Car Accident

5 Common Causes of Teen Car Accidents

by William Mattar | April 2nd, 2020

Fatal car crashes are a serious issue, especially for teen drivers. Accidents involving teens can be devastating to families and destroy lives. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, about 300,000 teens were treated in emergency rooms due to injuries sustained in car accidents and approximately 2,364 teens were […]

Can a Car Accident Cause Schizophrenia?

by William Mattar | March 25th, 2020

Traumatic brain injuries can be a significant problem for those involved in serious car accidents. Head injuries sustained during a car crash can potentially lead to mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, or more serious mental health afflictions like schizophrenia. While the research on the subject is ongoing, there does appear to be […]

What to Write Down in a Car Accident

by William Mattar | March 16th, 2020

Being involved in a car accident may leave you feeling stressed and frazzled. Collecting information about your car crash may be an afterthought but it should be something you do if you are not seriously injured. If you are involved in a car accident, there are several things you should consider writing down after you […]

Can You Get Tinnitus from a Car Accident?

by William Mattar | March 5th, 2020

If you have been in a car accident where you have hit your head or the airbag deployed, you may experience “tinnitus,” or ringing in the ears. While tinnitus is not a life threatening injury, it may be distressing and impact a person’s quality of life. Here are some things to know about tinnitus, should […]

Who is At-Fault in a Car Accident T-bone?

by William Mattar | February 25th, 2020

T-bone car accidents (also called side-impact collisions) happen when the front of a car collides into the side of another motor vehicle. This type of car accident mainly occurs at intersections where one driver fails to yield the right of way to the other driver by ignoring a traffic light or stop sign. If you […]

What is Aggressive Driving?

by William Mattar | February 17th, 2020

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving is defined as “any unsafe driving behavior performed deliberately and with ill intention or disregard for safety.” Signs of aggressive driving can include different driving behaviors, such as tailgating, erratic lane changing, illegal driving on a road shoulder, passing where prohibited, reckless driving, failing to […]

Signs of Aggressive Driving

by William Mattar | February 7th, 2020

Driving can be frustrating. Between traffic, inclement weather and inconsiderate drivers, it can be downright nerve-wracking. Despite the stressors of driving, it’s always important to keep your cool and focus on the road ahead. Sometimes, however, your emotions can get the best of you. Look out for these seven signs of aggressive driving. Signs of […]

What You Can Do to Protect Your Teen Driver

by William Mattar | January 22nd, 2020

If you’re the parent of a teen driver, there are steps you can take to help protect them. And while teen drivers may not think they need protection, they do. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Board, traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 18. […]

New Child Car Seat Laws in New York State

by William Mattar | January 13th, 2020

On November 1, 2019, the rules governing child passenger safety in New York State changed. Under the new law, all children under the age of two must be in a rear-facing child seat when travelling in a motor vehicle. The state recommends that all infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing seat until they meet […]

New York’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements

by William Mattar | January 10th, 2020

Receiving a driver’s license in New York State takes more than just filing papers at the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you are a teenager who’s getting ready to drive, there are several things to know. Learner’s Permit Teens in New York can apply for a learner’s permit at the age of 16. The permit […]