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 […]

Injuries may not be obvious immediately after a Rochester car accident

by William Mattar | July 31st, 2018

When someone is involved in a car accident in Rochester, whether it is a minor fender-bender or multiple car crash, physiological and psychological states can go into hyperdrive. The brain “orders” the body to release chemicals such as adrenaline and endorphins to reduce pain, increase alertness and redirect energy to where it is needed most. […]

When to hire a car accident lawyer after a NYC accident

by William Mattar | July 30th, 2018

Suffering serious physical injuries is one reason NYC residents should hire a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Mounting medical bills and other damages can’t always be paid when an accident victim is recovering from broken bones, internal injuries or head trauma. A car accident attorney serving NYC residents has the knowledge and expertise […]

What are some reasons for a Syracuse pedestrian accident?

by William Mattar | July 26th, 2018

The latest statistics about pedestrian-vehicle accidents in Onondaga County, which includes Syracuse, found that 192 crashes involving injuries to pedestrians occurred in 2015. Fatal accidents totaled 6, while 29 pedestrian-vehicle crashes did not result in an injury. Some Causes of Syracuse Pedestrian Accidents Vehicles Making Left Hand Turns Just because a crosswalk has signals doesn’t […]