Motorcycle Accident

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 a Crash?

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 […]

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 […]

Why Cars Do Not See Bikers

by William Mattar | January 29th, 2021

Accidents between motorcycles and cars often lead to significant injuries to the motorcyclist, simply because they are less protected. Further, car drivers often do not see motorcyclists, making the roads potentially more dangerous for bikers. Of course, there are ways motorcyclists can increase their visibility on the road and make it easier for cars to […]

How Dangerous Are Motorcycles?

by William Mattar | October 9th, 2020

There’s really nothing like getting on the seat of a powerful bike and hitting the open road, wind in your face, nature right there with you as you travel from Point A to Point B in style. For many who love motorcycles, they are not only a means of transportation but a way of life […]

The Aftermath of a Motorcycle Accident

by William Mattar | September 9th, 2020

According to the New York State Department of Health, approximately 166 people die each year in motorcycle crashes on New York public roads. Approximately 11 people are treated for motorcycle accident injuries in New York State every day. Motorcycle accidents occur for many reasons, ranging from motor vehicle negligence to careless motorcyclists. Once a motorcycle […]

Do Motorcycle Helmets Prevent Head Injuries?

by William Mattar | August 5th, 2020

In New York, motorcycle helmets are mandated by law. While wearing a helmet is the law in New York, it also just makes sense. According to the New York State Department of Health, wearing a helmet reduces the likelihood of traumatic brain injuries and concussions during a motorcycle accident. Helmets also reduce the risk of […]

Buying the Right Bike

by William Mattar | June 10th, 2020

The thrill of riding a motorcycle on the open road is attractive to many people, and it is easy to see why. Motorcycles offer a sense of freedom and adventure. Some people are attracted to fast sports bikes, while others are just looking to cruise around town. If you are looking to buy a motorcycle, […]

Motorcycle Visibility: Important Items to Consider

by William Mattar | May 27th, 2020

If you ride a motorcycle, it is possible that you had an experience where the driver of a car did not see you.  In fact, a major cause of motorcycle accidents is when the driver of another motor vehicle does not see the motorcyclist on his or her bike. Even though a motorcyclist cannot control […]

What is a Major Cause of Death in Motorcycle Accidents?

by William Mattar | May 20th, 2020

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries or death. In 2018, out of the 36,560 people killed in traffic accidents on America’s roads, nearly 5,000 were the result of motorcycle accidents. Read on to learn about some of the major causes of death in motorcycle accidents. Head-On Collisions One possible cause of death in motorcycle […]