Car Accident

What You Need to Know About Points on Your Driver’s License

by William Mattar | February 24th, 2022

Maybe you’ve been caught speeding once or twice, used your cell phone while driving, have a bad habit of texting and driving, or you ran a red light. Any of these mistakes can have a detrimental impact on your driving record.  The DMV Driver Violation Point System The Driver Violation Point System was created to […]

What Is Car Liability Insurance?

by William Mattar | February 16th, 2022

Car liability insurance protects motorists and pedestrians after car accidents.  Types of liability insurance include: bodily injury liability and property damage liability coverage. To register a vehicle in New York State you need to have both types of coverage. It’s important to know how much coverage you need.  What is Bodily Injury Liability Coverage?  If […]

Who is Responsible After a Rental Car Accident? 

by William Mattar | January 10th, 2022

A rental car accident can be stressful and disorienting. After assessing the situation, you may wonder who is responsible for the rental car and paying for damages?  When you rent a vehicle, you must exercise due care to maintain the vehicle. If you get in a crash, what happens next will depend on who is at fault for the accident and what […]

Can You Get Compensation After a “Minor” Car Accident?  

by William Mattar | December 16th, 2021

If you have been in a car accident with a negligent driver, you may be wondering if you can recover compensation. Let’s suppose you were hit by an inattentive motorist and your car was not seriously damaged. Depending on certain factors – importantly, whether you were injured –you may still be able to recover damages […]

How to Stay Safe from Covid and Drunk Drivers on the Biggest Party Night of the Year

by William Mattar | November 22nd, 2021

New Year’s Eve may no longer be the biggest drinking day of the year. The day before Thanksgiving, referred to as “Drinksgiving” or “Blackout Wednesday,” is one of the biggest grossing nights for bars and restaurants. What makes this night so unique is the influx of college students home for the holiday—and their reunions with […]

When is a Pedestrian at Fault for a Car Accident? 

by William Mattar | November 17th, 2021

Pedestrians are vulnerable on our roadways. In New York, drivers have certain responsibilities to others on the road, including to always exercise caution around pedestrians and yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing a designated crosswalk.   Even though drivers have this duty of care, pedestrians have certain duties and obligations as well.   Pedestrians Who Break Traffic Laws  Like drivers, pedestrians must follow certain vehicle and traffic laws on the […]

How Does Drunk Driving Cause Accidents?

by William Mattar | October 25th, 2021

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) drunk driving claims one person’s life approximately every 50 minutes—which adds up to 10,000 lives lost every year. These incidents are preventable, but still happen. Motorists decide to get behind the wheel while drunk and cause serious accidents with other motorists, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. There are […]

What Weather Conditions Cause the Most Car Accidents?

by William Mattar | September 10th, 2021

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 21 percent of all motor vehicle crashes every year are weather-related. Many people assume snow and ice are the most dangerous types of weather to drive in. Winter driving can feel perilous. But the answer to “what weather causes the most car accidents?” may surprise you. The FHWA observed that […]

Who is at Fault in a Car-Bike Accident?

by William Mattar | September 2nd, 2021

Bicyclists involved in accidents with cars and other vehicles can be severely impacted and suffer serious injuries. If you are injured while bicycling, you may wonder who is at fault and whether you can pursue damages for your injuries. Fault in a car-bike is important because you may be entitled to compensation depending on who […]

What Happens if You Crash Your Financed Car?

by William Mattar | August 20th, 2021

Many drivers finance their car. When an accident happens, it can be difficult to know the implications. Will you owe money? If so, how much? If you have a car loan or finance agreement, that effectively means you do not own your vehicle outright. After an accident in a financed vehicle, next steps will depend […]