Buffalo Truck Accident Lawyer

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Buffalo truck accidents can have tragic consequences. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), an estimated 4,136 people were killed in large truck-related crashes in 2018. Truck accident victims can suffer devastating, life-long injuries that leave them unable to work or continue their day-to-day life and activities.

If you’ve suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, contact William Mattar today. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week—our lawyers can come to your home or  a hospital if you cannot visit our office for a free consultation. We want to help you get maximum compensation. Just call (844) 444-4444 to speak to a Buffalo truck crash attorney.


The truck accident attorneys at William Mattar have years of experience working on behalf of victims injured by a negligent truck driver or truck company and know how to navigate any complex vehicle accident case. You can expect your lawyer to diligently seek a fair settlement to help you achieve a financial recovery after suffering serious injuries.

Our legal team will work tirelessly to investigate your case, collect evidence, and negotiate with the involved parties (including trucking companies, equipment manufacturers, and government entities) to help you receive the best possible outcome. Besides building a strong case, your truck accident lawyer can help you complete and submit important legal documents by the applicable deadlines.


Trucks are large and complex vehicles to operate, and as a result, numerous factors can contribute to a potential crash. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Driver fatigue: Driver fatigue is a cause of truck accidents. If drivers violate hours-of-service regulations and drive longer than permitted, this may lead to drowsiness and inattentiveness, potentially resulting in a collision with another motor vehicle.
  • Truck braking capability: Passenger cars can brake faster than most large trucks. Loaded tractor-trailers take up to 20-40 percent farther than cars to stop when necessary. This risk can be exacerbated by poor brake maintenance and bad weather conditions (leading to slippery roads). Reduced braking capability increases the risk of a potential collision if a truck driver is unable to stop in time.
  • Blind spots: Tractor-trailers have large blind spots that can increase the likelihood of a crash with a smaller motor vehicle. If a truck driver cannot see another vehicle in their blind spot, they may attempt a maneuver that causes an impact with that vehicle. The blind spots of large trucks, particularly commercial trucks, are much larger than other passenger vehicles.
  • Mechanical issues: Mechanical problems, whether caused by a defect or inadequate maintenance, can contribute to a truck crash. Issues can include faulty brakes, underinflated tires (prone to blowout), transmission failure, faulty steering, and more. A truck mechanical problem can cause a vehicle to lose control and veer off the road or collide with another vehicle or object.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident with a large truck, such as a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, contact a personal injury attorney today. The legal team at William Mattar is available 24/7 to speak with you about your case.


A serious injury can result in several stressful financial, physical, and emotional challenges for truck accident victims. Everything from mounting medical expenses to lost income to the experience of pain and suffering can qualify you for monetary damages. Without the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer, however, you may be left to deal with these problems on your own without adequate financial compensation.

If you’ve sustained injuries due to a truck hitting your car, consider contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In addition to the statute of limitations regulating the time allowed to file a claim, the sooner your attorney can gather evidence, the better chance you have of receiving compensation to help pay for your medical bills and lost wages and compensate you for pain and suffering.


We understand the pain and financial stress you are suffering if you have been the victim of a negligent truck driver. That’s why our Buffalo truck accident lawyers are ready to represent you and your best interests while negotiating compensation for your injuries. Fill out our online consultation form to schedule your free initial case consultation today, or call William Mattar Law Offices at (844) 444-4444 to get started on your truck accident claim.

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