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Ride Sharing vs. Traditional Taxis: How do Injury Insurance Claims Compare?

Ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber are aggressively expanding to new marketsthroughout the United States. These companies are directly competing with traditional taxi companies. The taxi companies, however, are fighting back with a strong public relations campaign painting the ride-sharing companies as a danger to the community as a whole, and the passenger in particular. Incredibly, […]

Weitz & Luxenberg Can’t Toss Woman’s $25M Fraud Suit

A Manhattan federal judge refused Friday to toss a $25 million fraud suit targeting Weitz & Luxenberg brought by a woman who says the plaintiffs firm took on her 20-year-old breast implant injury case against Bristol-Myers Squibb but allowed it to be dismissed without telling her. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein set up a briefing schedule that would […]

Two more crashes, four more deaths. Why are churches still using unsafe vans?

Decades of government advisories weren’t enough to save four people from being thrown from a 15-passenger church van that flipped on a Missouri highway this month. Three teenagers died. They were among eleven teens and two adults from Faith Chapel Assembly of God near Kansas City traveling to Arkansas when they crashed in southwestern Missouri. The driver and all other passengers were […]

More U.S. Kids Dying From Injuries

Murder, suicide, car crashes, and addiction have all contributed to a spike in deaths among U.S. children and teens in recent years, a government study suggests. The death rate for youth aged 10 to 19 rose 12 percent between 2013 and 2016, eroding a previous decline stretching back to 1999, according to the study from […]

Is the Legal Doctrine of ‘Res Ipsa Loquitur’ Losing Its Voice?

The Anglo-American legal doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself) began with an 1863 English case when a pedestrian was struck by a barrel of flour falling while being lowered from the upper floors of a warehouse that was entirely occupied by the defendant. The plaintiff could not present evidence of precisely […]

Could Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

The use of social media is becoming more and more common. In fact, as of January 2014, 74 percent of adults who used the internet also used social media sites, a Pew Research Center report found. (Since that time, it is estimated that that number has grown.) As social media provides a forum for individuals to share […]

Driving safely during the school year

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Safe driving should be the priority for drivers in New York, especially when the school year begins and traffic increases. When in heavy traffic, drivers should engage in the established safety practices like checking the mirrors and watching the taillights in front to anticipate dangers. Pedestrians and bicyclists can […]

Nationwide provides safe driving tips

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law New York drivers who want to reduce their chances of being in an accident will want to remember a few safety tips. While operating a vehicle, it’s important to focus on driving, drive defensively, plan ahead, and never neglect established safety practices. These practices include wearing a seat belt, […]

When people are injured working at a home

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law When people in New York are injured in an incident on someone else’s property, they may wonder who is liable for the resulting damages. This is especially true when it was the other party’s negligence that led to the injuries in the first place. One issue that can […]