Car Accident

Riding a Motorcycle with a Permit in NY: What New Motorcyclists Need to Know

by William Mattar | July 6th, 2021

If you want to obtain a NY motorcycle license, the first step in the process is to apply for a learner permit. Once you have your permit, you’ll be able to drive your motorcycle and gain the skills and confidence you need. If you already have a license to operate a car or passenger truck, […]

Does a Distracted Driving Ticket Affect Insurance? 

by William Mattar | April 23rd, 2021

Distracted driving can have severe consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 3,142 lives were lost in distracted driving accidents in 2019. Because of distracted driving concerns, states across the country have declared cell phone use illegal while driving. If you were pulled over for texting and driving or another type of […]

Tips to Help Prevent Distracted Driving

by William Mattar | April 16th, 2021

Distracted driving can be deadly. Every year in the U.S., thousands of people die in accidents involving distracted drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,800 people were killed, and an estimated 400,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes in 2018. The consequences of distracted driving may seem overwhelming. Continue reading to […]

How Many Car Accidents are Caused by Distracted Drivers

by William Mattar | April 16th, 2021

Distracted driving is dangerous. Every year, distracted drivers cause thousands of car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, an estimated 3,142 people lost their lives in distracted driving-related crashes in the U.S. – this is a ten-percent increase from the previous year. Read on to learn more about the hazards of […]

Are Smartphones to Blame for Distracted Driving?

by William Mattar | April 9th, 2021

Unfortunately, some drivers engage in distracted driving either out of habit or because they do not understand how dangerous it is to take their eyes off the road, even for a second. Smartphones can be one cause of distracted driving in. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, in the United States nine people […]

Why Liability can be Confusing in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

by William Mattar | March 19th, 2021

Sometimes a car accident involves more than two vehicles, making it difficult to determine liability. Suppose you have been involved in a multi-vehicle crash. In that case, you may be facing concerns that include questions regarding which insurance companies should be put on notice, how you will be compensated for property damage or injuries, and […]

Does a Car Accident Affect Motorcycle Insurance?

by William Mattar | February 26th, 2021

Many motorcyclists also own and use other vehicles, such as passenger cars, SUVs, and trucks. As a result, these motorcyclists likely have both car insurance and motorcycle insurance. If you are involved in a car accident and are also a motorcyclist, you may wonder if the accident will also impact your motorcycle insurance. The short […]

Can Spondylosis be Aggravated by a Car Accident?

by William Mattar | February 19th, 2021

A car accident can cause new injuries. However, a car crash can also worsen certain health issues that started before the accident. That can be the case in spondylosis, a back condition involving degeneration of the spine. While the impact of a car accident may not always cause spondylosis, people suffering from the condition are […]

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. […]