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Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Year: 2017

How to Stay Out of a Truck’s Blind Spots: 5 Steps According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 71% of people killed in big truck accidents are drivers and passengers of other vehicles (the people not in the truck). Likewise, 72% of all injuries are occupants of the other…

Texting and driving? Watch out for the Textalyzer! It all started with the death of 19-year-old Evan Lieberman in 2011, a young man who died in a tragic car crash in New York. At first, reports said that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Later, after the family did…

Facts About Head Injuries and TBI’s According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in America. A TBI occurs when there is some traumatic event (striking force, penetrating force, explosion or blast, etc.) causing the brain to experience…

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 30% of all trauma deaths include traumatic brain injury (TBI) as at least a contributing cause. This means that TBI is involved in some way in nearly a third of all people who die from a traumatic injury. This remarkable fact is…

Getting hurt in a car accident can be a serious inconvenience, especially when it happens on the way to work, school, or an important meeting. When you get severely injured by the negligence of another, it can be more than just an inconvenience, it can be life changing. Injuries can…

On September 20, 2017, a West Penn Power worker was seriously injured while working on power lines in Florida and helping with Hurricane Irma relief efforts, according to news reports by the Westmoreland Tribune. Electrical injuries are a major threat of severe storms. Following Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the U.S….

When someone is injured in a car accident, medical expenses can be significant. Health insurance often does not cover the medical expenses, and in a lot of cases, hospitals will not bill health insurance. Instead, they may place a lien on the injured person’s auto claim. This can be confusing…

In 2015 alone, distracted driving was responsible for 3,477 deaths in America, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It should come as no surprise that cell phones are one of the more common distractors. Fortunately, some cell phone manufacturers are facing the problem head-on…

This is a complicated question because there are so many factors to address. However, in general, the law is written to make a person “whole” again after an injury from a car accident in Long Island. So, when people are hurt in an auto accident, they have a number of…

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