Good driving habits in Albany starts with teens

by William Mattar | August 17th, 2018

We all know habits are hard to break. That’s why Albany parents should instill good driving habits in their teenagers years before they get their driver’s license. In addition, it’s the best way for parents to avoid spending many sleepless nights waiting for teens to return home safe and sound. Kids are keenly aware of […]

Hit-and-run claims in Long Island

by William Mattar | August 17th, 2018

Drivers causing accidents may flee the scene for several reasons–they have no driver’s license, they have no auto insurance, they are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or they know they have a warrant out for their arrest. Fortunately, Long Island police often track down and arrest hit and run drivers by using […]

Next steps following a Syracuse pedestrian accident

by William Mattar | August 15th, 2018

While every situation is unique, steps to take following a Syracuse pedestrian accident are essentially the same steps you should take after a car accident. As a general rule, call police/911, move away as quickly as possible from unsafe conditions, and contact your insurance company.  If you are hurt, you may want to call a […]

Syracuse motorists beware: Studies show an increase in motorcycle accidents in summer

by William Mattar | August 10th, 2018

Motorcycle enthusiasts wait all winter to return to the roads on their motorcycles. Unfortunately, when summer hits Syracuse with warm temperatures and sunny days, motorcyclists hit the roads in droves, increasing their risk of being involved in an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over 5000 U.S. motorcyclists were killed in 2016 […]

Rear-end car accidents on Long Island

by William Mattar | August 9th, 2018

Some Long Island drivers have been involved in rear-end car collision. While you can’t prevent someone from hitting the back of your car, there are some preventive measures you can take that reduces your risk of rear ending the car in front of you: Don’t Tailgate Leave plenty of space between your car and the […]

Will health insurance cover a Buffalo car accident?

by William Mattar | August 8th, 2018

New York is one of several states with a “no fault law” regulating car accidents and insurance coverage. Buffalo, and all NYS vehicle owners, are mandated to have no-fault insurance coverage. It means car insurance policies pay all or a portion of lost wages and medical bills even if the accident is the fault of […]

How likely is a Buffalo car accident?

by William Mattar | August 7th, 2018

Your chances of being in a Buffalo car accident depends on many factors, including where you are driving (road, busy street, highway, interstate), weather conditions, road conditions and even your state of mind. According to the Insurance Information Institute, your “one-year odds” for dying in a car accident is one in about 9000. Most Buffalo […]

How to prevent a Buffalo parking lot accident

by William Mattar | August 6th, 2018

Preventing a Buffalo parking lot accident can mean slowing down when driving in a parking lot, and remaining cognizant of people pulling out of parking spaces. Some parking lot accidents are minor fender-benders, and police are not involved. While every situation is unique, simply exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver and find […]

Syracuse beware: Truck Accidents are getting deadlier

by William Mattar | August 3rd, 2018

The NY DMV reports over 11,000 over-sized truck crashes were recorded in 2014, with 74 of those accidents involving fatalities. With summer now officially beginning, highway construction and repairs in and around Syracuse may cause issues on Syracuse roads. Why Do So Many Truck Accidents Result in Fatalities? Due to their heavy weight and massive […]

Some Causes of accidents at Syracuse Intersections

by William Mattar | August 2nd, 2018

Some Syracuse drivers disregard traffic laws. This is why many car accidents occur at intersections throughout the city of Syracuse every year. In addition to paying more attention to their cellphones or other digital device than the road in front of them, drivers who cause intersection accidents also tend to engage in some of these […]