New York based vodka entrepreneur Malcolm Lloyd, 42, died in a high-speed car crash in Florida. He was killed when the $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador he was travelling in as a passenger crashed into a SUV waiting at a red light near Miami Beach. The Lamborghini was said to be travelling at speeds of up to 120 mph, according to a report by the Miami Herald (4.25.14). David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, said it is highly unlikely that the driver had justification for driving that fast.
“The sad truth is that many drivers speed simply because they enjoy driving fast or are in a hurry,” said Perecman.
Both drivers involved in the crash were reporte3d to be in a critical but stable condition, said the Miami Herald.
According to the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2012. An average of 850 Americans are killed every month in speed-related crashes.
“The higher the speed at impact, the more likely there will be a death, disfigurement, or debilitating injury,” said Perecman. The consequences of auto accidents multiply for every 10 mph over 50 mph that a vehicle travels.
Wrongful death involves the loss of life due to the deliberate, negligent and-or reckless behavior of another person or entity. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivors’ loss, such as lost wages from the deceased, suffering and funeral expenses.
“When drivers violate speeding laws, they need to be held responsible for any injuries caused as a result of their negligent and reckless actions,” said Perecman.
Lloyd was also known as “Dr. Vodka. He started Old Nassau Imports and sold a vodka brand he created called Double Cross Vodka after getting a medical doctorate from Dartmouth Medical School, reported the Miami Herald.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in an auto accident caused by a speeding driver, contact the auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
The Miami Herald story cited is “ Driver of Lamborghini in fatal crash on MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach is charged.”
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases of vehicular accidents in New York. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements 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 prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
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 (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”