No school means more kids at play: how to avoid a car accident as Long Island schools let out for the summer

by William Mattar | May 25th, 2018

Residential streets in Long Island will soon be active with children playing and riding bikes with their friends. Drivers should realize and understand that kids are focused on one thing–having fun during school vacation–and take extra care when driving on roads after school ends for the summer. Remaining vigilant for children running out from between […]

What can I do if I was a passenger in an Albany car accident?

by William Mattar | May 24th, 2018

Passengers involved in Albany car accidents have the same rights as driver when it comes to litigation for injuries. Also, unless passengers contributed to the accident or failed to wear a seatbelt, they are typically entitled to recover the full amount of damages suffered after a car crash. If you were a passenger in an […]

Good driving habits in Syracuse starts with teens

by William Mattar | May 22nd, 2018

Syracuse parents typically think that once they teach their teens how to drive, they no longer have any influence on the teen’s driving habits. Good driving habits in Syracuse can begin with teens observing their parents practicing good driving habits. If you are a parent who is going to teach your 16 year old to […]

What is liability in a Long Island car accident?

by William Mattar | May 21st, 2018

Long Island drivers causing a traffic accident may be considered “liable” for damages caused by other drivers. To be held liable, the driver must have engaged in reckless or negligent activity resulting in the accident. Examples of reckless or negligent driving behavior include driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, speeding and disobeying traffic signals and laws. […]

Some Rochester drivers exhibit these poor driving habits

by William Mattar | May 18th, 2018

Some Rochester drivers unfortunately practice the same poor driving habits seen across the U.S. According to a 2014 report regarding accidents in Rochester, 12 people died in fatal crashes, two involved drunk drivers and four fatalities were pedestrians. The risk of a fatal accident can be reduced if motorists refrain from the following driving behaviors: […]

Will my Health Insurance cover a NYC car accident

by William Mattar | May 17th, 2018

New York State is one of several states that have no fault insurance laws. If you are a resident of NYC/NYS at the time you were injured in an accident, it is likely that your automobile insurance will pay your medical bills, no matter who is deemed “at fault” for the accident. The “no fault” […]

Are smartphones to blame for distracted driving in New York City?

by William Mattar | May 16th, 2018

Smartphones are one cause of distracted driving in New York City. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, in the U.S. nine people are killed every day in accidents involving distracted drivers. Distracted driving can be visual, manual or cognitive. Visual distracted driving happens when NYC drivers take their eyes off the road, even […]

How likely is a NYC car accident?

by William Mattar | May 15th, 2018

The New York City Police Department reports nearly 19,000 accidents occurring between January and March 2018. The report shows you may be more likely to be involved in a NYC car accident if you are driving a passenger car or sports utility vehicle. More drivers than passengers suffered fatal injuries in NYC accidents and the […]

Does my car have a recall?

by William Mattar | May 14th, 2018

The website provides a vehicle identification number (VIN) tool to help car owners find out if their vehicle is under a recall. By entering the VIN number assigned to your vehicle, you can learn if that vehicle has been subject to a recall during the last 15 years. This VIN tool also covers incomplete […]

Can double checking your mirrors before switching lanes lower the amount of Albany car accidents?

by William Mattar | May 11th, 2018

Imagine you are driving home from work on an Albany highway. The sun is shining and you can’t wait to fire up the barbecue when you get home. You are thinking about how good those hamburgers will taste with melted cheese and chopped onions. Now, when was the last time you looked into your rearview […]