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Statute of Limitations After Car Accident in New York State 

By William Mattar | August 13th, 2022

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury in NY?  In New York, the law generally provides you with three years from the date of an accident to file a claim for personal injury. This period can be much shorter, with even shorter notice of claim requirements, depending on the parties involved. At […]

Some Benefits of Defensive Driving Courses in New York

By William Mattar | August 12th, 2022

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”), some agencies are approved to provide accident prevention, or defensive driving, courses that can reduce points and lower insurance premiums.    New York’s Point and Insurance Reduction Program “PIRP” is a driver safety course that provides knowledge and techniques for safe driving, according to the […]

Can Move Over Laws Save More Lives? 

By William Mattar | August 11th, 2022

New York has a “Move Over” law that requires every operator of a motor vehicle to exercise due care to avoid colliding with an emergency or hazard vehicle parked, stopped or standing on the shoulder or on any portion of a highway. For operators of motor vehicles on parkways or controlled access highways, such “due […]

What Are Common Injuries After a Truck Accident? 

By William Mattar | August 10th, 2022

Many people are injured in vehicle crashes.  Some of these crashes involve a semi-truck. Semi-trucks are among the largest vehicles on the road. An accident involving such a truck can cause especially severe injuries that result in permanent disabilities Truck Accident Statistics  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration posts statistics on semi-truck accidents and bodily […]

Teen Driving Tips for Parents

By William Mattar | August 9th, 2022

Teenagers are understandably excited when they get their learner permit, which allows them to drive under certain circumstances, but this can be a stressful time for some parents. There are many reasons for this, including the unfortunate reality that the number of crashes and crash deaths involving teenagers is disproportionately high. While a new driver’s […]

Do Car Insurance Companies Hire Private Investigators After An Accident?

By William Mattar | August 8th, 2022

We understand how you may be feeling. You’ve just had an accident that wasn’t your fault. You’re dealing with the aftermath, including injuries and finances, when you learn that the at-fault party’s insurance company hired a private investigator to follow you around.  Your head will probably swirl with questions. How could this happen? Is this […]

Things to Know About Cell Phone Use on New York Roads

By William Mattar | August 7th, 2022

Using a cell phone while driving can pose a threat to everyone on the road. In fact, the most frequent form of distracted driving in New York State involves cell phone use, according to the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Motorists distracted by cell phones regularly cause accidents that result in serious injuries […]

Some Things to Consider After an Accident 

By William Mattar | August 6th, 2022

The days and weeks after a car accident can be a confusing time, especially if you suffered serious injuries. As an accident victim, the steps you take after a crash can significantly impact your legal rights and ability to recover compensation later on.  To learn more or to discuss the facts of your case with […]

Does Weather Impact Car Insurance?

By William Mattar | August 5th, 2022

Lake-effect snow, white-out conditions, black ice, high-wind warnings, and driving bans are all too common in this part of the state. While Western New Yorkers tend to pride themselves on an ability to handle winter weather conditions, do those conditions affect car insurance rates?    Car Insurance Rates and Bad Weather  According to the Insurance Information […]

“Liability” After a Motor Vehicle Accident in New York  

By William Mattar | August 4th, 2022

If you’re injured in a car accident and want to bring a claim for pain and suffering against the at-fault motorist, it’s essential to understand the concept of liability and the different elements of the negligence cause of action.  What Is a Liability?  A person can be liable when they can be held legally responsible […]