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Attorney Comments On Winter Safety After New York Woman Dies In Snowmobile Crash

New York accident attorneys remind snowmobile drivers and passengers to be careful this winter season.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – January 4, 2010 – A 30-year old woman was killed while riding a snowmobile while on vacation in Vermont. The woman, Kristen T. Bednar was from New York. Personal injury attorneys, saddened by this tragedy, want to remind people that recreational vehicles can be deadly.

Bednar died after losing control of her snowmobile and crashing into a tree. She suffered severe head injuries. Officials say Bednar was not wearing proper headgear at the time of the crash. A passenger on the back of her vehicle escaped uninjured.

State police and New York accident attorneys are investigating the snowmobile crash.

“While it can be a fun and exciting activity, snowmobiling can also be extremely dangerous and accidents can result in death or serious injury of a snowmobile enthusiast. Unfortunately, getting injured while operating a snowmobile is not such an unusual accident,” said David Perecman, aNew York personal injury attorney.

According to estimates from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as many as 13,400 people end up hospital emergency rooms for snowmobile-related personal injuries each year. An estimated 110 people die while riding snowmobiles.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury attorneys, auto accident, construction accident, and medical malpractice attorneys 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
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