Category: In The News

close up of hand on steering wheel

Labor Day is nearly here and millions of Americans are gearing up to celebrate the unofficial start of summer with road trips, extended vacations, and some good ol’ fashioned holiday weekend fun. Naturally, holidays like Labor Day bring with them real risks – including those that directly impact safety on our roads. You may already […]

watch for motorcycles sign

When spring is in the air, motorcycles are everywhere – which is why NHTSA has designated May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As a firm that represents injured riders and their families, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. knows motorcyclists face major risks. According to statistics from NHTSA: 5,579 riders and passengers died in motorcycle crashes in 2020. Motorcycle fatalities […]

electrical workers

As a law firm known for helping workers after job-related injuries, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is proud to support National Electrical Safety Month! Throughout May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and other trade groups work to educate workers and the public about common electrical risks and essential safety practices. In addition to providing many […]

bike lane

Biking in New York City isn’t for the faint of heart. But as lawmakers have begun to prioritize protections for cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users, they’ve landed on an idea that could very well reshape how people commute across the City’s busy neighborhoods: concrete-protected bike lanes. As reported by Curbed, NYC Transportation Commissioner Ydanis […]

raised crosswalk

Felt a bump when driving through an intersection lately? It’s possible you were riding through one of the 17 raised crosswalks freshly installed at intersections across New York City. According to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), the new crosswalks are constructed at a higher elevation than the roadway to slow down motorists, provide enhanced […]

texting while driving

As a practice that fights for victims injured in auto accidents, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., knows driver distraction can have devastating consequences. This April, we’re proud to support Distracted Driving Awareness Month and remind everyone that they have the power to keep themselves and others safe. We encourage you to get involved and take the NSC’s #JustDrive […]

work zone safety week

April 11-15 is National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), and our team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is happy to share information to help reduce accident and injury risks in construction zones. Whether you’re a motorist or a worker, we also encourage you to visit NWZAW.org to find helpful resources and learn how you can participate in […]

construction worker laying on ground

Construction is a one of the country’s most dangerous occupations, but it was even more so in the first year of the pandemic, according to the latest Deadly Skyline report published by the New York Committee of Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). The 2022 Deadly Skyline report, based on data from 2020, covered the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

white car being towed by tow truck

As New York City eases into a new normal by lifting pandemic-era restrictions, it still has some catching up to do to make local roads safer – particularly when it comes to resuming vehicle towing. As reported by Streetsblog NYC, the city has yet to fully resume booting and towing vehicles owned by traffic offenders who […]

worker on ladder

This March, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) is celebrating its 6th annual National Ladder Safety Month. The campaign focuses on reducing the number of ladder-related injuries and deaths and ensuring people know how to use ladders safely. Workplace Ladder Injury Statistics Ladders are used by workers in a variety of trades and occupations, but they also […]