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Jan 19

The Possible Benefits of Dash Cameras During a Car Accident

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Dash camera in a car in case of an accident on Long Island.

These days video cameras are basically ubiquitous. The availability of devices that take videos, most notably smart phones has already impacted many legal cases, often dramatically. One other type of camera that you have likely heard of or seen is…

Motor vehicle in Long Island with seatbelts not fastened.

We all know we should wear our seat belts. Not only is it the law, but it also drastically reduces the risk of serious or fatal injuries in the event of a car crash. But what if you were injured…

Dec 14
Person using ride app.

Since its inception, mega company Uber has faced a large number of lawsuits.  Last year alone, 60 lawsuits were filed against the company in federal court.  During that same time period, competitor Lyft was sued less than a third as…

Nov 21

Pop Quiz – Is It Safer to Back into a Parking Space?

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Crowded Long Island parking lot.

Car accidents occur all too often, and the chances are that you will be involved in a car accident at some point in your life.  While many accidents happen on roadways, you might be surprised to learn that the number…

Nov 15

What to do when you’re the victim of a hit-and-run?

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Victim taking a picture of car damages after a hit and run accident on Long Island.

According to a May 2016 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 15% of all fatalities from motor vehicle accidents in 2014 were pedestrians, up steadily from 11% in 2005. In addition, the NHTSA’s report stated that 18%…