Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Can Crosswalks Increase the Odds of New York Pedestrian Accidents?

by | July 31st, 2015

As summer break wraps up, children here in upstate New York are preparing to go back to school. For many, this time of year often leads to a focus on pedestrian safety. Last year, officials in the town of Lockport, New York, took action to protect the safety of children as they walk to school […]

New York Pedestrian Accident Count Is Fourth Highest In The Nation

by | February 27th, 2015

Pedestrian safety continues to be a problem in New York after a new report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association showed our state had one of the highest pedestrian accident counts in the nation. The study was examining trends in the number of pedestrian accidents in each state during the six month period between January-June […]

State Aims to Improve Pedestrian Safety With Infrastructure Upgrades

by | January 24th, 2014

January 24, 2014 The growing number of pedestrian accidents in western New York is a serious problem. Statistics from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles shows that in 2012 alone, the state saw a total 15,832 collisions involving pedestrian, resulting in 312 lives lost and another 15,607 pedestrians injuries. These statistics have many citizens […]

Western New York Pedestrian Accident Claims 84-Year-Old Man’s Life

by | December 13th, 2013

December 13, 2013 The risk of pedestrian accidents is a serious danger for those traveling by foot in New York. In fact, data from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles shows there were a total of 15,832 collisions between vehicles and pedestrians last year. These accidents resulted in 312 pedestrians losing their lives and another […]

Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Look at the Future of Safety Technology

by | September 9th, 2013

September 9, 2013 The Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain one of the leading causes of collisions between pedestrians and motor vehicles is drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians. In fact, roughly 70,000 accidents per year are attributed to such driving errors. New technology to be released […]

Buffalo Pedestrian Accidents Prompt Safety Study At Notorious Intersection

by | August 16th, 2013

August 16, 2013 Two women died recently after being involved in separate Buffalo Pedestrian Accidents at a particularly dangerous intersection. Reports indicate the accidents have prompted officials consider making infrastructure improvements to the area in an effort to make it safer for those traveling on foot. According to an article published by The Buffalo News, […]

New York Addressing Problem of Intoxicated Pedestrian Accidents

by | August 7th, 2013

August 7, 2013 While most citizens of New York are aware of the dangers posed by drinking and driving, they may not know that drinking and walking can be just as dangerous. In a public statement released by the New York Daily News, Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, and a spokesman for the Governor’s Highway Safety […]

New Study Finds Rising Number of Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Distraction

by | June 26th, 2013

June 26, 2013 Heavy focus is placed on the problem of distracted driving in New York, but many citizens fail to realize the same distractions behind the wheel also exist on foot. A new study has shown the amount of Pedestrian Accidents caused by distractions while walking is on the rise. The research was conducted […]

Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Discusses Advancement of Alix’s Law

by | March 27th, 2013

March 27, 2013 Last July, an 18-year-old girl was killed in a Buffalo Pedestrian Accident caused by a drunk driver. Now, according to an article from WGRZ 2 News, a law in the girl’s name is one step closer to closing the loophole that allowed the driver responsible for the fatal crash to avoid conviction […]

Western New York Town Receives Grant to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

by | January 21st, 2013

Jan. 21, 2013 The town of Gowanda, just outside of Buffalo, is set to receive a major overhaul of its pedestrian and bicycle crossings located near schools thanks to a federal grant issued through the “Safe Routes to School” campaign. An article from The Observer explains the changes being made in an effort to improve […]