When it comes time to choose a lawyer for a personal injury or wrongful death claim, many people feel that a law firm that has handled a lot of cases is best suited to help them. This is not always the case. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we are firm believers that it is not just how many cases a firm has handled, it’s about the types of cases and what kind of impact they have.
Our New York City injury attorneys have seen a number of cases come through our doors including some that have changed the landscape in the area. These types of cases are at the heart of what we do. While our primary focus is on the victims of any kind of accident and their families, we believe that what we accomplish for our clients can go a long way in preventing another similar situation from happening to someone else. Learn about some of our high-profile cases below.
The Family of Avonte Oquendo
When 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo walked out of his school, nobody did anything about it. Despite warnings of his condition and advisement that he should be monitored, school officials did very little when they noticed Avonte running for an exit. Months later, Oquendo’s body was found. Our firm is representing the family in a lawsuit in hopes of improving safety protocols at schools and helping the family find closure.
The Family of Nashalay Perez
Sandra Perez Rodriguez went to pick up her daughter, Nashalay Perez, on September 15, 2014 when she was approached by the woman who was supposed to be her daughter’s helper. The woman told Rodriguez that Nashalay had left at lunchtime. It appeared nobody was concerned about the disappearance of the girl and nobody did anything to prevent it. The girl was found the following Thursday, but it appears the girl snuck out of the school, showing a lack of safety protocols.
Construction Accident Injury
When a construction supervisor fell and severely injured his leg in 2009, the initial compensation provided was a jury award of $110,000. This was very minimal in comparison to the severity of the injury. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. represented the man in appellate court and the judge informed the defendant that they would need to pay a minimum settlement of $950,000 to avoid retrial.
Our firm aims to seek change whenever possible. If you have been harmed because of someone else’s negligence, contact our team and see how we may be able to help you.