Bicycle Accident

Some Things to Consider After a Bike Accident

by William Mattar | July 8th, 2020

As U.S. Cities become more bicycle-friendly by adding bike lanes and widening roadways, more bicycle riders are now riding in the streets. As bicyclists ride alongside vans, cars, trucks, and motorcycles, the number of accidents between bicycles and motor vehicles are on the rise. Bicycle accidents can be scary for all parties involved, but bicyclists […]

How do Bicycle Helmets Protect the Head in an Accident?

by William Mattar | May 14th, 2020

If you ride a bike, you have probably worn a bicycle helmet. You may have even fallen off your bike once or twice. Head injuries resulting from a bicycle accident are no joke and can result in serious debilitation or even death. With that being said, it is almost always a good idea to wear […]

Is Buffalo Safe for Bicyclists?

by William Mattar | March 6th, 2019

How does a city make itself safer for bicycling? Perhaps creating bicycle lanes on streets and more paved bike paths for rural adventures. The city of Buffalo has bicycle lanes on streets and paths for bicyclists to enjoy. But what can cause concerns for bicyclist safety? Road Construction While Buffalo is trying to add more […]

Buffalo Bicycle Injuries Happen in Bike Lanes

by William Mattar | December 24th, 2018

New York State has been investing in miles of new bike paths and bike lanes on public roads. Some of that investment has been happening in and around Buffalo. If you drive Buffalo roads, you may notice designated bike lanes (a diamond and an image of a bicyclist) painted onto public roadways. While these bike […]

1 in 5 Syracuse Bicycle Injuries Happen in Bike Lanes

by William Mattar | December 12th, 2018

Syracuse has 16.5 miles of on-road bike lanes designated for bicyclists. These lanes were designed to make it safer and easier for bicyclists to use Syracuse roads to get where they are going, but accidents do happen and they can happen in the bike lanes. Despite the efforts of the city of Syracuse to improve […]

Buffalo Biking Statistics Often Ignored

by William Mattar | December 7th, 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report that put the number of “pedalcyclist” deaths for 2015 at 818 for the country. There have been some complaints from Buffalo bicyclists that not enough has been done to make cycling safe. The Buffalo Bike Master Plan The City of Buffalo recently released the Buffalo Bike […]

Long Island biking statistics often ignored

by William Mattar | October 1st, 2018

The New York Parks and Long Island Region Safety departments report approximately 50 deaths to New York residents due to bicycle crashes and 2200 bicyclists New York bicyclists who require hospitalization for serious injuries. Brain injuries are responsible for about 40 percent of these hospitalizations. Overall, 75 percent of U.S. bicyclists hospitalized for head/brain injuries. […]

Rochester Bicycle Accidents Happen in Bike Lanes

by William Mattar | September 25th, 2018

Bicycle lanes are labeled clearly by painted-on bicycle symbols. They are assigned to the side of roads by white stripes meant to separate bicyclists from vehicle drivers. Bike lanes in Rochester allow bicyclists (not motorcyclists) to travel at different speeds. They also avoid interaction with car and truck drivers. In some cases, bicycle lanes are […]

Syracuse Bicyclist Safety Tips

by William Mattar | April 25th, 2018

While Syracuse offers many beautiful trails that are great for bicycling and hiking, those who bicycle for leisure or daily commute must deal with the problems posed by vehicles traveling alongside them. To help you stay safe while bicycling, here are some tips: ALWAYS wear a helmet. NEVER allow someone to ride behind you on […]

William Mattar: The Firm with the Focus

by Dawn Raub | February 6th, 2017

You’ve seen the tv spots and heard the radio commercials: Hurt In A Car Call William Mattar 444-4444.  Of course we are proud to say that we have helped thousands across New York State with automobile, truck and motorcycle accident injuries. But there is a new slogan that we have been sharing that brings it […]