How drivers can avoid distracted driving accidents

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law  All drivers who share the roads in New York are at risk for becoming involved in car accidents, especially on streets that are particularly crowded and busy. However, there are some behaviors that drivers can learn to help them prevent a car accident. One of the easiest ways […]

Automated driving systems can miss roadway dangers

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law While electronic safety systems introduced into modern cars may give some New York drivers peace of mind, flaws in these systems can also cause risks to drivers and others on the roadway. For example, the technology in these cars may be unable to sense stopped vehicles. If drivers […]

Brain injuries are some of the worst car crash injuries possible

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law  Ideally, you would never have to worry about the consequences of a motor vehicle collision. If you are a safe driver, you may think your risk is relatively low. Sadly, a lot of the risk on the roads comes from other drivers and their poor decision-making. No matter how […]

Newly licensed teen drivers face many risks

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Teens are eight times more likely to get in a crash or near-miss collision in their first three months as licensed drivers than in the preceding three months. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the National Institutes for Health. The NIH has also stated that […]

August 2 the deadliest day for drivers in the U.S.

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Based on crash data spanning the years 2012 to 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was able to conclude that August 2 is the single deadliest day for drivers in the U.S. A total of 505 people were killed on America’s roads during that five-year period. Drivers […]

Three ways for homeowners to improve pool safety

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law New York residents with a swimming pool know that keeping it secure is a big responsibility. The CDC estimates that there are 7.4 million pools and 5 million hot tubs on residential and public properties in the U.S. It also claims that over 3,500 Americans die in non-boating […]

Far from rest areas, fatigued CMV drivers more liable to crash

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Back in November, researchers published a study in Accident Analysis & Prevention, and their conclusions should be of interest to commercial motor vehicle drivers in New York. Fatigued driving is a hazard of the trucking industry, and researchers have found that fatigue-related CMV crashes are more likely in […]

Agency develops new measurement of trucking safety

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Truck accidents can be particularly devastating for New York drivers on the road. Due to the size and weight of large semi-trucks, occupants of passenger vehicles are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer. This means that the Federal Motor […]

Truck crashes pose severe risk to passenger car occupants

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Truck accidents can be catastrophic and even deadly for occupants of other vehicles on New York roadways. Because of the weight and mass of tractor-trailers, a collision with a truck can have especially damaging, long-term effects. In addition, the size disparity means that the people in smaller vehicles […]