Motorcycle Accident

Common Causes of Albany Motorcycle Accidents

by William Mattar | November 19th, 2018

In 2012 there were thousands of motorcycle accidents throughout the state of New York. Albany is the capital of New York and the city proper is home to around 100,000 New Yorkers. The number of Albany motorcyclists getting involved in accidents each year is concerning. However, drivers can help start lowering the number of accidents […]

Long Island motorcycle dangers

by William Mattar | November 14th, 2018

Long Island motorcyclists can’t always avoid being involved in an accident but there are things they can do to increase safety and make quick but informed decisions while operating a motorcycle. Long Island has many beautiful motorcycle routes. Unfortunately, some dangers faced by Long Island motorcyclists  are caused by vehicle drivers. Top 5 Reasons for […]

The Aftermath of a Long Island Motorcycle Accident

by William Mattar | October 9th, 2018

According to the New York State Department of Health, approximately 166 people die in motorcycle crashes each year on New York public roads. Not only that, but approximately 11 people are treated for motorcycle accident injuries in New York State every day. Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons ranging from motor vehicle negligence to careless […]

Syracuse motorists beware: Studies show an increase in motorcycle accidents in summer

by William Mattar | August 10th, 2018

Motorcycle enthusiasts wait all winter to return to the roads on their motorcycles. Unfortunately, when summer hits Syracuse with warm temperatures and sunny days, motorcyclists hit the roads in droves, increasing their risk of being involved in an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over 5000 U.S. motorcyclists were killed in 2016 […]

Syracuse motorcycle accidents

by William Mattar | June 7th, 2018

Motorcycle accidents increase across NY state and the U.S. According to the New York Health Department, an average of at least 140 deaths occur every year in New York due to motorcyclists suffering extreme injuries in an accident. Mortality rates for motorcycle crashes were highest for men ages 20 to 44. Excuses given by drivers […]

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 […]

Could self-driving cars impact our privacy?

by William Mattar | July 11th, 2017

“In [a] near-future filled with self-driving cars, the price of convenience is surveillance.” That is the argument advanced in a recent Atlantic article, “How Self-Driving Cars Will Threaten privacy.” The article begins with a morning commute “sometime in the indeterminate future” where the humanoid voice of a hypothetical self-driving car makes seemingly innocuous suggestions as […]

Self-Driving Uber Cars??

by William Mattar | July 11th, 2017

Will self-driving cars eliminate the livery industry as we know it today? A recent Reuter’s article seems to presage, at the very least, major changes. According to a recent Reuter article, citing an auto industry cars source, ride-hailing service Uber is looking to place a “large order for self-driving cars.” Would a fleet of Uber-bots […]

Uber & Lyft Insurance Coverage in Upstate NY

by William Mattar | July 7th, 2017

As companies such as Uber and Lyft set up shop in Upstate New York, many insurance coverage questions arise. New York State has passed legislation allowing these types of companies to operate as transportation network companies (TNC) throughout the state. “A major question is, Who will insure the TNC?” asked attorney William Mattar, who focuses […]

The Future of Self-Driving Cars

by William Mattar | July 7th, 2017

A recent article in the Philadelphia Business Journal distills five takeways from a recent Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the future of self-driving cars: Human drivers only make self-driving cars less safe. According to a Google employee who is leading the technical development of its self-driving car technology, “[d]eveloping a car that can shoulder the […]