Product Liability

Taxis and Ridesharing  

by William Mattar | January 17th, 2022

Taxis have always been a mainstay on our roadways, especially in major cities. Now, rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are becoming another popular choice of transportation in some cities across the U.S.   Taxis vs. Ridesharing Most people are familiar with what it’s like to take a taxi to your destination. Taxicab companies are typically private businesses that employ drivers to transport passengers in […]

What is Self-Driving Car Technology? 

by William Mattar | January 14th, 2022

In the U.S., self-driving car technology is still in its beginning stages. Currently, most of the self-driving car technology on our roadways involve partially autonomous vehicles. These vehicles have driving assistance features that help drivers with braking, steering, and other controls. However, more advanced technology closer to full autonomy may be available sooner than you think.   Continue reading to learn more about self-driving […]

Who is Responsible After a Rental Car Accident? 

by William Mattar | January 10th, 2022

A rental car accident can be stressful and disorienting. After assessing the situation, you may wonder who is responsible for the rental car and paying for damages?  When you rent a vehicle, you must exercise due care to maintain the vehicle. If you get in a crash, what happens next will depend on who is at fault for the accident and what […]

Does My Car Have Defective Airbags?

by William Mattar | January 6th, 2022

Airbags are an essential vehicle safety feature. When airbags are defective, the consequences can be severe. One of the largest airbag recalls, the Takata airbag recall, has been tied to 250 reported injuries and 15 deaths.   There are many reasons you may suspect your airbags are defective—maybe you were in a collision, and your airbags failed to deploy, or […]

Advantages of Self-Driving Cars

by William Mattar | December 29th, 2021

Advantages of Self-Driving Cars The “self-driving car race” continues. From Uber to Tesla to Mercedes-Benz, technology companies and vehicle manufacturers are competing to develop the first fully autonomous car for the public. These businesses, as well as advocates for driverless technology, believe that the self-driving car will make our roads safer and bring a whole host of economic […]

Questions to Ask a Motorcycle Accident Attorney  

by William Mattar | December 22nd, 2021

After a motorcycle accident, it can be nerve-wracking to know what to do next and what to expect. If you’ve suffered a serious injury because of a reckless driver, you may be weighing the option of hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you. Finding the accident lawyer who is the right fit for you can be challenging if […]

Can You Get Compensation After a “Minor” Car Accident?  

by William Mattar | December 16th, 2021

If you have been in a car accident with a negligent driver, you may be wondering if you can recover compensation. Let’s suppose you were hit by an inattentive motorist and your car was not seriously damaged. Depending on certain factors – importantly, whether you were injured –you may still be able to recover damages […]

How to Stay Safe from Covid and Drunk Drivers on the Biggest Party Night of the Year

by William Mattar | November 22nd, 2021

New Year’s Eve may no longer be the biggest drinking day of the year. The day before Thanksgiving, referred to as “Drinksgiving” or “Blackout Wednesday,” is one of the biggest grossing nights for bars and restaurants. What makes this night so unique is the influx of college students home for the holiday—and their reunions with […]

When is a Pedestrian at Fault for a Car Accident? 

by William Mattar | November 17th, 2021

Pedestrians are vulnerable on our roadways. In New York, drivers have certain responsibilities to others on the road, including to always exercise caution around pedestrians and yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing a designated crosswalk.   Even though drivers have this duty of care, pedestrians have certain duties and obligations as well.   Pedestrians Who Break Traffic Laws  Like drivers, pedestrians must follow certain vehicle and traffic laws on the […]

Does Car Insurance Cover Bike Accidents?

by William Mattar | November 9th, 2021

After a car accident, most people know that car insurance is important for recovering damages, such as injuries to occupants. But does car insurance also cover accidents involving bicycles? Bicycling is a popular activity, especially in the warmer months – whether used for commuting to work or a recreational pastime. With bicyclists sharing the road […]