Personal 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 […]

William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Program Returns

by William Mattar | May 17th, 2019

Each spring, Buffalo car injury attorney William Mattar rolls out the annual Buckle Your Belt program. Wearing a seat belt is a law in New York State but there are still those who do not buckle up for various reasons. Some may say they are not comfortable wearing a seat belt, while others may argue […]

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 […]

William Mattar Attorney Present at NYSBA Programs

by William Mattar | July 6th, 2018

Helping People… it’s what we do. We help clients, community, and other attorneys. Yes. Other attorneys. Several lawyers at the William Mattar law offices can be found at New York State Bar Association CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programs presenting segments on various areas of law. William Mattar Attorney Manager, Dave Rusin, is a frequent presenter […]

Bar Association of Erie County Honors Buffalo Car Accident Lawyer William Mattar

by William Mattar | June 15th, 2018

When you hear the name William Mattar, you immediately think of the popular law firm slogan, Hurt In A Car, Call William Mattar… 444-4444. You may also be familiar with some of their many safety campaigns and numerous organizations the firm supports. Car accident lawyer William Mattar has been honored by many associations over the […]

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 […]

Autonomous Autos to Navigate with ‘Lidar’

by William Mattar | September 21st, 2017

As examined in a previous blog entry, autonomous vehicle rely on an array of technologies—from cameras to sensors to more sophisticated “lidar”—to navigate roadways. An article in Fortune, “What Happened When Ford Tested Its Self-Driving Car in Total Darkness” explores just how advanced self-driving technologies have become. The article discusses a “recent test at Ford’s […]

Autonomous Car Liability

by William Mattar | September 21st, 2017

A law review article published in the Southern Methodist University Science and Technology Law Review makes the novel argument that “[l]aws governing canine ownership are a good model on which to base laws governing autonomous cars.” While it may seem implausible to compare a sentient animal—a dog—to the motions, sensors and axels of an autonomous […]