Year: 2015

Family at a Grave

December 12 will mark the 69th anniversary of the ice plant fire that left 37 New York City residents dead. The five-alarm fire went off early in the morning in an ice house that was abandoned. The Manhattan building had a five-story wall collapse, resulting in a neighboring, tenement building crumpling and people being buried under the tons […]

When it comes to disability benefits, you are entitled to specific compensation for any injury you may sustain at work. It is the responsibility of your employer and the government that you are provided for if you become incapable of working. We have all heard the terms social security and benefits often enough, but what […]

Meliek Sanders and Corey Phillips cleared by DNA evidence The city will pay $500,000 to settle a federal lawsuit for two Brooklyn men who were falsely arrested and jailed for 11 months for a series of robberies they did not commit. Thanks to DNA evidence and surveillance video Meliek Sanders and Corey Phillips were cleared […]

Ecuadorian Civic Committee (ECC) of New York, Inc In honor of Ecuadorian Heritage Month, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., will be a sponsor for the Ecuadorian Day Parade taking place Sunday, August 2, 2015, on Northern Blvd, in Queens, New York. The Ecuadorian Civic Committee (ECC) of New York, Inc is a non-profit charitable organization created in 1978, […]

Senator Chuck Schumer Champions Federal "Avonte's Law"

New York Senator, Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-N.Y.) has sponsored Senate Bill 2386, the “Avonte’s Law Act of 2014”. This legislation, which amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and named for teenager Avonte Oquendo, provides $10M in funding to law enforcement to support the use of tracking devices for those with […]

An employee of Ward Lumber died in an on-the-job accident. New York State Police believe the man was killed by a board at the Adirondack lumber mill where he worked. Lance Sawyer III, 22, had been operating a board edger at Ward Lumber in Jay, New York, when the board shot back and struck him […]

Rushed work is often the cause of construction accidents. This is why it was alarming when the New York Post (3.25.15) reported that workers said “they have been under huge pressure to complete” art mogul Larry Gagosian’s reported $70 million Upper East Side mansion. Rushing may help explain the cause of the ironworker’s tragic death at the mansion. […]

A jet bridge allows passengers to board and deplane directly through an airport terminal without having to go outside. A mechanic for American Airlines was killed in an accident at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, reported NBC News (3.2.15). He suffered fatal injuries after falling approximately 14 feet from a jet bridge to the ground below when he […]

Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho died in a car crash after leaving a concert in Mexico, reported The New York Times (2.26.15), citing DEL Records. Camacho, 22, was the lead singer of the popular norteño group Los Plebes del Rancho and DEL Records was their label. The car accident happened on a highway near the Mexican state […]

Many reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an automobile accident. The cover story of the February issue of National Geographic, explored blast-induced traumatic brain injury. According to National Geographic, TBI is considered “the signature injury” suffered by American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. On the battlefields, blast force, particularly that caused by improvised […]