Car Accident

Slippery Roads Can Cause Rochester Car Accidents

by William Mattar | October 7th, 2019

There are reasons why a driver might not be able to steer their car to safety, and one factor is slippery roads. If Rochester drivers are aware of what causes roads to become slick, then they may be able to avoid a potential accident. Black Ice Black ice can occur when the weather is cold […]

Does Drowsy Driving Cause Albany Car Accidents?

by William Mattar | September 30th, 2019

According to AAA, nearly 9.5 percent of all traffic accidents in the United States are caused by drowsy drivers. While the news headlines are often filled with stories about distracted drivers, the reality of drowsy driving is sometimes overlooked. The Realities of Drowsy Driving in Albany Drowsy driving puts everyone at risk. When a drowsy […]

Edward Gibson Presents Onondaga County Defensive Driver Class

by William Mattar | September 30th, 2019

William Mattar car accident injury attorney, Edward Gibson, recently spoke at two separate sessions with Onondaga County employees, in a safety-focused class on defensive driving.  Mr. Gibson addressed driver inattention as a major cause of accidents and as a major source of liability for drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents.  He explained various types of […]

Buffalo Fall Driving Tips

by William Mattar | September 23rd, 2019

There are plenty of resources available with advice on how to drive in a Buffalo winter, but the fall in Buffalo can be just as treacherous for drivers. Fall in Buffalo means school is starting, lots of rain, and leaves covering the ground with a potential to become slip and fall hazards. If you are […]

Are Car Accident Settlements Taxed in New York State?

by William Mattar | September 16th, 2019

After you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New York State, you may have plenty of questions. Your immediate health is a priority, but after you’ve completed your insurance settlement negotiations, there are other concerns, too. Your Car Accident Settlement After an accident happens, it’s critical for you to […]

How to Choose the Best Lawyer After a Syracuse Car Accident?

by William Mattar | September 9th, 2019

You have just been involved in a Syracuse car accident and just got looked over by an emergency medical technician. Your next step may be to hire a Syracuse injury attorney, but you are not sure which one you should hire. Once you set up your personal appointments, there are things you should look for […]

I Was Injured in a Rochester Car Accident by an Uninsured Driver. Now What?

by William Mattar | August 22nd, 2019

The moments right after a car wreck can be terrifying. You’re shaken up, possibly injured, and may be worried about any passengers. For most people, the next step after checking for personal injuries is to exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what happens if the other driver doesn’t have insurance? Ascertain Fault for […]

I was injured in a Buffalo Bus Accident. Now What?

by William Mattar | August 12th, 2019

Many Buffalo residents rely on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) for transportation to work, appointments and just getting around town. In addition to NFTA buses, drivers and pedestrians contend with school buses and specialty buses meant to transport the elderly or disabled. Unfortunately, bus accidents are all too common in Buffalo, usually causing serious […]

I Was Injured in a Buffalo Car Accident by an Uninsured Driver. Now What?

by William Mattar | July 29th, 2019

Most drivers assume if they are involved in a car accident in Buffalo, their damages (whether property, physical or both) will be paid by the at-fault driver’s auto insurance. After all, car insurance is mandated in the state of New York. Driving without car insurance is against the law and could result in losing your […]

Is Speed a Factor in Some Buffalo Car Accidents?

by William Mattar | July 25th, 2019

Buffalo is an area with a wide variety of challenges for even the safest drivers. When a Buffalo car accident occurs, investigators will look at every possible angle to try and determine exactly what happened. As a Buffalo driver, you should be aware of the common factors that cause car accidents and learn how to […]