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Scheduling a DMV Appointment in New York State During a Pandemic

By William Mattar | March 16th, 2022

Even during the pandemic, you can generally go to the DMV to obtain a learner’s permit, take a road test, or renew your license and registration. That being said, not all office locations have all services available and you may be able to save time by accomplishing some tasks online.  Ways to Schedule a DMV […]

Remembering Phyllis Mattar Margrey in Her William Mattar Ad Appearances

By William Mattar | March 9th, 2022

Phyllis Mattar Margrey was surprised when she was recognized by so many after appearing in her son’s commercials for William Mattar, P.C. In her debut for a commercial, which aired during the 2020 Super Bowl, Phyllis said, “Hurt in a car? Call my son, William Mattar!” Sadly, Phyllis passed away on March 3, 2022. She […]

New York State Car Accident Attorney William Mattar Announces the Passing of His Mother

By William Mattar | March 5th, 2022

William Mattar, is sad to announce the passing of his mother, Phyllis (nee Kolbe) Mattar Margrey, of Tonawanda, NY on March 3, 2022.  “My mom was strong, dedicated to her faith, and inspired others to act for the greater good.  Through her teachings and example, my siblings and I, learned to love and care for […]

What You Need to Know About Points on Your Driver’s License

By William Mattar | February 24th, 2022

Maybe you’ve been caught speeding once or twice, used your cell phone while driving, have a bad habit of texting and driving, or you ran a red light. Any of these mistakes can have a detrimental impact on your driving record.  The DMV Driver Violation Point System The Driver Violation Point System was created to […]

What Is Car Liability Insurance?

By William Mattar | February 16th, 2022

Car liability insurance protects motorists and pedestrians after car accidents.  Types of liability insurance include: bodily injury liability and property damage liability coverage. To register a vehicle in New York State you need to have both types of coverage. It’s important to know how much coverage you need.  What is Bodily Injury Liability Coverage?  If […]

William Mattar’s Randy Mallaber Discusses Self-Driving Cars and Liability

By William Mattar | February 10th, 2022

The car accident attorneys at William Mattar, P.C. are constantly researching as self-driving car technology evolves. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, William Mattar, P.C.’s Randy Mallaber, Esq. joined AM Buffalo‘s Emily Lampa to discuss liability in self-driving car accidents. Watch here: New York State’s Largest Motor Vehicle Accident Firm William Mattar, P.C. is New York […]

Who Are Common Victims in Rideshare Accidents? 

By William Mattar | January 27th, 2022

Vehicle occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and bystanders can all find themselves victims of a rideshare accident. Millions of rideshare trips are taken every day with companies such as Uber and Lyft. For this reason, among others, rideshare accidents sometimes occur, resulting in serious injuries. After a rideshare accident it is important to identify potentially liable […]

Taxis and Ridesharing  

By William Mattar | January 17th, 2022

Taxis have always been a mainstay on our roadways, especially in major cities. Now, rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are becoming another popular choice of transportation in some cities across the U.S.   Taxis vs. Ridesharing Most people are familiar with what it’s like to take a taxi to your destination. Taxicab companies are typically private businesses that employ drivers to transport passengers in […]

What is Self-Driving Car Technology? 

By William Mattar | January 14th, 2022

In the U.S., self-driving car technology is still in its beginning stages. Currently, most of the self-driving car technology on our roadways involve partially autonomous vehicles. These vehicles have driving assistance features that help drivers with braking, steering, and other controls. However, more advanced technology closer to full autonomy may be available sooner than you think.   Continue reading to learn more about self-driving […]

Who is Responsible After a Rental Car Accident? 

By William Mattar | January 10th, 2022

A rental car accident can be stressful and disorienting. After assessing the situation, you may wonder who is responsible for the rental car and paying for damages?  When you rent a vehicle, you must exercise due care to maintain the vehicle. If you get in a crash, what happens next will depend on who is at fault for the accident and what […]