Sep 27, 2022
The hot, hazy, and lazy days of August are here. For many, there’s no better way to spend a summer day than on the water or cruising the great outdoors. Joyful times can quickly turn deadly, however, if you’re not vigilant about safety – at all times. Whether you’re racing across the water or off-roading with your ATV, you should know how to keep caution and common sense top of mind.
Summer is synonymous with throwing the windows down and hitting the road. Despite increased costs at the pump, many Americans plan to travel. Unfortunately, summer is one of the most dangerous times to be driving, especially when long-distance travel might increase a person’s encounter with long-haul truckers. This month, you should know how to drive safely around semi-trucks.
Thousands of employers across the nation add a loophole to employment contracts called “forced,” “binding,” or “mandatory arbitration.” This fine print prevents employees from suing companies in court for discrimination, sexual harassment, and even assault, then prohibits victims from speaking publicly about their ordeals.
Lax safety measures, debilitating injuries, even worker fatalities – this month, you should know about the “Dirty Dozen,” a group of companies with a track record for jeopardizing the safety of their employees. Plus, tips on what you can do if you believe your workplace is dangerous.
When you buy insurance, you’re purchasing security. In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you trust the insurance company to be there when disaster strikes and help shoulder a potentially devastating financial burden. But too many insurance companies care more about profits than policyholders. They employ shady tactics to keep from paying legitimate claims, a practice we call The Three D’s.
Last November, a crowd crush at the Astroworld Music Festival killed ten people and injured over 300 others. Concertgoers pointed to lax security and an apathetic festival staff as the cause of this devastating event. While this was a prominent and documented example, negligent security can cause terrible consequences at small and large properties alike. This month, we demonstrate the various ways lax security can harm Americans anywhere.
State medical boards are responsible for disciplining physicians when they are found incompetent, mentally or sexually abusive, or have committed a crime. However, a significant body of research indicates that these regulators often look the other way. This month, we spotlight cases of doctors allowed to injure patients, sometimes fatally, due to gross negligence and poor regulatory oversight.
Americans who live in colder climates know that winter’s snowy, icy weather can create dangerous road conditions. But adverse weather can snarl traffic and cause serious accidents regardless of where in this great country you call home. Read on to learn how to protect yourself while driving at night, in the rain, or on black ice.
Dec 09, 2021
The personal injury attorneys at Petro Cohen, P.C. are sharing the 2021 Safe Toy Buying Guide in this month’s newsletter.
Nov 17, 2021
Did you know you may be personally responsible if you host festivities and a guest is involved in an automobile accident after leaving your home? Learn some common sense tips for avoiding preventable party mishaps.