Motorcycle Accident

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 […]

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 […]