Motorcycle Accident

Riding Your Motorcycle in the Rain Can Pose Danger

by William Mattar | July 16th, 2021

Spring is a highly-anticipated season for many bikers. The weather changes, and it’s time to get back out on the road again. While spring weather can be warm and beautiful, that can mean rain and wet riding conditions. Rain is not snow or ice, but it can still be dangerous for motorcyclists, and sometimes it […]

Tailgating a Motorcycle Invites Danger

by William Mattar | June 25th, 2021

The headlights on your back. The distinct sound of the car’s pistons going up and down, clearly audible. The nervous apprehension: If I stop suddenly, will this car behind me have enough time to stop without crashing into the back of my bike? Why Do Some Cars Follow Motorcycle Riders Too Closely? I do not […]

Do You Need a Motorcycle License for a Moped?

by William Mattar | June 4th, 2021

A moped is classified as a “limited use motorcycle.” In New York, limited-use motorcycles can include mopeds, motor scooters, and other models of motorcycles with two or three wheels. For this reason, moped riders often must fulfill similar requirements to motorcyclists, including when it comes to driver licenses. If mopeds are a type of motorcycle, […]

What is the Difference Between a Scooter and a Moped?

by William Mattar | May 28th, 2021

It is easy to see why many drivers may choose a scooter or moped over a standard motor vehicle. Scooters and mopeds are a fun and unique form of transportation. Maybe you are interested in one of these two-wheeled vehicles but are not sure how they differ. Please keep reading to learn more about scooters […]

How Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

by William Mattar | May 22nd, 2021

When motorcycle accidents happen, the effects can be devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are roughly 27 times more likely than people in passenger cars to die in a traffic accident per miles traveled. Several factors can lead to a motorcycle crash, and some are more prevalent than others. Please continue […]

Illegal Dirt Bike/ATV Riding on Public Roads

by William Mattar | May 21st, 2021

Accidents between cars and dirt bikes/ATVs occur frequently. Riding a dirt bike or ATV on certain roadways, such as highways and residential streets, is illegal in New York, yet some riders choose to take their off-road vehicles onto public roads, sometimes resulting in accident injuries or even deaths. Continue reading to learn more about the issue […]

William Mattar Launches Be Nice Look Twice Campaign to Promote Motorcycle Safety Awareness

by William Mattar | May 3rd, 2021

William Mattar law offices launched its Be Nice Look Twice SM motorcycle safety awareness campaign to remind all drivers to be extra cautious as motorcyclists return to New York’s roads this spring. Accident lawyer, William Mattar, created this campaign to help reduce the number of accident injuries and fatalities involving motorcycles by encouraging motorists to […]

Raising Awareness and Here to Help You During Riding Season and Beyond

by William Mattar | April 30th, 2021

By William Mattar Spring is in the air. Go outside on a Saturday afternoon, and it will not be long before you hear the “Vroom” of a motorcycle engine in the distance. You know that deep, guttural sound that seems to carry for miles. After a long Western New York winter, that is just music […]

Shifting Gears Into Spring – A Time to Ride

by William Mattar | April 19th, 2021

(William Mattar, P.C., 6720 Main St., Williamsville NY – Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome). Springtime is a time of possibility and rebirth. The ever-looming cloud cover that came over the region in October finally dissipates. The blistering wind replaced by a soft, balmy breeze. I like this time of year because sunlight […]

Should I Replace My Motorcycle Helmet After an Accident?

by William Mattar | April 7th, 2021

Motorcycle helmets are essential for any biker. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, a study found that helmets were 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. If you were in a motorcycle accident recently, you may be wondering whether you should replace your helmet. There is no substitute for reading manufacturer directions […]