Shifting Gears Into Spring – A Time to Ride

by William Mattar | April 19th, 2021

(William Mattar, P.C., 6720 Main St., Williamsville NY – Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome). Springtime is a time of possibility and rebirth. The ever-looming cloud cover that came over the region in October finally dissipates. The blistering wind replaced by a soft, balmy breeze. I like this time of year because sunlight […]

Tips to Help Prevent Distracted Driving

by William Mattar | April 16th, 2021

Distracted driving can be deadly. Every year in the U.S., thousands of people die in accidents involving distracted drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,800 people were killed, and an estimated 400,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes in 2018. The consequences of distracted driving may seem overwhelming. Continue reading to […]

How Many Car Accidents are Caused by Distracted Drivers

by William Mattar | April 16th, 2021

Distracted driving is dangerous. Every year, distracted drivers cause thousands of car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, an estimated 3,142 people lost their lives in distracted driving-related crashes in the U.S. – this is a ten-percent increase from the previous year. Read on to learn more about the hazards of […]

Are Smartphones to Blame for Distracted Driving?

by William Mattar | April 9th, 2021

Unfortunately, some drivers engage in distracted driving either out of habit or because they do not understand how dangerous it is to take their eyes off the road, even for a second. Smartphones can be one cause of distracted driving in. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, in the United States nine people […]

Should I Replace My Motorcycle Helmet After a Crash?

by William Mattar | April 7th, 2021

Motorcycle helmets are essential for any biker. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, a study found that helmets were 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. If you were in a motorcycle accident recently, you may be wondering whether you should replace your helmet. There is no substitute for reading manufacturer directions […]

William Mattar Television Commercial Selected as 2021 Golden Gavel Finalist

by William Mattar | April 6th, 2021

William Mattar law offices are thrilled to announce that the law firm’s “How Cool” television commercial has been nominated for a Golden Gavel Award. Presented by The National Trial Lawyers, The Golden Gavel Awards recognize the year’s best law firm advertisements. Winners will be announced during the annual Trial Lawyers Summit taking place May 6, […]

William Mattar Launches Drive Distracted, Lives Impacted Awareness Campaign

by William Mattar | April 1st, 2021

In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness month this April, William Mattar law offices is launching its Drive Distracted, Lives Impacted campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving – a problem for all drivers, especially teens and young adults. Severe crashes can be caused by distracted driving. Throughout April, William Mattar law […]

How Many Bicycle Accidents Happen Every Year?

by William Mattar | March 26th, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bicyclists are at a higher risk of crash-related injury and death than occupants of motor vehicles. The CDC reported almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in the U.S. in 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 846 bicyclists lost their lives in accidents in 2019. […]

Why Liability can be Confusing in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

by William Mattar | March 19th, 2021

Sometimes a car accident involves more than two vehicles, making it difficult to determine liability. Suppose you have been involved in a multi-vehicle crash. In that case, you may be facing concerns that include questions regarding which insurance companies should be put on notice, how you will be compensated for property damage or injuries, and […]

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

by William Mattar | March 12th, 2021

Some drivers and pedestrians think that pedestrians always have the right of way. Is this true? Both drivers of motor vehicles and pedestrians have rules to follow while using the road. Despite this simple truth, there is often a misconception that pedestrians always have the right of way. When Do Pedestrians Have the Right of […]