Larger vehicles provide more crash protection for passengers

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Most New York motorists hope they never get into a car accident. Unfortunately, collisions are often inevitable. That’s why it’s important to have a safe vehicle. According to data from the Highway Loss Data Institute, some cars protect drivers and passengers better than others if that dreaded day […]

Truck driver safety: its highs and lows by state

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law New York residents should know about some analyses made by two fleet management systems providers. In the first, a company analyzed the behavior of drivers from more than 6,200 of its fleets, including small and midsize businesses with anywhere between 2 and 200 work trucks, including commercial motor […]

Pedestrians must be careful crossing roads and sharing the street

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Walking remains one of the most popular methods of transportation in New York City. Thanks to heavy traffic and the ready availability of safe sidewalks, most people choose to walk at least some of the places they travel on any given day. Of course, there are many benefits […]

Travelers Institute touches on summertime distracted driving

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Experts have already shown that distracted driving is a major issue in New York, as in every other state, but the issue only gets worse in the summer. This may be because there are more people on the roads who are going on road trips and vacations. The […]

There may be a place for car insurance in the future

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Drivers in New York may have heard reports saying that insurance companies will experience a sudden decline in revenue once driverless cars become more mainstream. A 2016 report from Morgan Stanley predicted that by 2040, the insurance industry would contract to only 20 percent of what it is […]

What a slip and fall entails for business owners

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Business owners in New York, even those who run a small business, know how costly it can get to uphold their duty of care to customers and employees. They must ensure that all entrants are safe when on their property, so there is the cost of maintenance and […]

Brake inspection spree for CMV drivers set for September

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law From September 16 to 22, commercial motor vehicles across New York and the rest of the U.S. will be subjected to a brake inspection spree. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducts this inspection spree, called Brake Safety Week, once a year as a way to ensure that truckers […]

July Fourth, the deadliest holiday for car crashes

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Fourth of July is the deadliest day of the year for motorists in New York and throughout the country. The IIHS studied the five most recent years that have accurate fatal car crash data (2010 to 2014), finding that […]

Roller coaster crash in Florida now under investigation

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Residents of New York may have heard about the roller coaster accident that occurred at an amusement park down in Daytona Beach. The incident is still under investigation, so the details are still few. On the night of Thursday, June 14, the Sand Blaster ride derailed and caused […]

Increased drug use documented among drivers killed in crashes

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law People in New York generally associate alcohol use with impairment that makes driving dangerous. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association has documented a rise in the presence of opioids and marijuana in drivers who perished in car accidents in 2016 compared to 10 years earlier. Although […]