Trucking crashes can cause severe injuries

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law When drivers in New York share the road with large trucks, they may be concerned about the consequences of a collision involving one of these massive vehicles. When a fatal crash takes place involving both a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck, the fatality is a person in the […]

Large truck crashes increase in 2016

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law The number of fatal crashes involving large trucks increased by 3 percent from 2015 to 2016 according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Vehicles, people or objects encroaching into a truck’s lane were contributing factors to 76 percent of those accidents. These accidents were most likely to […]

Liver injuries may increase risk of death in an accident

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law New York drivers and passengers are encouraged to wear their seat belts at all times even if their vehicles have air bags. This is because individuals who wear one can reduce the odds of experiencing a severe liver injury in an accident by 21 percent. In a study […]

Construction accidents come from a variety of situations

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Every industry has hazards of its own. Construction is no exception. There are some specific things at the work site that pose risks to workers. It is imperative for the companies who employ these workers to ensure that these risks are minimized. Safety is a priority for these […]

Wearable devices may not make texting and driving safer

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Under New York state law, it is illegal to use a handheld device to text or make phone calls. Drivers can get around this law by using hands-free devices to chat while their vehicle is moving. However, a study from researchers at The University of Texas found that […]

Phone use while driving continues to be a problem

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law When it comes to driving safety, northeastern states such as New York have the worst overall scores compared to the rest of the nation. This is attributable to the prevalence of speeding and hard braking, according to driving safety app Everdrive. However, distracted driving from phone use is […]

Dog bite claims rise among homeowners

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Dog owners in New York should be aware of the dangers that their pet can pose to themselves, their family and others. Dog bite claims made up one-third of all homeowner liability insurance claims in 2017, with an average pay-out of just above $37,000. The American Veterinary Medical […]

Report identifies daydreaming as major road safety hazard

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Road safety experts often blame New York distracted driving accidents on the popularity of cellphones and other mobile electronic equipment. However, a study released by Erie Insurance to coincide with Distracted Driving Awareness Month suggests that daydreaming may actually be an even greater hazard for road users. Researchers […]

Autonomous vehicle makers questioned over forced arbitration

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Lawmakers including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have asked companies involved in the development of autonomous vehicle technology to clarify their positions on forced arbitration agreements. Questions have been asked about the safety of self-driving cars in the wake of an accident […]