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Construction Shed

Scaffolding and construction sheds are a common sight in New York City, but for many businesses and residents, they’re also an eyesore. Thanks to a new trend sweeping the city, however, these visually unappealing structures are being transformed into modern art installations. As reported by the NY Times, developers and companies in the U.S. scaffolding […]

construction site

Earlier this year, the NYC Department of Buildings announced that it would be mobilizing inspectors to crack down on construction safety violations at work sites across the city following a string of worker deaths. According to Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca, the sweeps were part of the DOB’s “Zero Tolerance” enforcement campaign and focused on […]

OSHA 10 Certification

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is proud to announce that all 10 of our attorneys have completed the OSHA 10-hour training and certification program through the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). OSHA 10-hour training teaches essential safety and health information to workers in construction and general industry. The programs address workers’ rights, […]

Rideshare App

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has voiced his concern about state laws that allow rideshare drivers to carry auto liability insurance well below the needs of injured victims when traveling in the city. As reported by Streetsblog, de Blasio said low minimum liability insurance requirements for Uber and Lyft taxis unfairly affect victims whose crashes […]

2021 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism Winner, Louis Godfrey

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that Louis Godfrey has been selected as the winner of our 2021 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism. Louis recently graduated from J.L. Mann Academy in Greenville, South Carolina and will be attending Clemson University this fall. Louis’ winning essay on “Adversity and Autism” was an inspiring […]

David Perecman "Lawyer of the Year"

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that Attorney David H. Perecman has once again been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®! In addition to earning his 15th consecutive selection to the prestigious attorney-ranking publication, Mr. Perecman was additionally recognized as a 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of […]

E-Scooter

E-scooters are a common sight in major metro areas and are helping redefine the way we navigate our cities. But while they’re being embraced in urban locales across the country, there’s real reason to be concerned about the impact on safety. E-scooter accidents have increased dramatically in recent years and, as more cities sign on […]

Roadtrip

Summer vacation is perfect for road tripping in the United States, making now a great time to brush up on summer driving safety tips and, with the pandemic still ongoing , it is also a good idea to review COVID-19 safety precautions. This time of the year is often referred to as the “100 Deadliest […]

Construction

In response to the deaths of 3 construction workers in recent weeks, the New York City Department of Buildings undertook a series of sweeps to penalize unsafe construction sites. Too often, these accidents are completely preventable and are the result of inadequate or missing safety protections on the sites. Part of averting worker deaths and […]

Bus Camera

In the fiscal year running from July 2019 to June 2020, New York City paid over $150 million to the victims of accidents caused by city fleet vehicles. The government is actively working to address this issue. As reported by Streetsblog NYC, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services recently shared its plan to introduce new […]