An angered Staten Island woman extracts her own revenge on a repo man in New York, and personal injury lawyer David Perecman says its lucky for them both, it wasn’t murder.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – October 19, 2009 – To some she’s a folk hero, to New York personal injury lawyers, she is someone who could have been facing charges for murder.
Staten Island resident Helen Walker allegedly took revenge on a repo man who was trying to take her car. As he was doing his job repossessing her vehicle, Walker jumped into the car, started it, and slammed the vehicle into the victim, causing him to fly onto the hood. She then sped for approximately a mile as the victim held on.
When police stopped the car, the repo man was still clinging to the car. He suffered only minor injuries.
“This isn’t something we see everyday in New York. Staten Island personal injury lawyers agree she’s very lucky her victim had an incredible grip,” added Perecman, “or she’d go from facing seven years in jail to possibly a lifetime.”
She was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury lawyer, auto accident, construction accident, and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict* for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.
*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
** later settled for $3.5 million
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”