Do I need a lawyer for my Buffalo car accident?

by William Mattar | July 25th, 2018

Hiring an attorney after a negligent driver hits you in Buffalo and causes injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and/or hospitalization is essential to receiving compensation for your damages. In addition, generally speaking, New York State has a three year statute of limitations for most claims of personal injury after a car accident. The personal injury […]

New York City Car Accident Injuries

by William Mattar | July 18th, 2018

The New York City Police Department has published statistics regarding car accidents occurring so far this year. During the first five months of 2018, there have been over 20,500 motor vehicle crashes citywide involving 40,801 drivers and 857 pedestrians. Over 2500 motorists have been seriously injured, with four deaths. Contributing factors include road rage/aggressive driving, […]

William Mattar Attorneys Present at NYSBA Programs

by William Mattar | July 6th, 2018

Helping People… it’s what we do. We help clients, community, and other attorneys. Yes. Other attorneys. Several lawyers at the William Mattar law offices can be found at New York State Bar Association CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programs presenting segments on various areas of law. Recently, attorney John Abeel was part of the Intro to […]

What can I do if I was rear ended in Rochester?

by William Mattar | July 5th, 2018

What should you do if you are rear-ended in Rochester? You may want to make sure you, your passengers and the at-fault driver do not need medical treatment. Second, you should contact the Rochester police. Take several pictures at different angles of your vehicle’s damage and damage to the at-fault driver’s vehicle after the accident. […]

Are smartphones to blame for distracted driving in Buffalo?

by William Mattar | July 3rd, 2018

Unfortunately, some Buffalo drivers engage in distracted driving either out of habit or because they do not understand how dangerous it is to take their eyes off the road, even for a second. While smartphones are to blame for distracted driving in Buffalo, other types of distracted driving exist causing car accidents that could have […]

Some Albany Drivers may exhibit poor driving habits

by William Mattar | July 2nd, 2018

Some people may have at least one bad driving habit they know they shouldn’t do but have trouble remembering not to do. Unfortunately, some Albany drivers engage in multiple poor driving practices that can put them and other drivers at risk for being involved in an accident. Like other bad habits, bad driving habits are […]

The aftermath of a New York City motorcycle accident

by William Mattar | June 28th, 2018

The New York City Department of Transportation published its NYC Motorcycle Safety Study report in 2015 which examined motorcycle safety in the five boroughs. The conclusion: Motorcyclists in New York City are at disproportionate risk of death, comprising just 2 percent of registered vehicles, yet 14 percent of traffic fatalities. What Can Happen After a […]

General Manager Shirley Kelly Celebrates 26 Years with William Mattar

by William Mattar | June 27th, 2018

For the past 12 months we have highlighted Shirley Kelly’s 25 years of service to the William Mattar firm. June 29th is her 26 year anniversary, and I believe another shout out is due. Shirley is so special that you see it right away. When I first met Shirley she was applying to join the […]

How to choose a Buffalo Car Accident Lawyer that is best for you

by William Mattar | June 27th, 2018

If you suffered physical injuries due to a negligent driver, choosing a Buffalo car accident lawyer is the next step. Be aware of the different types of attorneys practicing law before hiring one. Personal injury lawyers offer experience and knowledge regarding events that cause you injury because of another individual’s careless actions. What Does a […]

What is tailgating? How can they prove I was following too close?

by William Mattar | June 25th, 2018

All states have laws regarding how close one driver can follow another driver. Generally speaking, tailgating laws state that vehicles should not follow other vehicles more closely than is considered “prudent and reasonable”. When determining how close they can safely follow another car, drivers can consider speed of traffic and other traffic conditions. Tailgating can […]