Long Island Drugged Driving is on the rise

by William Mattar | June 21st, 2018

Long Island and Suffolk County have seen a steady rise in fatal accidents and drug abuse over the past five years. The most common drug overdoses treated in Long Island emergency rooms involve oxycodone, methadone and hyrocodone. Are Pot-Smoking Long Island Drivers Less Likely to Cause Accidents Than Opioid Users? Different drugs affect drivers quite differently. […]

How do I obtain the police report after my NYC car accident?

by William Mattar | June 20th, 2018

Instructions provided by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles explain how NYC residents can obtain a copy an accident report in which they are involved. Ordering a police report via mail–print and fill out the Request for Copy of Accident Report, include date of the accident, county where the accident happened and either […]

Does drowsy driving cause Syracuse car accidents?

by William Mattar | June 19th, 2018

Drowsy driving not only causes many Syracuse car accidents but represents one of the leading reasons vehicle crashes happen across the U.S. In fact, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that drowsy driving accidents are eight times higher compared to previous estimates provided by federal traffic agencies. What makes drowsy driving such an underreported […]

Distracted driving named cause of Buffalo car accidents

by William Mattar | June 18th, 2018

With a population of nearly 270,000 people, Buffalo is the second largest city in New York State, home to thousands of drivers of all ages. If you are one of Buffalo’s many drivers and encounter an accident that just occurred on your way to work, there is a possibility that accident happened because one of […]

Bar Association of Erie County Honors Buffalo Car Accident Lawyer William Mattar

by William Mattar | June 15th, 2018

When you hear the name William Mattar, you immediately think of the popular law firm slogan, Hurt In A Car, Call William Mattar… 444-4444. You may also be familiar with some of their many safety campaigns and numerous organizations the firm supports. Buffalo car accident lawyer William Mattar has been honored by many associations over […]

These intersections are the top causes of Albany car accidents

by William Mattar | June 14th, 2018

Many vehicle accidents happen at Albany intersections. Distracted, reckless or negligent driving is another reason vehicle-pedestrian accidents happen at Albany intersections. Failing to stop for red lights, failing to prepare for stopping when lights turn yellow and turning into oncoming traffic represent some Albany car accidents. Drunk driving and drowsy driving can also account for […]

Next steps after a Rochester car accident

by William Mattar | June 13th, 2018

While driving in Rochester one sunny morning on your way to work, another driver runs a stop sign and crashes into your car. Thankfully, you do not lose consciousness or suffer bleeding wounds. Do you know what to do next? Having an auto accident can be one of the most stressful events happening in your […]

Can double checking your mirrors before switching lanes decrease the amount of New York City car accidents?

by William Mattar | June 12th, 2018

How many times do you check your side mirrors before switching lanes? Once? Twice? Sometimes? Some NYC accidents involving vehicles switching lanes on multiple-lane streets and highways are due to drivers failing to look at the proper side mirror before making the switch. Looking into your rear-view mirror may also show a vehicle approaching you […]

Distracted driving named cause of Rochester car accidents

by William Mattar | June 11th, 2018

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 24 percent of Rochester residents are under the age of 18. The Centers for Disease Control reports that drivers under the age of 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. Distracted Driving Laws in Rochester New York State has a law that prohibits all drivers from […]

Extra caution when backing up may reduce the amount of NYC car accidents

by William Mattar | June 8th, 2018

The NYC Police Department reports over 1000 accidents occurred in the city due to unsafe backing of vehicles. While some backing accidents result in minor damage and no serious injuries, some do involve injuries that require medical treatment. Why Do Backing Up Accidents Happen? Most NYC drivers look behind them before backing up by turning […]