William Mattar: One of 2017’s Best Companies to Work for in NY

by Dawn Raub | May 2nd, 2017

William Mattar is very pleased to announce that it has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2017. “We have great people and they are dedicated to helping our clients. It’s nice to know that we have been able to create such a great work environment for […]

The Attitude Towards Autonomous Vehicles

by William Mattar | April 20th, 2017

A recent survey by AAA provides important perspective on society’s attitudes toward autonomous vehicles. Key findings include: • Only one‐in‐five (20%) U.S. drivers would trust an autonomous vehicle to drive itself with them in it. • Three‐quarters (75%) of U.S. drivers would be afraid to allow an autonomous vehicle to drive itself with them in […]

A Valentine’s Day Heartbreaker for Google

by William Mattar | April 20th, 2017

As covered in an earlier blog entry, over the past five years Google has taken pride in the fact that, despite its self-driving car fleet being involved in several accidents since launch, all was caused by human error. That all changed on February 14, 2016, Valentine’s Day, when Google’s vehicle was involved in a collision […]

Self Driving Cars and General Obligations Law

by William Mattar | April 6th, 2017

Our last post explored, proposed Assembly Bill A31 is New York’s reaction to car manufacturers’ testing of self-driving cars on our roads. While that post focused on amendments to the Vehicle & Traffic Law, today’s post will hone in on the proposed amendments to the General Obligations Law. The primary change to the General Obligations […]

New York Prepares for Self-Driving Cars

by William Mattar | March 30th, 2017

As discussed in our last blog post, many states are taking action to prepare their roadways—and citizenry—for the introduction of autonomous cars. Today’s post will take a close look at New York’s reaction, Assembly Bill A31, which was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation of January 7, 2015. The Bill has a stated […]

William Mattar Receives Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

by Dawn Raub | March 21st, 2017

On Thursday March 16th during a record breaking Fire and Ice fundraiser for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts (GNFC), attorney and community leader William Mattar was honored with the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. “William Mattar has been such an incredible supporter and advocate of the life changing impact Scouting can have on our […]

Innovation Breeds Legislation

by William Mattar | March 16th, 2017

As chronicled in a previous blog entry, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has released draft regulations for the public deployment of autonomous vehicles, prompting a sharp rebuke from Google, who claims the regulations—which aim to require in all vehicles a licensed operator capable of taking control at any given moment—stifle innovation. California is not […]

California DMV and Self-Driving Cars

by William Mattar | March 15th, 2017

California DMV Releases Self-Driving Car Regulations for Public Comment (Written by Matthew Kaiser) In late 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) released for public comment draft regulations for the public deployment of autonomous vehicles. Upon release, The Washington Post observed that the draft regulations “offer[ed] an early window into how regulators will address […]

Self-Driving Vehicles: An Incremental Transition

by William Mattar | February 22nd, 2017

We have all heard reports of Google’s self-driving cars navigating the streets of California’s “Googleplex.” We have also seen reports of Delphi Automotive’s Roadrunner autonomous vehicle completing a cross-country trip from San Francisco to New York City. Of course, the University of Michigan recently built a 32-acre facility dedicated to self-driving car testing—called “Mcity”—to enable […]

The No-Fault Insurance Application Form

by Dawn Raub | February 22nd, 2017

Have you been in an accident and need help filling out the No-Fault insurance application form? Follow this link to our resource video that can help explain how to complete the No-Fault form and to find out how our attorneys can help. Don’t miss important time deadlines. Call us at 444-4444.