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Mar 16
Driver on Long Island lending their car to someone else.

One question we frequently receive from clients is if they let a family member, friend, or roommate borrow their vehicle, will they then be liable for damages if that individual gets into a car accident?  Unfortunately, there is no straight…

Mar 14

What To Do If You’ve Witnessed A Car Accident?

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
A witness of a car accident on Long Island speaking with police.

In 2014, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reported that nearly 300,000 auto accidents occurred that year.  Of those crashes, approximately 1,000 people were killed, and more than 160,000 people were injured.  National statistics reveal that an average…

Driver avoiding a car accident on Long Island.

Traffic safety experts have lauded radar based crash avoidance and auto-pilot systems as dramatic innovations in traffic safety.  Proponents of this technology emphasize that human error constitutes the most significant threat to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.  Substituting forms of self-driving…

Feb 2

So, You Were in A Car Crash, Now What?

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Man at a crash scene on the phone with Long Island car accident attorneys.

Unfortunately, traffic collisions are extremely common, however if you know the right steps to take, you can better protect yourself and your rights. So what steps should you take if you are involved in a car crash? Here a several…

Jan 26

Work-Related Car Accidents

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Businessman injured in a work-related car accident on Long Island.

Collisions involving motor vehicles make up a large percent of work place accidents, including a large number of very serious accidents leading to fatal injuries. About two out of five fatal work place accidents resulted from transportation related incidents in…