NHTSA to hold summit on drugged driving

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Car accidents caused by drivers who are under the influence of drugs are on the rise in New York and across the United States, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to do something about it. On March 15, the federal agency will host a summit designed […]

Senate bill would mandate side guards on tractor-trailers

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Each year, more than 200 Americans die when their vehicle slides beneath the side of a tractor-trailer truck. These types of accidents, called “side underride” collisions, are especially deadly because they can shear off the top of the car, causing severe head trauma to the driver and passengers. […]

The dangers of overloaded tractor trailers

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Truck accidents in New York and around the country often involve overloaded semi-tractor trailers or commercial vehicle drivers who failed to adequately control their fully laden vehicles. Loaded tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds without violating state or federal safety laws, and that amount of weight […]

Driving with large trucks

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law York drivers may be reluctant to share the road with big rigs. Their unwieldy size and propensity for moving back and forth between lanes can make driving on busy highways and roads nerve-wrecking. However, there are some things people can do to make driving alongside the large vehicles […]

Falling ice during thaws could result in premises liability

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law The winter in New York brings with it all kinds of serious risks. The potential for motor vehicle crashes increase due to holiday drinking, as well as inclement weather that can leave roads slippery and dangerous. Sidewalks and parking lots can become risky places if ice and snow […]

What to do around aggressive drivers

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law New York drivers often encounter others on the road who are aggressive or downright angry. Sometimes, offended drivers will become angry and also give in to road rage, increasing the chances that both of them will get in an accident. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. […]