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Long Island Personal Injury Lawyers

Over Half A Billion Dollars In Verdicts & Settlements Won For Our Clients


Over Half a Billion Dollars Recovered For Our Clients
  • $40,000,000* $40 Million

    Child suffered brain damage. Total amount of payout of structured settlement.

  • $15,208,168** $15.2 Million

    Construction Worker Fell from a Ladder: Jury Verdict.

  • $12,000,000 $12 Million

    Union driver was injured in a fall off of a ladder that was attached to a truck container.

  • $11,899,469*** $11.9 Million

    Union Worker Fell from a Scaffold

  • $11,000,000 $11 Million

    Injured worker on jobsite.

  • $10,000,000 $10 Million

    Laborer fell from a suspended scaffold. Case settled after jury verdict for $10,000,000.

  • $9,900,000 $9.9 Million

    Settlement for Union laborer who fell from a rolling scaffold.

  • $9,825,000 $9.8 Million

    Construction worker/laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.

  • $9,359,622 $9.4 Million

    Jury verdict for mason worker who fell two floors from the side of a building.

  • $9,000,000 $9 Million

    In 2006, Ryszard Lomotowski, was working at a construction site located in the High Bridge section of the Bronx when a steel reinforcement bar snapped. He fell 20-25 feet landing on his feet causing severe injuries to his legs.

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Nationally Acclaimed Trial Lawyers with Over Half a Billion Dollars Won!

Were you seriously injured in a car accident? Were you injured on the job? Were you injured in a construction accident? In 1983, our Long Island personal injury lawyers set out to provide premier legal representation to victims of negligence—and we’ve done just that. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we have since recovered more than half a billion dollars in compensation for our clients who were seriously injured.

Our award-winning firm accepts a wide variety of personal injury cases:

Our Long Island office also litigates cases involving slip-and-fall accidents, premises accidents, and more.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Our team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is committed to guiding individuals through every step of litigation, no matter how difficult the legal process may seem. We have substantial experience handling even the most difficult cases and have a deep understanding of the common defenses raised in personal injury cases. We will work tirelessly to recover your rightful compensation. You should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence. Let our team help you.

Our firm is proud to boast the following:

  • Over half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements recovered for clients
  • Over 40 years of legal experience
  • Ranked in U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
  • David Perecman Named 2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Long Island

Further, members of our attorney team have been selected to the New York Super Lawyers® list and The Best Lawyers in America© by Best Lawyers®. Some have been inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and The National Trial Lawyers, as well as earned 10.0 Superb Ratings on

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Long Island

Personal injury lawsuits are available to those who have been injured due to the negligence of another. If you win your case, you could be entitled to compensation for the losses—in legalese, “damages”—you have experienced as a result of your injury.

The main categories of damages for which you may be compensated include:

  • Pain and suffering, physical and emotional
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages, benefits, and reduced future earning potential

The point of a personal injury lawsuit is both to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions and to make you whole from the losses you’ve suffered and will continue to suffer moving forward. However, there are time limits to any type of legal action which, if missed will cause you to forfeit your right to compensation. Therefore, you should not wait to consult a lawyer after your accident.

Call (212) 577-9325 Today to Get Started

If you have been injured in Long Island as a result of negligence or other violation of law, we may be able to help. We have extensive experience in this area of the law, and we know that many of our clients pursue legal action because they have found themselves in similar dire straits. That’s why our team handles every case with integrity, passion, and skill. Allow us to show you why countless others trust us to fight for their compensation.

Take the first step today. Contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. online to book a free consultation with a Long Island personal injury attorney.

  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America©, 2008-2022
  • U.S. News' Best Law Firms in America, 2011-2022
  • TopVerdict™
  • TopVerdict™
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Super Lawyers® Top 100, 2019-2021
  • Super Lawyers®, 2007-2021
  • New York Law Journal's "Top Verdicts in New York"
  • New York Magazine' s Legal Leaders 2021
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms

More Than Attorneys

We're Your Advocates 
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    David Perecman

    Founding Partner

    For over 40 years, David H. Perecman has distinguished himself as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in New York City, championing all types of personal injury cases including construction accidents, premises accidents, automobile accidents, and medical malpractice, along with employment discrimination, false arrest, and civil rights cases.
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    Steven Dorfman

    Managing Attorney

    Steven Dorfman comes to the Perecman Firm as our managing attorney after more than twenty years of success as a trial lawyer and partner at another firm that specialized in handling catastrophic injury cases. During the course of his career, he has been responsible for the resolution of tens of millions of dollars for his seriously injured clients.
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    Zachary Perecman


    Zachary Perecman knew from a young age that he wanted to be a trial lawyer. He had the opportunity to learn firsthand from the example of his father, one of New York City’s most respected and well-known trial attorneys. Mr. Perecman showed an early aptitude for litigation during law school, excelling not only in his coursework but in trial advocacy training as well.
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    Adam Hurwitz


    After many years as senior partner in his own firm and the litigation manager of a highly respected general negligence practice, Mr. Hurwitz joined The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. in June of 2009, bringing with him not only a solid understanding of the strategies necessary to successfully prosecute high profile and catastrophic injury cases, but a deep sense of commitment and empathy toward his clients.
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    Peter Rigelhaupt


    Peter D. Rigelhaupt joined The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. in 2009, bringing his vast experience garnered over the course of his 20-year career as a litigator to the firm. For approximately 10 years prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rigelhaupt defended attorneys from inception of suit through trial in all types of legal malpractice actions. This experience gives him an intimate knowledge of the defense bar and insurance industry, and a unique insight into that side of the practice.
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    Mariusz Sniarowski


    Mariusz Sniarowski graduated Summa Cum Laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with his undergraduate degree before going on to attend the Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York.

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    Erica Colon


    Over the past several years, Erica has successfully settled millions of dollars for her clients for their pain, suffering, and economic losses. Most recently, she assisted in obtaining a $5 million settlement against the City of New York on behalf of an NYC Sanitation worker who suffered catastrophic injuries while on the job.
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    Sagar Chadha


    A native of the borough of Queens, Mr. Chadha knows the value of hard work and discipline. He observed first-hand the dedication and commitment that all New Yorkers exhibit in going about their daily lives, and understands the pain and frustration that one experiences when their work or enjoyment of life is taken away from them due to injury.
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    Edward Guldi


    Edward Guldi comes from a high paced Workers' Compensation background. He appreciates direct client contact and the importance of a speedy resolution in the workers' compensation arena. He also has experience handling complex and serious legal matters involving injuries including extensive work on September 11th cancer litigation.
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    Eileen Kelly


    Eileen Kelly knew from an early age that she wanted to be a litigator. After law school, Eileen joined a reputable personal-injury firm in Wilmington, Delaware where gained valuable experience working first-hand with clients and learning the fundamentals of personal-injury cases. Eileen joined The Perecman Firm in 2019, bringing the skills and the experience she has gained over the years so that she can continue pursuing her passion of advocating for her clients.

When You Call Us

  • We have a stellar record of success in accident cases.
  • We are premier trial lawyers and smart litigators.
  • We are highly respected in the legal community.
  • We make you our top priority.
  • We have over 40 years of proven legal experience under our belts.

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