Pedestrian Accident

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

by William Mattar | 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 William Mattar | 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 […]

New York Bicycle Accident Lawyers Discuss Importance of Wearing a Helmet

by William Mattar | May 22nd, 2015

Riding a bicycle in New York can be dangerous. The state Department of Motor Vehicles reports that there were a total of 6,170 accidents involving cyclists in 2013. Of those accidents, more than one-third of riders weren’t wearing helmets. The risk of not wearing a helmet is massive. Studies have shown this piece of lifesaving […]

New York Pedestrian Accident Count Is Fourth Highest In The Nation

by William Mattar | February 27th, 2015

Pedestrian safety continues to be a problem in New York after a new report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association showed our state had one of the highest pedestrian accident counts in the nation. The study was examining trends in the number of pedestrian accidents in each state during the six month period between January-June […]

Funds Requested to Reduce Cycling and Pedestrian Accidents in New York

by William Mattar | February 6th, 2015

Thenumber of bicyclists and pedestrians on New York’s roads continues to increase, but funding to support projects creating a safer environment for these commuters continues to get cut. In response, dozens of advocates for pedestrian and cycling safety descended upon Albany this week to bring awareness to the dangers roads and highways pose to walkers […]

How to Make Safety a Priority This Halloween

by Michael Grant | October 31st, 2014

Tonight is Halloween, and you can expect plenty of little ghouls to be walking door to door for candy in your neighborhood. It’s important to remember the chances of a child being struck by a car on Halloween night are twice as high as any other night of the year. That’s why we all need […]

Improvements Coming for Route 5 to Prevent Albany Pedestrian Accidents

by Michael Grant | September 19th, 2014

Pedestrian safety is a major concern in New York, mainly due to the high number of collisions between motor vehicles and people traveling on foot. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reports a total of 15,832 New York pedestrian accidents in 2012, resulting in  312 deaths and 15,607 injuries. These concerns have prompted […]

New York Lawmakers Seek Funds to Prevent Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

by Michael Grant | March 11th, 2014

March 10, 2014 Pedestrians and cyclists in New York face a significant risk of being injured or killed as the result of a collision with a motor vehicle each time they travel on a roadway. In fact, the state Department of Motor Vehicles reports that in 2012, a total of 16,261 individuals were injured and […]

High Number of New York Pedestrian Accidents Prompts Concerns for Safety and Prevention

by Michael Grant | January 29th, 2014

January 29, 2014 Pedestrian safety has become a serious concern for many New York citizens, considering the New York Department of Motor Vehicles estimates there were a total of 15,832 collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians in the state in 2012 . These incidents resulted in 316 fatalities and 16,261 others being seriously injured. The […]