Truck Accident

Can I Sue the Semi Truck Driver’s Employer for My Injuries?

by William Mattar | February 18th, 2019

Truck accidents can wind up being some of the most complicated types of road accidents. This is because of their particularly unique chain of responsibility. When you get into an accident with another car, the process is generally, relatively straightforward. But when it comes to a truck accident, negligence is not always easy to pin […]

I was Injured in an Albany Truck Accident Do I Have a Case?

by William Mattar | December 19th, 2018

A truck accident can result in a complicated personal injury case. Albany has a lot of trucks on the roads that carry goods, mail, and other items to a wide variety of destinations. When things go wrong, those trucks can cause accidents. These accidents can result in injuries to car drivers, car passengers, and even […]

Who is at fault in a Long Island truck accident?

by William Mattar | September 12th, 2018

If you are involved in a Long Island truck accident and intend to file a claim for damages, you should be aware of New York’s “pure comparative fault” rule. The law of comparative fault determines the percentage of negligence (fault) each driver has in accidents causing physical injuries. Comparative Fault and Insurance Companies Auto insurance […]

Syracuse beware: Truck Accidents are getting deadlier

by William Mattar | August 3rd, 2018

The NY DMV reports over 11,000 over-sized truck crashes were recorded in 2014, with 74 of those accidents involving fatalities. With summer now officially beginning, highway construction and repairs in and around Syracuse may cause issues on Syracuse roads. Why Do So Many Truck Accidents Result in Fatalities? Due to their heavy weight and massive […]

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 […]

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 William Mattar | 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 […]