New York Personal Injury attorney, David Perecman is regarded as one of the top personal injury lawyers in New York according to Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. Once again, his unique tactics proved successful in the court room when his client sued Vincent Pastore for assaulting her. The trial attorney was able to show how “Big Pussy” from Televisions Soprano’s lied when testifying previously – and got him to offer incriminating information when being questioned.
According to news stories in the Daily News, the defendant claimed in the past that he never hit the plaintiff nor pulled her hair. But Perecman’s questioning revealed some staggering and case-altering information to the contrary. “In typical bodily injury lawsuits, trial lawyers put their own client on the stand first and take the easy path to proving their case.
By doing this they expose them to cross examination and the shortfalls, if any, are highlighted,” said David Perecman, New York personal injury attorney. “It’s far more difficult to take a hostile witness, your adversary, and start the trial off by cross examining them and developing a story from them at the same time. By doing it the hard way you force the defendant to testify and “lock in” to their version of what happened before anyone else testifies.”
Perecman subpoenaed the first witness, Mr. Pastore. After asking questions intended to make him look a bit foolish about crying before this all went down, Perecman got the fatal admission, just before the jury retired for the weekend, HE PULLLED HER HAIR NINE city blocks away from where she was yanked out of the car. Mr. Perecman was ready to resume examination the following week, and it wasn’t going to be pretty. Pastore agreed to a settlement, and all parties were able to move on.