multi-floor construction site with safety nets between open levels to provide safety measures for NYC construction workers against falling objects

New York City construction sites are more hazardous when employers do not have strong policies protecting vulnerable workers from falling objects. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks construction as one of New York’s most dangerous occupations, accounting for the highest number of work-related fatalities in New York City. The New York Department of Buildings […]

car driving on road covered in black ice, how is liability placed?

Black ice forms when water on the road freezes, resulting in a thin, hard-to-see layer of ice that can cause cars to skid and crash. But can a driver who slides on black ice be liable for a crash due to weather conditions outside their control? This blog post will discuss liability in car accidents […]

correct safe trench sloping on a construction site

A collapse at an excavation site can be a nightmare for construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an excavation as any artificial cavity formed by earth removal and a trench as a narrow excavation. OSHA estimates that a cave-in of just one cubic yard of soil can carry the weight of […]

black car that hit bicycle now lying on ground, who is at fault if the bicyclist did not stop at the stop sign?

You may have noticed a growing trend in New York City. More bicyclists than ever before travel the city’s streets. The NYC Department of Transportation finds that of adult New Yorkers, 30 percent ride a bike. On a typical day, people make 550,000 cycling trips in the city. Unfortunately, that means a growing number of […]

Group of construction workers at a safety meeting to ensure safety protcol is being meant to eliminate construction accidents

Construction is an inherently dangerous business that often requires the use of heavy machinery, power tools, scaffolding, hoists, and other equipment. New York City construction workers are put in hazardous conditions every day. The precarious nature of construction work means employers and site operators should be extra vigilant regarding safety protocols and standards on the […]

Scholarship honors a 14-year-old Queens boy with autism and helps others pursue higher education opportunities NEW YORK, NY (January 17, 2023) — The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., a boutique personal injury law firm with offices in New York City and Long Island, NY, today announced that applications are open for its 2023 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship […]

aggravated driver in NYC traffic, stay alert when driving next reckless drivers.

Reckless drivers can wreak havoc on the roads, severely injuring themselves and others. A recent four-car crash on the Belt Parkway in Queens illustrates how dangerous reckless driving can be. According to CBS News, at least two drivers involved in the collision were speeding and may have been racing before striking two other vehicles, sending […]

Sad female driver sitting on the street

After a severe car accident, you may be surprised if you do not feel any pain or other symptoms of injury right after the crash. However, many people who walk away from a car crash seemingly without injury develop significant symptoms in the hours and days following the accident. Can you pursue financial compensation if […]

mom teaching teenage daughter proper driving techniques by adjusting the rearview mirror and providing a space free of distractions

Mastering a new skill takes time and practice. In the meantime, novices are prone to making mistakes as part of the learning process. The same is true of new drivers. When teens start to drive, it is easy for them to fall prey to distractions. Unfortunately, inexperience paired with distracted driving can cost someone their […]

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We are proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® has named The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. to its “Best Law Firms” 2023 edition in the area of personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, tier 1, for the metropolitan areas of New York City and Long Island.  Law firms that are ranked in […]