Extra caution when backing up can reduce the amount of Syracuse car accidents

by William Mattar | May 10th, 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that back-over/back-up accidents are responsible for injuring or killing people every year in the United States. Tragically, some fatalities involve children struck by vehicles backing out of driveways. Syracuse also has its fair share of injuries and fatalities due to drivers neglecting to look behind their vehicles before […]

Intersections can be a site of Rochester car accidents

by William Mattar | May 9th, 2018

In 2016 the Rochester City Council voted to terminate the Red Light Camera Safety Program. One reason why Rochester lawmakers put red light cameras at certain intersections was because many drivers ran lights at. This recklessness caused accidents involving serious injuries to other drivers who were obeying traffic signals. Although the program is no longer […]

Long Island drivers may exhibit these poor driving habits.

by William Mattar | May 8th, 2018

Speeding or driving while texting are common bad driving habits plagued by some Long-Islanders. There are a couple other bad driving habits some motorists overlook until its too late. Do any of these sound familiar? Leaving your hand on your car’s shifter–if you rest your hand on the shifter, you are placing extra weight on […]

Is Distracted Walking in NYC as dangerous as Distracted Driving?

by William Mattar | May 7th, 2018

Cell phones have become a “must have” device for everybody, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in distracted driving accidents. In fact, many states, including New York, now have laws against using a cell phone while driving. If you are caught texting while operating a vehicle, you could be issued a ticket, fined and […]

Does drowsy driving cause Buffalo Car accidents?

by William Mattar | May 2nd, 2018

Drowsy driving is a cause of serious accidents in Buffalo.In fact, drowsy driving is an even bigger risk factor in the U.S. than previously thought, according to a a Using  PERCLOS, a type of measurement involving the percentage of time a driver’s eyes are closed, the Study evaluated attention lapses by a driver’s due to […]

Dangers of Texting and Driving in Long Island

by William Mattar | April 30th, 2018

Many traffic accidents in Long Island and elsewhere are attributed to texting and driving, or distracted driving. National statistics prove how dangerous it is for someone to text on their cellphone while driving: According to the CDC, 1000 people are injured each day in the U.S. due to distracted drivers. Nearly 10 are killed every […]

Syracuse Bicyclist Safety Tips

by William Mattar | April 25th, 2018

While Syracuse offers many beautiful trails that are great for bicycling and hiking, those who bicycle for leisure or daily commute must deal with the problems posed by vehicles traveling alongside them. To help you stay safe while bicycling, here are some tips: ALWAYS wear a helmet. NEVER allow someone to ride behind you on […]

Distracted Driving in Rochester

by William Mattar | April 24th, 2018

New York state prohibits drivers from using hand-held electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Drivers can receive a ticket if police catch them talking or texting on their cell phone, taking pictures with their cell phone or playing games on their cell phone. Other types of portable electronic devices drivers are not allowed to use while […]

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Long Island Car Accident?

by William Mattar | April 18th, 2018

A car accident lawyer represent Long Island victims who have been seriously injured in automobile accidents. Legal representation allows accident victims to seek and receive maximum compensation for their damages. Unless you hire a car accident lawyer to oversee your case, as a Long Island accident victim, you will have to do the following by […]

What Is Liability in a New York City Car Accident?

by William Mattar | April 17th, 2018

If you cause a car accident in New York City, you could be held liable for financially compensating victims of the accident suffering physical injuries and other damages. Although NY is a “no-fault” car insurance state (i.e., your car insurance is responsible for paying some lost wages and medical expenses matter who is at fault), […]