Do I Need a Lawyer for a Long Island Car Accident?

by William Mattar | April 18th, 2018

A car accident lawyer represent Long Island victims who have been seriously injured in automobile accidents. Legal representation allows accident victims to seek and receive maximum compensation for their damages. Unless you hire a car accident lawyer to oversee your case, as a Long Island accident victim, you will have to do the following by […]

What Is Liability in a New York City Car Accident?

by William Mattar | April 17th, 2018

If you cause a car accident in New York City, you could be held liable for financially compensating victims of the accident suffering physical injuries and other damages. Although NY is a “no-fault” car insurance state (i.e., your car insurance is responsible for paying some lost wages and medical expenses matter who is at fault), […]

Explaining SUM Insurance Part 2

by William Mattar | April 4th, 2018

As explored in our last entry, uninsured motorist (“UM”) and supplementary uninsured motorist (“SUM”) insurance coverage act like safety nets, protecting you and your family. A new law enacted December 18, 2017 has changed – we believe, for the better – the process by which motorists can purchase SUM/UM coverage. The change, which applies to […]

Explaining SUM Insurance Part 1

by William Mattar | March 29th, 2018

Every week, we spend hours in our cars; commuting to and from work; running errands; making trips. Unless you live in major metropolitan area – where public transportation rules, and car ownership is more bane than blessing – your car is a sort of gateway to the world. Auto insurance is a form of financial […]

GM Self Driving Car

by William Mattar | March 27th, 2018

As explored in previous entries, the rollout of self-driving vehicles has been, and will continue to be, an incremental one. The seemingly unstoppable introduction of these driverless drones will unfold slowly, one small step at a time. With over 260 million passenger vehicles on U.S. roadways, it is hard to execute a wholesale swap-out; there […]

Syracuse Truck Driving Safety Tips

by William Mattar | March 20th, 2018

Commercial trucks and passenger buses on Syracuse roads serve an important role in society, transporting goods to stores and people to their destinations. But driving a small sedan or coupe in their midst, can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are a few things you […]

After a Rochester Car Accident

by William Mattar | March 16th, 2018

One second you are traversing a familiar road; the next you are on a stretcher, being taken to the emergency room. The moments following a Rochester car accident can be chaotic and hectic. The first priority is obviously your health and wellbeing. You should contact emergency personnel, or arrange for another motorist or a bystander to contact […]

Buffalo Winter Driving Tips

by William Mattar | March 14th, 2018

As you probably know, Buffalo has a reputation for rough winters. We take pride in our ability to withstand blistering winds, and lake-effect snowfall. But a Buffalo winter bring snow and ice, and that snow and ice end up on our roadways. We depend on these roadways to get to and from work, and otherwise […]

Have You Changed the Oil in Your Vehicle Lately?

by William Mattar | March 13th, 2018

Ask any Syracuse auto mechanic and they will tell you “old” oil can harm your engine. New oil will penetrate all engine parts, avoiding — or at least reducing — friction between moving parts. It contains fresh, strong molecule chains that prevent active engine parts from scraping and eroding when the engine is in operation, […]

How to Handle Aggressive Drivers in Rochester

by William Mattar | March 8th, 2018

Aggressive Rochester drivers come in all shapes and forms, but generally fall into two categories: those who are angry at the world and those who are simply having a bad day, choosing, unwisely, to take out frustrations on other drivers. Occupying a motor vehicle can provide a sense of anonymity and lack of accountability that […]