I was Injured in a Car Accident by an Uninsured Driver. Now What?

by William Mattar | September 11th, 2020

The moments right after a car accident can be terrifying. You are shaken up, possibly injured, and may be worried about any passengers, or the damage to your vehicle. For most people, the next step after checking for personal injuries is to exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what happens if the other […]

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury in NY

by William Mattar | September 11th, 2020

After a car accident, the effects of a serious injury can disrupt your life in unexpected ways. The physical and emotional pain, the mounting bills for your medical care and treatment, and the pressure to pay your bills after missing time from work, can all be overwhelming and difficult to manage. On top of all […]

The Aftermath of a Motorcycle Accident

by William Mattar | September 9th, 2020

According to the New York State Department of Health, approximately 166 people die each year in motorcycle crashes on New York public roads. Approximately 11 people are treated for motorcycle accident injuries in New York State every day. Motorcycle accidents occur for many reasons, ranging from motor vehicle negligence to careless motorcyclists. Once a motorcycle […]

How Much Do You Get for Pain and Suffering in a Car Accident?

by William Mattar | September 4th, 2020

Many people know the financial cost of being hurt in a car accident. For injury victims, medical bills and lost wages can add up quickly. But there is also a physical and emotional cost that is less well-known. Those who have been injured in a car crash may find that their life has been turned […]

Can You Receive Compensation for Anxiety After a Car Accident?

by William Mattar | August 28th, 2020

If you have been injured in a car crash, you may be entitled to receive payment for your injuries. This compensation is meant to pay for a variety of harms you may have suffered. If one of the effects of your accident is anxiety, you may be compensated for it. An attorney can help you […]

Five Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

by William Mattar | August 21st, 2020

Bicycle accidents involving a motor vehicle can be devastating, and the injuries sustained in these accidents can be life-altering. Bicycles offer very little protection in the event of an accident, even when the rider is wearing a helmet. Bicycles do not have seat belts, airbags, or any additional safety measures to protect the body in the […]

Can a Car Accident Cause Sciatica Pain?

by William Mattar | August 14th, 2020

Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries. One of the many car accident injuries a person can suffer from is sciatica. Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain that travels from the lower back into the lower extremities. Herniated spinal discs are the most common cause of sciatica, and this type of injury is […]

Governor Cuomo Signs New Law Requiring All Passengers to Wear a Seat Belt in New York

by William Mattar | August 12th, 2020

Beginning Nov. 1, all New York State passengers will have to buckle up. On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring all backseat passengers in vehicles aged 16 or older to wear a seat belt. The rule expands on current New York state restraint laws that require passengers over the age of 16 to wear […]

Do Motorcycle Helmets Prevent Head Injuries?

by William Mattar | August 5th, 2020

In New York, motorcycle helmets are mandated by law. While wearing a helmet is the law in New York, it also just makes sense. According to the New York State Department of Health, wearing a helmet reduces the likelihood of traumatic brain injuries and concussions during a motorcycle accident. Helmets also reduce the risk of […]

What Causes a Semi-Truck to Jackknife?

by William Mattar | July 30th, 2020

Semi-trucks can be some of the largest, heaviest vehicles on the road.  When they crash, the consequences can be terrifying, causing severe injuries and fatalities. One potential cause of a truck accident is when a truck “jackknifes.” What causes a truck to jackknife, and why is it so dangerous? Read on, and we will explain. […]