Personal Injury

Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries And PTSD From A Car Accident

by William Mattar | January 7th, 2020

One car accident could change a person’s life forever. The serious injuries caused by a crash can sometimes take years to correct, and there are some cases where the damage is permanent. It is important to remember that a car accident can cause physical as well as psychological damage. For example, a traumatic brain injury […]

Why You May Want to Increase the SUM Limits on Your Car Insurance Policy

by William Mattar | May 29th, 2019

What is Supplemental Uninsured/Under Insured Motorist Car Insurance? New York drivers must carry supplemental uninsured/under insured motorist car insurance (SUM) to protect themselves if they are involved in a car crash with a driver who is under insured or uninsured. Although SUM coverage is a part of all NYS auto insurance policies, many drivers may […]

Buffalo Tailgate Safety

by William Mattar | May 21st, 2019

If there is one thing the people of Buffalo know how to do, it is tailgate at sporting events and concerts. Whenever there is a major event at the hockey arena or football stadium, you will usually see thousands of proud Buffalonians tailgating and enjoying themselves. While tailgating is meant to be fun, it should […]

Can Social Media Hurt my Buffalo Personal Injury Case?

by William Mattar | May 9th, 2019

Snapping, texting, tweeting – these are part of everyday life and if you’re like most people, you document most of your life on social media platforms. These sites are fun, easy to use, and a great way to share things with your friends and family all at once. Social media can have pitfalls, though – […]

Statute of Limitations in New York State Car Accident Claims

by William Mattar | March 27th, 2019

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in New York State, you might think you have plenty of time to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. All NYS drivers should be aware that their state has statutes of limitations that limit the length of time accident victims have to […]

Will Self-Driving Cars Make Roads Safer?

by William Mattar | October 5th, 2017

As outlined in a number of previous entries, the proponents of self-driving cars argue that their widespread use will drastically reduce the number of collisions and, as a result, injuries and deaths resulting from such collisions. A recent study by the RAND organizations casts some doubt on this assumption—or at least posits that such an […]

Self Driving Cars vs. ‘Shabby’ Roadways

by Dawn Raub | September 8th, 2017

It is well-accepted that America’s roadway infrastructure is in need of reboot. How will self-driving cars respond to “shabby U.S. roadways,” as they were recently described in a Reuters article. The author sets the scene: A press event at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Volvo’s semi-autonomous prototype is in the limelight. Things don’t go as […]

Liability Law and the Autonomous Vehicle

by William Mattar | May 31st, 2017

A paper from the Brookings Institute provides a discussion of how products liability law will impact autonomous vehicles. The paper was published in mid-2014, almost three years ago, but resonates today in the wake of the first motor vehicle accident where an autonomous vehicle was found to be at fault. The crux of the paper […]

Driverless Car Debate Continues

by William Mattar | May 3rd, 2017

As a follow up to our entry exploring the aftermath of the first motor vehicle collision involving an autonomous car that Google—or any other self-driving car manufacturer—has taken responsibility for, a recent article published in The Atlantic poses an interesting hypothetical: “Can Google’s Driverless Car Project Survive A Fatal Accident?” The author claims that she […]

I missed my No Fault Examination Under Oath (EUO)! Can this affect my benefits?

by William Mattar | July 25th, 2016

Following a motor vehicle accident in New York, it is likely that your medical expenses related to the accident will be covered by your Personal Injury Protection (PIP), more commonly referred to as No-Fault insurance.  Remember that in New York, No-Fault often pays your medical expenses, regardless of whether you are the at fault driver […]