Can a Car Accident Cause Sciatica Pain?

by William Mattar | August 14th, 2020

Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries. One of the many car accident injuries a person can suffer from is sciatica. Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain that travels from the lower back into the lower extremities. Herniated spinal discs are the most common cause of sciatica and this type of injury is […]

Governor Cuomo Signs New Law Requiring All Passengers to Wear a Seat Belt in New York

by William Mattar | August 12th, 2020

Beginning Nov. 1, all New York State passengers will have to buckle up. On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring all backseat passengers in vehicles aged 16 or older to wear a seat belt. The rule expands on current New York state restraint laws that require passengers over the age of 16 to wear […]

Do Motorcycle Helmets Prevent Head Injuries?

by William Mattar | August 5th, 2020

In New York, motorcycle helmets are mandated by law. While wearing a helmet is the law in New York, it also just makes sense. According to the New York State Department of Health, wearing a helmet reduces the likelihood of traumatic brain injuries and concussions during a motorcycle accident. Helmets also reduce the risk of […]

What Causes a Semi-Truck to Jackknife?

by William Mattar | July 30th, 2020

Semi-trucks can be some of the largest, heaviest vehicles on the road.  When they crash, the consequences can be terrifying, causing severe injuries and fatalities. One potential cause of a truck accident is when a truck “jackknifes.” What causes a truck to jackknife, and why is it so dangerous? Read on, and we will explain. […]

William Mattar Law Offices Launches the 2020 Pencils 4 Schools Program

by William Mattar | July 29th, 2020

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our annual William Mattar Pencils 4 Schools program! This year’s program has a new look, but the goal remains the same – to provide pencils for educators and their students. Beginning today, teachers located in the Buffalo area may register for our Pencils 4 […]

Who is Liable After a Student Driver Crashes a Car?

by William Mattar | July 21st, 2020

If you are learning to drive, or have a teenager who is learning to drive, you may be enrolled in a driver’s education school. Driving schools, through their instructors, aim to teach learning drivers the rules of the road, such as how to safely operate a car in traffic. It is a great way to […]

How Long Will I be Sore After a Car Accident?

by William Mattar | July 16th, 2020

A car accident can lead to a variety of physical injuries, from broken bones to bumps and bruises. If you have recently been in a car crash, you may still be sore and wondering how long you can expect to be in pain. The length of time you will be sore may depend on the […]

Do Truck Drivers Get Fired for Accidents?

by William Mattar | July 14th, 2020

Truck accidents account for a large number of deaths on American highways every year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 4,000 people were killed in accidents involving trucks in 2017. Under the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, vehicle owners are vicariously liable for the negligence of their permissive drivers. This means […]

Some Things to Consider After a Bike Accident

by William Mattar | July 8th, 2020

As U.S. Cities become more bicycle-friendly by adding bike lanes and widening roadways, more bicycle riders are now riding in the streets. As bicyclists ride alongside vans, cars, trucks, and motorcycles, the number of accidents between bicycles and motor vehicles are on the rise. Bicycle accidents can be scary for all parties involved, but bicyclists […]

Can a Car Accident Cause Arthritis?

by William Mattar | July 6th, 2020

A car accident can cause a variety of injuries. From broken bones to head injuries, the list of possible injuries after a car crash is unending.  An injury often overlooked is arthritis. Being involved in a car accident may aggravate preexisting arthritis or cause acute post-traumatic arthritis. In cases where an accident causes or aggravates […]