Pedestrian Accident

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

William Mattar: The Firm with the Focus

by Dawn Raub | February 6th, 2017

You’ve seen the tv spots and heard the radio commercials: Hurt In A Car Call William Mattar 444-4444.  Of course we are proud to say that we have helped thousands across New York State with automobile, truck and motorcycle accident injuries. But there is a new slogan that we have been sharing that brings it […]

Obtaining a Police Report After an Accident: Why You Should Do This Immediately.

by mlederhouse | March 11th, 2016

After an accident it is important to request a copy of the police report. Reports are typically kept on file at the department headquarters for a few days or a few weeks before they are transferred to a central archive location. While fees for obtaining police reports soon are usually very reasonable soon after they […]

Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Provide Halloween Safety Tips

by William Mattar | October 30th, 2015

Halloween can be one of the most exciting nights of the year for children and adults alike. Too often though, the excitement comes to an abrupt end when a collision between a motor vehicle and a trick-or-treater occurs. Estimates show that children are twice as likely to be struck by a car or truck on […]

Can Crosswalks Increase the Odds of New York Pedestrian Accidents?

by Adrian | July 31st, 2015

As summer break wraps up, children here in upstate New York are preparing to go back to school. For many, this time of year often leads to a focus on pedestrian safety. Last year, officials in the town of Lockport, New York, took action to protect the safety of children as they walk to school […]