues learned by Mr. Kessous during his participation as one of only a few litigants in the landmark State v. Chun DWI Supreme Court case years earlier. It was in the Chun matter that the parameters for the utilization of breath tests from the Alcotest were defined.
Plaintiff was driving when the defendant made a left turn striking her vehicle. Plaintiff sustained injuries to her neck and back requiring neck and back surgery and accepted policy limits of $500,000.
Represented a client accused of Driving with Suspended Driving Privileges, James J., in a municipal court in Somerset County. As a 5th offender, Mr. J was susceptible to thousands of dollars in fines, assessments, insurance surcharges, and increased insurance expenses, an additional 6-month suspension, and a mandatory 10 days jail. Despite the difficulties with the case, Mr. Kessous was able to resolve the matter to a negotiated plea to a minor document violation of failure to produce a license. This penalty carried only a fine of $183.
Successfully represented A.M. in an MVC/DMV matter. A.M. was facing an administrative suspension of his driving privileges for no fewer than six (6) months for operating a motor vehicle during a period of prior suspension. Mr. Kessous was able to timely object to the suspension and demand a hearing. It was at this hearing that Mr. Kessous raised legal issues that resulted in a compromise with the MVC/DMV to suspend A.M.’s privileges for only fifteen (15) days rather than the initially decreed six (6) months.
43-year-old truck driver traveling straight when struck by a vehicle who lost c control of their car. Accident resulted in injuries to the victim’s arm, leg, and back.
44-year-old tenant slipped and fell on the stairs at her apartment complex due to the apartment owner’s failure to properly clean the snow off of the stairs. She sustained lower back injuries.
41-year-old motorist struck whose vehicle was struck in the rear resulting in spinal injury.
38-year-old passenger traveling through an intersection when the oncoming (policy limit) vehicle made a left turn in front of the vehicle the passenger was in resulting in the accident. The passenger sustained injuries to his head, back, and shoulders.
17-year-old passenger in a friend’s vehicle when the friend tried to pass a tractor trailer on the left causing him to lose control and the car overturned. The passenger sustained injuries to his head, back, and a torn ligament in his knee.
Represented a prior workers’ compensation client in the Woodbridge Municipal Court for a 3rd offense violation of Driving with Suspended license privileges, Mark D. He was susceptible to 6 months additional loss of his driving privileges, thousands of dollars in fines, assessments, surcharges, and increased insurance costs as well as a mandatory 10-day jail sentence. The client initially was inclined to proceed pro se. Concerned for our client, we persuaded him to allow us to represent him. Ultimately, we obtained a complete dismissal of the charges based on the State’s inability to timely produce certified MVC proofs of timely Notification of the suspension.
30 year-old laborer suffered severe head and neck injuries in a forklift accident that was not properly maintained while working. Read more…
Successfully represented A.H. in a Municipal Court in Mercer County. A.H. was charged with Speeding 108 mph a 65 mph zone as well as careless driving. The speeding ticket carried with it five (5) points as well as a possible suspension of driving privileges for up to six (6) months while the careless driving ticket carried two (2) points. Mr. Kessous was able to persuade the State and the Court to dismiss the careless driving ticket and amend the speeding ticket to 80 mph on a 50 mph zone, merely a four (4) point violation, without any suspension of the Defendant’s driving privileges despite the high speed.
Successfully defended R.D., an elderly gentleman, for a DWI violation in a municipal court in Middlesex County. Mr. Kessous was able to obtain a dismissal of the DWI charge after successfully arguing that purported observations of intoxication were actually the result of a urinary tract infection.
Plaintiff slipped and fell on snow in her apartment complex resulting in low back injuries requiring pain management and lumbar surgery.
25-year-old laborer suffered severe burns on over 70% of his body from an industrial accident while working.
Successfully represented I.V.O. in a Municipal Court in Ocean County. I.V.O. was charged with a DWI and other related offenses and had a reported BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .25, more than 4x times the legal limit. The defendant was also facing criminal charges as it was alleged after he lost control of his vehicle and flipped it, he attempted to run away on foot from the police. Aside from the ordinary penalties he was facing, I.V.O. was also facing immigration consequences as he was not a U.S. Citizen. Mr. Kessous discovered that one of the officers involved in the investigation was subsequently terminated from the police for drafting fraudulent police reports. As Mr. Kessous pointed out to the State and the Court that the core police report for this investigation was also drafted by this officer, the State, and the Court were persuaded to dismiss all charges rather than compel this tainted officer to be susceptible to rigorous and experienced cross-examination.
Plaintiff was driving on Somerset Street when another vehicle ran the stop sign on Oak Street causing a collision. Plaintiff sustained disc injuries to her neck requiring multiple pain management procedures and cervical spine surgery.
22-year-old motorist struck by a waste management truck while stopped at a red light, resulting in injuries to his back.’
59-year-old store clerk at Macy’s was on her way to the food court in the mall before her shift started to get coffee. As she was walking up the ramp to the food court, she slipped on the recently mopped tile floor. The incident resulted in injuries that required surgery.
Successfully represented D.H. in a Municipal Court in Somerset County. D.H. was charged with a 3rd offense of operating a Motor Vehicle while using a Cell phone. As a 3rd offender, D.H. was susceptible to a fine of no less than $600 to $800 and three (3) points against his driver’s license as well as discretionary suspension of up to ninety (90) days. Mr. Kessous was the first attorney to persuade the municipal prosecutor and the sitting judge of that court to allow the charge to be amended to a zero (0) point ticket of unsafe driving with a fine of $439.
31-year-old man who was cut off by another car causing his car to flip over. He sustained head injuries, facial injuries, and half of his pinky finger was amputated.