Car Accident

How Pre-Existing Conditions May Affect Car Accident Claims

by William Mattar | January 15th, 2021

If you have been injured in a car accident, there is a chance that you may have a pre-existing medical condition. For example, you may have had a back injury or some other condition before the accident. Maybe the accident made your condition worse. If your pre-existing condition was impacted by the accident, this may […]

How Long Does It Usually Take To Settle a Car Accident Lawsuit?

by William Mattar | December 25th, 2020

Car accidents are one of the most common insurance claims made in New York City, as the city averages hundreds of car accidents per day. Each accident will involve insurance companies fighting it out to determine who is supposed to pay for things. Insurance companies don’t want to pay any more than is absolutely necessary. […]

When Should You Contact an Attorney About a Car Accident in New York City?

by William Mattar | December 18th, 2020

Deciding to hire a lawyer after a car accident is an important decision. There many situations where you need to proactively seek out a lawyer to get things squared away before the problem gets worse. You have to remember that insurance companies are not necessarily your friend. The insurance company–which may have treated you well […]

I Was Injured in a Hit and Run Accident and the At-Fault Driver Can’t Be Located. Now What?

by William Mattar | December 4th, 2020

In the blink of an eye your world can be turned upside down if you have been injured in a car accident. Lost work time, medical bills, and repair costs all add up quickly. When you have been injured in a car crash, few things can be more stressful than dealing with a situation where […]

How Many Car Accidents Does the Average Person Have?

by William Mattar | November 20th, 2020

Hundreds, if not thousands, of car accidents happen every day. We have gathered car accident statistics from across the United States. There are dozens of factors that come into play when determining how frequently an individual will get into an accident. We have outlined some of these factors below. How Many Car Accidents Per Year […]

Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney in New York City?

by William Mattar | November 13th, 2020

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury because of the actions or inactions of someone else in New York City, you might be wondering if you should consult a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a claim. If you want to explore a potential claim, you should consult with an […]

New Statewide Seat Belt Law Goes into Effect

by William Mattar | November 4th, 2020

In an earlier post, we discussed New York’s new law requiring all passengers age 16 and older to wear a seat belt when travelling in the backseat of a motor vehicle. This law went into effect on Sunday, November 1, 2020. The legislation was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in August 2020. Previously, passengers over the […]

National Teen Driver Safety Week

by William Mattar | October 22nd, 2020

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers (15- to 18-year-olds) in the U.S. Shockingly, about half of all teens will be involved in a car accident before they graduate high school. Needless to say, teen driving accidents and fatalities continue to be […]

What Happens If You Don’t File a Report After a Car Accident?

by William Mattar | October 2nd, 2020

If you have been in a recent car accident, it can be a frightening time. Even if you don’t suffer any injuries or end up in the hospital, a car accident can affect how you drive and your comfort level on the road. Aside from that, you have now got a few new things on […]

How Long Do You Have to See a Doctor After an Auto Accident?

by William Mattar | September 25th, 2020

An auto accident can be a very scary thing. Aside from an expensive auto repair bill, you could end up seriously hurt — and you might not even realize the extent of your injury. With a concussion or a tricky neck or back issue, the real damage could be felt years later, and may not […]