Personal Injury

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 […]

What Is An Examination Under Oath (EUO)?

by William Mattar | July 25th, 2016

Simply put, an Examination Under Oath (EUO) is a formal process in which insurance companies may gather additional information after you submit an insurance claim. Following a car 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 […]

Serious Injuries linked to “Low Impact” Motor Vehicle Collisions

by William Mattar | May 6th, 2016

Insurance companies promote the misconception that a “low impact” collision between vehicles cannot injure vehicle occupants. They argue that because there is little to no structural damage to the vehicles, the impact/force of the collision was insufficient to injure vehicle occupants. This notion is simply false. Insurance companies use a range of vehicular damage to […]

A very common concern of every client is: How long will my case take?

by William Mattar | April 20th, 2016

There are many factors that affect the length of a motor vehicle accident case. One factor is the severity of injury. When a client has suffered a very serious injury, he or she may require months or years of extensive medical treatment. This, in turn, may cause the case to take longer than a less […]

What to Know About No-Fault

by William Mattar | March 8th, 2016

If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision and, as a result of your injuries are unable to work, you may be entitled to reimbursement. After a motor vehicle collision, it is imperative that you file a no-fault claim as soon as you can. This is important for a number of reasons including your […]

How a Fitness Device Could Lead to a Jury Verdict

by William Mattar | January 13th, 2016

Most of us know by now that personal accounts, like Facebook and Twitter, are not very personal at all. But did you know other devices, such as fitness gear, can be used as evidence in a courtroom? In his most recent audio webinar, F. David Rusin, Esq., of William Mattar law offices discussed this possibility, […]

What You Can Do to Prevent Distracted Driving Behaviors

by | November 13th, 2015

Distracted Driving By The Numbers Take a look at the motorists around you next time you’re driving and you may be shocked at the number of drivers using handheld electronic devices. Statistics show distracted driving is becoming all too common, and the results can be deadly. A recent study showed almost half of all motorists […]