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Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Year: 2019

Amazon is having a rocky time in New York City as workers from the online retailer’s Staten Island distribution center protest poor working conditions, and dozens of NYC elected officials have demanded more information about the reports of dangerous working conditions in the Amazon warehouse. This all comes after Amazon…

The holiday season is approaching quickly, and that means you will soon have many more toys around your house. As a parent, be vigilant about the toys that enter your home to ensure that they are safe for your children. A toy can malfunction, it can contain toxic or tiny…

Data compiled by the United States Department of Transportation reveals that there was an “unprecedented crime wave” on cruise ships in the summer of 2019. These occurrences saw 35 sexual assaults, which impacted 27 passengers. The majority of these cruise ship incidents happened on Carnival Cruise Line Ships. Compared to…

Winter is here, and if it is not your first winter in the Northeast, you know bad weather is on the horizon. Snow, ice, and puddles on the roadway can make it more difficult to navigate and increase your chance of being involved in a collision and potentially suffering an…

Simple Tips for Safe Holiday Decorating About 14,000 people are treated in the ER each year due to injuries caused by holiday decorations, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports. A lot of these injuries are due to fires and falls. In fact, the CPSC also reports that between 2010…

Real Christmas trees make the house smell great throughout the holidays and can really bring that extra bit of holiday charm. Unfortunately, Christmas trees can be hazards, particularly when they become very dry. When a dry Christmas tree is combined with hot lights, fireplaces, and other sources of heat, it…

As the presence of Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing vehicles continue to grow on New York streets, the likelihood of car accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers also increases. You could be hit and injured by an Uber or Lyft driver or a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle hit by another…

People across the country are starting to become more aware of the danger of concussions in sports. The focus of this awareness has been on professional sports, such as the NFL players who are now filing lawsuits against the league. Now, though, high school students and their parents are starting…

It is once again that time of year. The holidays are coming up, and Americans everywhere are preparing their vacation requests, the children are dreaming of presents, and employers are coordinating their annual holiday parties. While not all companies host big parties at the year’s end, many still do. In…

For many of us, it is a daily or at least frequent occurrence that we pass through automatic doors. There are several reasons why these doors are so common. For one, many retail stores have automatic doors. Two, there are many different types of automatic doors including revolving, sliding, swinging,…

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