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Fire & Ice Extravaganza Once Again Chaired by Car Accident Attorney William Mattar

by William Mattar | February 9th, 2018

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council (GNFC) will be holding one of its largest annual fundraising events, Fire and Ice, which will take place on Thursday, March 22nd at the Hotel at the Lafayette, 391 Washington Street Buffalo 14203, from 6pm to 9pm. Fire & Ice celebrates the Scouting experience and the positive impact Scouting has […]

January is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month – A Reminder from Auto Injury Attorney William Mattar

by William Mattar | January 18th, 2018

January is Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Awareness Month in the state of New York. The law offices of William Mattar would like you and your family to be aware of this lethal gas and its harmful effects. Amanda’s Law: The Hansen Family from West Seneca, NY worked very hard to get Amanda’s Law passed in […]

New York Car Accident Attorney William Mattar’s Safe & Sober New Year’s Eve Program Enters 10th Year.

by William Mattar | December 26th, 2017

The law offices of William Mattar are proud to team up with Designated Drivers of Buffalo for the 10th annual William Mattar Safe and Sober Free Ride Home Program this New Year’s Eve. The program provides a safe ride home for both driver and vehicle this New Year’s Eve, with pickups originating within the city […]

New York State and the Self Driving Car

by William Mattar | November 10th, 2017

Governor Cuomo recently announced that, during a year-long pilot program, New York will allow testing of autonomous driving technology.   Under the program, if the application of a manufacturer of “autonomous vehicle technology” — which queries “date and time”; “origin and destination”; “sequence of roads . . .”; and “total routing distance in miles to […]

When can I buy a self-driving car?

by William Mattar | October 19th, 2017

An article in USA Today cites, “Three stages before cars are fully self driving,” breaks the transition to autonomous cars down into three stages. While, according to the article, developers are “truly are on the cusp of the kind of automation that signals that the future has arrived, one in which a car actually makes […]

Buckle Your Belt Classroom Contest Winners

by Dawn Raub | October 16th, 2017

Getting back to school in the fall is always a busy time. Teachers getting classrooms ready, parents and students working to get back into the routine, and here at William Mattar it’s a busy time for us, too. Before the start of the school year, we held our Pencils 4 Schools campaign which has brought […]

Will Self-Driving Cars Make Roads Safer?

by William Mattar | October 5th, 2017

As outlined in a number of previous entries, the proponents of self-driving cars argue that their widespread use will drastically reduce the number of collisions and, as a result, injuries and deaths resulting from such collisions. A recent study by the RAND organizations casts some doubt on this assumption—or at least posits that such an […]

William Mattar Goes Pink for October

by Dawn Raub | September 29th, 2017

The William Mattar blue logo goes pink in a big way to support the fight against breast cancer during the month of October. The motor vehicle accident law firm that focuses on helping those seriously injured after car and truck accidents goes pink across the board on their website, television advertising, and social media. William […]

Autonomous Autos to Navigate with ‘Lidar’

by William Mattar | September 21st, 2017

As examined in a previous blog entry, autonomous vehicle rely on an array of technologies—from cameras to sensors to more sophisticated “lidar”—to navigate roadways. An article in Fortune, “What Happened When Ford Tested Its Self-Driving Car in Total Darkness” explores just how advanced self-driving technologies have become. The article discusses a “recent test at Ford’s […]

Autonomous Car Liability

by William Mattar | September 21st, 2017

A law review article published in the Southern Methodist University Science and Technology Law Review makes the novel argument that “[l]aws governing canine ownership are a good model on which to base laws governing autonomous cars.” While it may seem implausible to compare a sentient animal—a dog—to the motions, sensors and axels of an autonomous […]