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Archive: Car Accidents

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Apr 11

What Can I Do to Help Limit Traffic Jams and Car Accidents?

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Long Island traffic jam.

As warmer weather approaches, both air and road travel will start to increase to a significant degree.  As a result of more vehicles on the road during the summer months, the potential for traffic congestion and car accidents also increase. …

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Mar 30

If Someone Steals My Car and is in an Accident, am I Liable?

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Car being stolen on Long Island.

In New York, if you permit someone else to drive your vehicle, in most cases your insurance policy will cover damages such as medical expenses and lost wages in the event that the borrower of your vehicle is in an…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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