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Glossary: Damages

By William Mattar | May 23rd, 2022

Damages: Damages can include compensation awarded to a plaintiff after a car accident lawsuit or a pedestrian accident lawsuit. Damages are normally compensatory in nature; their purpose is to restore the injured person to the place they were in before the accident. In order to understand the damages you may deserve after an accident, you […]

Glossary: Bodily Injury

By William Mattar | May 19th, 2022

Bodily Injury: If you’ve purchased auto liability insurance or have attempted to make a third-party claim after an accident, you have likely heard of the term bodily injury, which refers to any sort of physical injury to the body. Bodily injury normally includes bodily harm, sickness, or disease, including resulting in death. Types of Bodily […]

Glossary: Accident

By William Mattar | May 17th, 2022

Accident: An accident is an unfortunate and undesirable incident that occurs unexpectedly and unintentionally. An accident can cause severe injuries, death, harm, and damage. NHTSA shows that around 31,720 people died from road crashes in 2021 between the months of January and September, an approximately 12% increase when compared with the first nine months of  […]

Insurance After an Accident in New York

By William Mattar | May 16th, 2022

The best method to deal with an automobile accident in New York is to prepare ahead of time and know what to expect. William Mattar, P.C. offers a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney to injured people who have questions or concerns about the accident and legal options available to them. When it […]

How Does New York State’s “No-Fault” Insurance System Work

By William Mattar | May 13th, 2022

Typically, when an motor vehicle  accident happens, the insurance companies of the drivers involved try to figure out who is to blame. It makes sense that someone responsible for an accident should have their insurance company pay for it. But when it comes to medical expenses and lost wages after a New York car accident, […]

What Happens if Someone Ran a Red Light in New York

By William Mattar | May 12th, 2022

Vehicle and Traffic Law 1111(d) provides that a failure to stop at a red light is against the law. If you were injured by a motorist who ran a red light, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can help you assemble evidence to help prove that the […]

Can I Claim Pain & Suffering For Cervical Strain After an Accident?

By William Mattar | May 10th, 2022

Someone injured due to a car accident will often seek medical treatment to determine the nature and extent of the injuries. Often, a course of treatment may begin at an urgent care facility or emergency room, where treating providers will ask some questions and perform a physical examination. In many cases, the provider may order […]

Christopher Gresham: Attorney and Biker on Motorcycle Safety

By William Mattar | May 9th, 2022

Christopher Gresham, Esq. is not only an accident injury lawyer at William Mattar, P.C., but he is also an avid motorcyclist, and serves as the National Executive Trustee for the Hogs and Heroes Foundation of America– a not for profit group of people and motorcyclists who help raise money for U.S. military veterans, police, firefighters, first […]

What Does No-Fault Car Accident Insurance Cover In New York State?

By William Mattar | May 3rd, 2022

No-fault vehicle insurance in New York is compulsory, compensating for certain economic losses including medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.  In New York, Who Is Eligible for No-Fault Benefits? Pedestrians, drivers, passengers, and household relatives can qualify as “insureds” under a standard New York no-fault insurance policy. Generally speaking, the insurance policy issued for […]

What is the Sudden Medical Emergency Defense?

By William Mattar | April 28th, 2022

The sudden medical emergency defense is a defense that at-fault drivers may invoke to achieve the dismissal of a car accident lawsuit. The defense is based on the premise that the defendant suffered from a sudden and unexpected medical emergency at the time of the incident and should accordingly not be liable. What Are the […]