Truck Accident

Do I need a lawyer for a NYC truck accident?

by William Mattar | June 4th, 2018

If you are hit by a truck driver in NYC and suffer serious injuries, you will need to show that the driver was responsible and is liable for paying your damages. Trucking companies may be liable for damages via a legal concept called “vicarious liability”, which means an employer can be held responsible for accidents […]

Syracuse Truck Driving Safety Tips

by William Mattar | March 20th, 2018

Commercial trucks and passenger buses on Syracuse roads serve an important role in society, transporting goods to stores and people to their destinations. But driving a small sedan or coupe in their midst, can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are a few things you […]

William Mattar: The Firm with the Focus

by William Mattar | February 6th, 2017

William Mattar law offices have helped thousands who have been seriously injured in car accidents. We put our focus and court room experience to work for you! You’ve seen the television spots and heard the radio commercials: “Hurt in a car, call William Mattar, 444-4444”.  William Mattar law offices’  has an additional, new slogan: “The […]

What Does Whiplash Mean?

by William Mattar | May 13th, 2016

The extent of property damage to a vehicle is not a reliable proxy for the severity of injury endured by a driver or passenger in that vehicle. The purpose of your car bumpers is to protect your car—not you. Nevertheless, even where a motor vehicle collision is “low impact,” serious, life-changing injuries can result. “Whiplash” […]

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

by mlederhouse | 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 […]

New Truck Driving Regulations Require Electronic Time Logging

by William Mattar | December 18th, 2015

Strict laws govern the trucking industry to help ensure the safety of everyone on our nation’s highways. One particular aspect of those truck driving rules and regulations was recently updated to improve efficiency in how truck drivers track and record the number of hours they’re on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced […]

Transportation Bill Reforms Truck Driving Rules and Regulations

by William Mattar | November 6th, 2015

On Nov. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a six-year, multi-billion dollar transportation policy bill that allows for sweeping reforms to our nation’s truck driving rules and regulations. While many of the changes help to protect motorists on the road, others could significantly increase trucking accidents and injuries. Lawmakers did not approve provisions to […]

The Increasing Risk of New York Truck Accidents

by William Mattar | August 30th, 2015

In the United States, we depend on commercial tractor-trailers to transport the goods we use on a daily basis; however, these vehicles can put our safety at serious risk. Despite these dangers, our nation’s lawmakers have recently moved to relax the truck driving rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry. A study is currently […]

New York Truck Accident Lawyers Discuss Dangers of Larger Semis

by William Mattar | July 17th, 2015

There’s a fine line between safety and efficiency in today’s trucking industry. It’s crucial that trucks move as much product as they can during each haul, but larger loads make tractor-trailers difficult to stop and more accident-prone. The New York truck accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices explain that legislators are currently wrestling with […]

New Truck Technology Could Lower Risk of Accidents

by William Mattar | July 7th, 2015

Samsung has created a “see- through” semi truck that is able to show a driver located behind the truck, any oncoming traffic. This new innovation, using cameras in the front of the trucks to display the visuals on the back, was created in the hopes of lowering the risk of truck accidents caused by drivers […]