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Social Media Is a Leading Cause of Distracted Driving

by William Mattar | June 12th, 2015

Despite major efforts from law enforcement and legislators, distracted driving remains a serious problem across the United States and especially in New York. But could the problem be that we are only focusing on drivers who text and talk on the phone and not motorists who engage in other distracting behaviors? Our attorneys at William […]

Ride Sharing Services: Are They Safe?

by | April 30th, 2014

Utilizing a ride service, such as a taxi, limo, or shuttle, can be a great way to get from one location to another when you are unable to drive. One of the newest players in the transportation industry, Lyft, just launched its services in Buffalo. But some citizens are concerned about liability issues and the […]

Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers Urge Child Safety Seat Usage

by | September 16th, 2013

September 16, 2013 The Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain that the leading cause of death among young children is motor vehicle collisions. Reports indicate that one-third of all child motor vehicle collision fatalities listed a lack of proper restraint as a contributing factor. A new study released by Safe Kids […]

Advancements in Vehicle Safety May Soon Help Prevent Buffalo Car Accidents

by | August 5th, 2013

August 5, 2013 Each year, hundreds of people are killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions in Erie County, New York. The Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices point out that several new pieces of safety technology may help reduce this number in the future. An article from the New York Daily […]

Two Men Critically Injured as a Result of Western New York Car Accident

by | April 3rd, 2013

April 3, 2013 A motor vehicle collision that occurred last night on the outskirts of Buffalo left two men seriously injured. Reports indicate law enforcement believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the Buffalo Car Accident. A story form WGRZ 2 News stated the crash happened at around 11 p.m. along Route 5 near the […]

Woman Pleads Guilty to Causing Fatal Buffalo Car Accident

by | March 11th, 2013

March 11, 2013 A 25-year-old Brant, New York, woman recently pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree vehicular manslaughter after being found responsible for a fatal Buffalo Car Accident. A story released by The Leader explains the charges were filed after investigators determined drugs and alcohol were a factor in causing the collision. Reports from the […]

How Should Motorists Handle Vehicle Property Damage Cases?

by | February 22nd, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013 Vehicle Property Damage from a car accident is often one of the first concerns a motorist will have after a collision. An article from the Herkimer Telegram highlighted one such case in Herkimer Village and also discussed who may be responsible for the accident. At a village meeting this week, a trustee […]

The Importance of Supplemental Underinsured Motorist Coverage

by | January 30th, 2013

Jan. 30, 2013 Car insurance fraud is a major concern in New York. The New York Daily News recently published a story claiming that an estimated 36 percent of insurance claims made in New York City involve accidents that never happened or have been inflated. This has led to a significant rise in insurance rates […]

Study Shows Obesity May Increase Risks of Car Accidents

by | January 23rd, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013 A new study shows that an individual’s weight may be a factor in determining the risk of injury or death from a motor vehicle accident. The study was published in a recent issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal, and it concluded that obese motorists are at a greater risk of being hurt […]

Lawmakers Pushing for Safer Buses

by | January 11th, 2013

Jan. 11, 2013 Bus travel is listed as one of the safest means of travel, but auto accidents involving buses are still responsible for 17 people being killed annually. Despite the relatively low number of fatalities, bus accidents gain heavy media attention due to the sheer number of people who are often injured. According to […]