Car Accident Attorneys

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Have you or someone you know suffered serious injuries in a car accident? Our car accident lawyers can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering following a vehicle accident.

At William Mattar, our car accident lawyers take the time to learn your story, examine your claim and stand by you throughout the process of recovering the best result possible. Call our office today at (844) 444-4444 to take the first steps toward restoring a sense of normalcy in your life or fill out our free initial consultation form at your convenience. We answer inquiries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Helping You After Your Car Accident

At William Mattar, we have more than 20 years of experience helping New York car crash victims. Our car accident attorneys are here to help you through every step of the claims process, so you can understand your rights and get the best possible results for your claim.

  • How to Take Legal Action after a Car Accident
    Waiting to get help after your car accident with injuries could cost you thousands of dollars—and may even jeopardize your ability to file a claim. Find out why it’s important to start the legal process as soon as possible.
  • After the Car Accident
    No matter how your car accident happened, there are steps you can take to strengthen your claim. Read our checklist for what to do after a crash, find out how to get the medical care you need, and learn what disability benefits you may qualify to receive if your injuries prevent you from working.
  • Causes of Accidents
    Texting and driving, intoxicated motorists, and recalled car parts all pose hazards to drivers on the road. Check out some of the most common causes of car accidents in New York and discover ways you can stay safe behind the wheel.
  • No-Fault Coverage
    No-Fault insurance helps New York drivers cover their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses after accidents—regardless of who was at fault. Visit our No-Fault Coverage section to learn what costs are covered, whose insurance to notify after the crash, and the deadlines for filing a New York No-Fault insurance claim.
  • Insurance Coverage for Motor Vehicles
    Understanding how your New York car insurance policy works can help protect your rights after a crash. Our car accident lawyers have provided information to help you determine if you have the coverage you need to protect yourself and your passengers after a crash, and what to do if the driver who caused your crash is uninsured or under insured.
  • Wrongful Death
    You have rights if you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence behind the wheel. Our law firm has decades of experience handling car accident claims, and we’re ready to use our knowledge and resources to help you get the compensation your family needs to move forward.
  • Winter Weather Driving Safety
    Driving in harsh winter conditions is often unavoidable in New York. Learn the precautions you can take to help prevent crashes while driving in cold weather, ice, and snow.

Types of Car Accidents

There are many different types and causes of car accidents. Whether you are driving on the New York State Thruway, at a busy intersection, or just down the street in your own neighborhood, a car accident can happen anywhere and for any number of reasons. No matter what your circumstances are, we have the right accident attorney to handle your case.

  • T-Bone Car Accident Lawyer
    T-Bone car accidents occur when one vehicle crashes into the side of another. Some factors that may cause a t-bone car accident to happen include defective car parts, damaged roadways, and broken or missing traffic signals.
  • Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
    People driving while intoxicated are a danger to themselves and others. Being hit by a drunk driver can be a life-altering event that causes serious physical and emotional damage. We are here to help with injuries that may have been caused by a drunk driver.
  • Distracted Driver Accident Lawyer
    Although laws against texting while driving exist, people still refuse to obey this law. In addition to texting while driving, distracted drivers tend to eat, play with the radio, talk to passengers and, in general, don’t focus on their driving like they should.
  • Rideshare Accident Lawyer
    The ride sharing industry continues to grow every year. Unfortunately, car accidents may still happen when you are using ride sharing apps such as Uber or Lyft. If you have been hurt in an Uber / Lyft Accident, William Mattar can help.
  • Head-on Collision Lawyer
    Head-on collisions occur when cars driving in opposite ways collide. Some causes of head-on collisions include distracted driving, road conditions, and driving under the influence.
  • Rollover Car Accident Lawyer
    Rollover car accidents occur when a car flips over, in some cases multiple times, and lands on its side or roof. Some causes of a rollover car accident include speeding, aggressive or careless driving, obstructions, or car defects.
  • Rear-end Car Accident Lawyer
    Rear-end car accidents occur when a driver does not slow down or brake and hits another car from behind. Some causes of rear-end car accidents include defective braking, tailgating, distracted driving, and speeding.
  • Whiplash Injury Lawyer
    Whiplash is an injury commonly sustained in rear-end car accidents. Whiplash may cause neck pain and stiffness, loss of movement in the neck, numbness, migraines, and more.
  • Self-Driving Car Accident Lawyer
    While self-driving cars come equipped with many safety features, there is always a chance you may be involved in a driverless car accident.

Car Accidents Involving Multiple Vehicles

Accidents happen in a split second, coming out of nowhere and leaving victims traumatized and in pain. Nobody should have to cope with the consequences of a major car accident involving three, four, five or more cars. These serious crashes almost always happen on highways and interstates where the speed limit is over 55 mph. Fast moving cars clogging highways do not have time to stop to avoid crashing into cars in front of them. The results of a multiple car accident are often devastating and possibly fatal.

Traumatic head or brain injuries occur when a speeding vehicle rams into another car or highway guardrail. Even when secured by seat belts, drivers and passengers involved in a massive car pile-up can be thrown violently forward, hit their heads on the dashboard and receive life-threatening lacerations or concussions. These injuries typically require extensive treatment, surgery and lengthy recovery times. To help ease the financial stress of serious car crashes, your car accident attorney at William Mattar will represent your case against one or more negligent drivers. Obtaining the best result possible is our goal from the time we take your call.

Talk to a Car Accident Attorney at William Mattar Today

We understand how difficult it can be for car accident victims to cope with all the consequences of a serious car crash. From dealing with accident injuries and lengthy hospitalization to navigating the complex legal system the attorneys at William Mattar will work tirelessly to obtain the best result possible.

When you allow a car accident attorney at William Mattar to represent you, you will feel confident knowing you have the personal attention of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Let us take the burden of medical bills off your shoulder. Speak to one of our Buffalo accident lawyers today by calling (844) 444-4444.

Car Accident FAQ

Use these frequently asked questions as a starting point to understand the big concepts. However, we recommend that you review the facts and circumstances of your specific case with an attorney prior to taking any steps. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us today for more information.

1. WHAT IF MY VEHICLE IS A TOTAL LOSS?

If your insurance company told you that your vehicle is a total loss, you may be wondering what that really means. Watch this video to learn about the insurance company’s formula for determining the value of your vehicle. The car accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices are here to help.

Your insurance company told you that your vehicle is a total loss. So, what does that really mean? Basically, this means that the cost to repair your car from the accident damage is more than the car’s actual value. If your car has been deemed a total loss, you deserve a fair settlement from the insurance company to compensate you for the damages.

An attorney at William Mattar can review your case and make sure that the settlement you’re offered is fair. Give one of our lawyers a call today—we’re happy to answer your questions.

2. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT?

Are you familiar with the state of New York’s Statute of Limitations? Did you know that you may have as little as 90 days after an accident to start a personal injury claim? Watch this video to learn about the time limits and notice requirements you must observe when filing a personal injury claim and how our car accident lawyers can help you file your lawsuit on time.

Hello, I’m William Mattar, the founder of The Law Offices of William Mattar, a firm that focuses on car accident injury cases.

In order to bring a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident in the state of New York, you may have as little as 90 days from the date of the accident to start a claim for personal injuries. If you don’t act quickly, your rights may be lost.

However, depending on the facts of the case, the time you have to file a claim varies. These deadlines are known as a statute of limitations. Time limits, notice requirements, and statute of limitations can vary dramatically depending on the facts of the case. To make sure you don’t miss these important time deadlines, talk to the attorneys at William Mattar.

Each case is unique. You need an unrelenting car accident injury attorney who knows the laws surrounding car accident cases. At William Mattar, car accidents are what we do. Call us today. We’re here to help.

3. HOW DO I GET MY MEDICAL BILLS PAID?

You can get help paying your medical bills after an accident, but to do so, you must complete specific paperwork. Watch this video to find out what forms you need to file and when. If you need help filling out the forms, the car accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices can help.

In New York State, no-fault insurance benefits will cover the costs of your medical bills when you’ve been injured in an auto accident. This includes the costs of prescriptions, X-rays, doctor visits, hospital expenses, and other health services.

To get these benefits, file your no-fault Insurance application as soon as possible but no later than 30 days after the accident. If you have questions about the application or you need help completing the form, give us a call. The attorneys at the Law Offices of William Mattar are here to walk you the through the process and help you get the money and benefits you’re owed.

If you’ve been hurt in a car, call William Mattar. Our personal injury lawyers focus on motor vehicle accidents, and we’re ready to help.

4. CAN I GET PAID FOR TIME MISSED AT WORK?

Did you know that you could get paid for the time you missed from work if you’ve been hurt in an accident? Through certain benefits you can earn a percentage of your wages, but it’s imperative that you meet strict paperwork deadlines to obtain them. Play this video for more information on what forms to fill out and when they’re due.

The expenses resulting from an car accident can be high, and if you need to miss work as a result of your motor vehicle accident, you’re missing your paycheck. Fortunately, you can get paid for the time you’ve been away from work due to your accident.

Under basic no-fault insurance, when you’re injured in a car accident in New York State, you may receive to up to 80 percent of your lost earnings or $2,000 per month, whichever is the lesser amount. To obtain lost wages, you must file your no-fault benefit application as soon as possible—no later than 30 days after the accident took place. If applicable, you must also file for New York State disability benefits.

It’s important to review all applicable insurance policies because there may be greater lost wages coverage available. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the car crash attorneys at the Law Offices of William Mattar can answer your questions about lost wages.

5. WHAT ABOUT PASSENGER ELIGIBILITY FOR NO-FAULT?

Are passengers entitled to no-fault insurance benefits when they’ve been injured in car accidents? This video explains what you’re eligible for as a passenger and what you need to do to get the benefits you’re owed.

In the state of New York, passengers injured in car accidents are entitled to no-fault Insurance benefits, which include the payment of medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. As a passenger, your primary benefits will be paid by the insurance company of the vehicle you were riding in, regardless of who’s at fault for the accident.

In order to get the benefits you’re owed, you must submit a completed no-fault Application form as soon as possible but no later than 30 days after the accident to the insurance company.

Our lawyers are here to help. At William Mattar, we know car accident injury cases, because motor vehicle accidents are what we do.

6. WHY FOCUS ON AUTO?

Hear founding Attorney William Mattar explain why William Mattar Law Offices focus on one area of the law, car accident law, and how the firm’s focus benefits clients. He sees his focus on auto as the best way to help accident victims and compete with insurance companies.

7. WHAT DOES “HURT IN A CAR” MEAN TO YOU?

Watch to find out what our famous slogan, “Hurt in a Car? Call William Mattar” means to our clients and New York car accident attorneys.

“Hurt in a Car? Call William Mattar” is more than just a catchphrase, it’s a representation of our commitment to helping people in need. It lets people know that we focus on auto, and if you’re hurt in a car, we’ll do everything we can to help you.

If you need help after a car crash, contact our New York car injury attorneys by completing a free initial consultation form or by calling (844) 444-4444 today.

8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING I SHOULD DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

Listen to founding Attorney William Mattar talk about why hiring a lawyer is one of the first things you should do after an auto accident. The car accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so don’t go it alone.

Thank you for joining me. I’m William Mattar, a personal injury attorney and the founder of the Law Offices of William Mattar.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should talk to a lawyer. It’s that simple.

After you’ve been involved in a car accident, you could have medical expenses to pay, doctor’s appointments to make, and paperwork to fill out. It’s a lot to handle, especially if you’re working on short time deadlines.

The good news is: you don’t have to go it alone. We’re here to help. Call the lawyers at William Mattar. We’re here to answer your questions 24 hours a day. So let us help you.

9. WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER?

Auto injury cases can be complex with special notice requirements and deadlines. Watch this video to find out why auto accident lawyer William Mattar believes it’s to your advantage to hire a law firm that focuses on car accident injuries. William Mattar Law Offices can help you sort through the paperwork, meet deadlines, and work to get you the maximum results for your injury.

Thank you for joining me. I’m William Mattar, a personal injury attorney and the founder of William Mattar, P.C. After being injured in a car accident, you may be wondering whether or not you need an attorney. Accident injury cases can be complex due to special notice requirements and time deadlines. The attorneys at William Mattar can help you sort through the paperwork, help you meet your deadlines, and work to get you the maximum results for your injuries. I believe it’s to your advantage to contact a firm that focuses on car accident cases.

We’re happy to speak with you at any time and answer your questions. Give the lawyers at William Mattar a call today. We are here to help you.

10. WHAT FORMS DO I FILL OUT AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?

Whether you had a serious car crash or a fender bender, in the state of New York, there are specific forms you should complete after a car accident. Watch this video to learn about what paperwork needs to be completed, depending on the nature of your accident, and then call the car accident attorneys at William Mattar Law Offices.

You may be facing a stack of paperwork after your accident. The good news is, an attorney from the Law Offices of William Mattar can help you figure out what forms you need and guide you through how to complete them, so you can have them finished on time.

Whether you had a serious car crash or a minor fender bender, in New York State, there are specific forms you need to fill out after a car accident. Depending on the nature of your accident, you may need to complete forms such as the MV-104 form, the no-fault insurance benefits application, the Notice and Proof of Claim for Disability Benefits, or the Notice and Proof of Claim for Disability Benefits by Unemployed Claimants.

These are just some of the documents that may need to be filed shortly after an accident. Depending on the facts of the case, there may be other paperwork and notices to be completed.

If you are unsure what other forms are necessary for your accident, call us. We’re happy to answer your questions. Thanks for watching!

Caution: This video contains general information and is not intended to replace individual legal advice from a retained attorney. We are not your attorney until a written retainer has been signed by us for a specific issue or matter.

11. WHAT IF THE INSURANCE COMPANY OFFERS ME A SETTLEMENT?

Accepting the insurance company’s settlement offer without reviewing your options with an attorney may result in a smaller settlement than you deserve. We’re not afraid to stand up to the big insurance company, and we understand the value of your claim. Play this video to find out how our experienced lawyers will fight for your right to fair compensation.

If you’ve been hurt in a car, sometimes within days of the accident, the insurance company may try to offer you a relatively small settlement. The problem is, accepting a small settlement without reviewing your options with an attorney and understanding the value of your claim can result in a smaller settlement than you deserve.

An experienced car accident attorney can review the facts with you and be a strong and aggressive advocate. The lawyers at the Law Offices of William Mattar are not afraid to stand up to the big insurance company and fight for your right to fair compensation.

If an insurance company is offering you money shortly after you are injured in an accident, contact our firm for a free initial consultation. Just give us a call.