New York personal injury attorneys stress that cyclists, pedestrians and drivers need to be extra careful when sharing the road.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – January 4, 2010 – Yesterday was a sad day for many families and friends. Three women were killed and a man was critically injured in a spate of cyclist and auto accidents that happened across New York City, to the dismay of personal injury attorneys.
On Staten Island, a car hit a couple out for a jog. The 23 year-old man was in critical condition. His companion suffered a broken ankle and bruises.
On the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a bicyclist died after being hit by a school bus. She hit a pothole while riding her bike and fell into the path of the bus, according to authorities.
Two other women died in crashes in Brooklyn. A forklift ran one woman down. In the other accident, a woman was killed after she walked into an oil truck. Apparently the driver didn’t know he’d hit her until pedestrians waved him down. These types of incidents are all too common to New York personal injury attorneys.
“Pedestrians always need to be careful of all vehicles and never take chances when they are sharing the road. Vehicles need to be just as careful,” said New York personal injury attorney David Perecman.
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
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”