Car Accident

Distracted Driving Statistics

by William Mattar | June 12th, 2022

Distracted driving is not a good idea, but unfortunately iit happens every day on New York roadways According to CDC, an average of nine people die each day in the United States  due to distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2020 distracted driving claimed the lives of a whopping […]

Some Things to Know About Speeding

by William Mattar | June 11th, 2022

Every year speeding causes or contributes many fatal crashes in the US. Speeding causes or contributes to car accidents because it can reduce the amount of time a driver has to react to a dangerous situation on the roadway. If you have sustained serious injuries because of a speeding driver, you may be entitled to […]

How Can New Drivers Reduce the Risk of Accidents?

by William Mattar | June 10th, 2022

William Mattar’s New Driver Safety Campaign was launched to inform new drivers and their parents or guardians of the importance of safety behind the wheel. New drivers need to be prepared to navigate crowded highways. Safety tips and defensive driving courses can help teenage drivers avoid the risk accidents.  Parent-Teen Driving Agreements Help New Drivers […]

The Dangers of Driver Fatigue and Reduced Alertness

by William Mattar | June 7th, 2022

Fatigued driving poses a risk of danger on our roads. A fatigued driver can cause a severe accident, roll off the road, and cause injuries to themselves and others. That is because fatigue can reduce driver alertness. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a fatigued or drowsy driver, William Mattar, […]

Why It Is Important to Secure Your Load

by William Mattar | June 6th, 2022

June 6, 2022 is National Secure Your Load Day. Summer travel will soon be picking up, and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) wants to remind motorists to ensure any cargo being transported on their vehicles is secure. As car accident lawyers who have seen the devastation caused by an unsecure load, William Mattar, P.C. […]

Distracted While Driving: What are Some Common Reasons?

by William Mattar | June 2nd, 2022

Distracted driving is a major cause of road accidents and associated deaths experienced by motorists and pedestrians. Although potential distractions can arise while driving, drivers are required to maintain their attention and alertness on the road.  A 2019 CDC report revealed that 424,000 people experienced injuries and 3100 people died because of distracted driving accidents […]

Are New Drivers More Likely to Have Accidents?

by William Mattar | May 31st, 2022

Getting a learner’s permit, passing the road test, and obtaining a driver’s license can be exciting, but also comes with certain risks. With a new license, the driver  may feel an incredible sense of independence. Safety, however, should remain the number one priority. Driving can be dangerous, particularly for teens and new drivers. Studies indicate […]

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 […]