Pedestrian Accident

Who is at Fault in a Long Island Pedestrian Accident?

by William Mattar | January 29th, 2019

One of the most terrifying types of traffic accidents are those that involve vehicles and pedestrians. While the driver of the vehicle is protected, the pedestrian can bear the full brunt of any impact. On Long Island, pedestrian accidents can happen in a variety of situations. But when an accident occurs, the insurance companies generally […]

What are the Top Reasons for Rochester Pedestrian Accidents?

by William Mattar | January 24th, 2019

The Rochester area is always buzzing with commercial and personal vehicle traffic along the many miles of Rochester roads. At certain points, pedestrians are also vying for access to those same roads and that can cause problems. If you understand some of the reasons these accidents happen, you can help to prevent them. Recklessness Recklessness […]

Is Distracted Walking in Rochester Dangerous?

by William Mattar | January 22nd, 2019

Just a few years ago, a smartphone game app called Pokemon Go! had people walking around Rochester looking at their phones and not the actual landscape ahead of them. While the game used real images of the landscape, they were not in real time.  The result was, at times, people walking into buildings, wandering into […]

What are some Reasons for a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident

by William Mattar | January 7th, 2019

A car hitting a pedestrian can be one of the most traumatic types of traffic accidents anyone could ever experience. With pedestrians walking Buffalo’s sidewalks, these types of accidents do unfortunately happen. But what are some of the top reasons for Buffalo pedestrian accidents? Weather Buffalo is infamous for its weather, and that weather can […]

Is distracted walking in Syracuse as dangerous as distracted driving?

by William Mattar | November 16th, 2018

Recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data reports that nearly four percent of drivers admit to using smartphones while driving. As smartphone use becomes more widespread across the country, it is possible that statistics like these will only continue to rise in years to come. What is Distracted Walking in Syracuse? While distracted drivers are […]

Who is at Fault in a NYC Pedestrian Accident?

by William Mattar | October 12th, 2018

Pedestrians have the right of way when they are legally crossing a street in New York. So who would be at fault if a car hits a pedestrian? There are some laws in New York State that are very clear when it comes to a car hitting a pedestrian. Who would be at-fault in this […]

Next steps following a Buffalo pedestrian accident

by William Mattar | August 22nd, 2018

Some Buffalo pedestrian accidents result in the pedestrian suffering injuries serious enough to demand emergency treatment and/or hospitalization. After obtaining medical treatment, pedestrian accident victims who are capable of talking and thinking clearly may want to call an accident attorney as soon as possible to begin the process of obtaining possible compensation for their damages. […]

Next steps following a Syracuse pedestrian accident

by William Mattar | August 15th, 2018

While every situation is unique, steps to take following a Syracuse pedestrian accident are essentially the same steps you should take after a car accident. As a general rule, call police/911, move away as quickly as possible from unsafe conditions, and contact your insurance company.  If you are hurt, you may want to call a […]

What are some reasons for a Syracuse pedestrian accident?

by William Mattar | July 26th, 2018

The latest statistics about pedestrian-vehicle accidents in Onondaga County, which includes Syracuse, found that 192 crashes involving injuries to pedestrians occurred in 2015. Fatal accidents totaled 6, while 29 pedestrian-vehicle crashes did not result in an injury. Some Causes of Syracuse Pedestrian Accidents Vehicles Making Left Hand Turns Just because a crosswalk has signals doesn’t […]

Is Distracted Walking in NYC as dangerous as Distracted Driving?

by William Mattar | May 7th, 2018

Cell phones have become a “must have” device for everybody, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in distracted driving accidents. In fact, many states, including New York, now have laws against using a cell phone while driving. If you are caught texting while operating a vehicle, you could be issued a ticket, fined and […]