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The Perecman Firm

Rudolf Radna

Rudolf B. Radna

Rudolf Radna

Serving Injury Victims in New York City

Rudolf B. Radna has served on our team as an associate attorney at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. since 2003. His responsibilities include preparing and responding to motions for summary judgment. A motion is a written request to a court. A summary judgment is a way of winning a case without a jury trial.

During his time at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., Mr. Radna successfully defeated several defense motions for summary judgment in conjunction with the efforts of other lawyers at the firm. He also served an integral role in obtaining summary judgment for the firms’ clients several times. Mr. Radna has also been involved with appeals and other types of motions, including defense motions following a jury trial seeking to retry the case unless the verdict was reduced.

History of Excellence in Legal Practice

Examples of prior cases where Mr. Radna has been fundamentally instrumental include:

  • In one post-trial motion to reduce a verdict in excess of $10 million or grant a new trial, it was Mr. Radna’s responsibility to assist in the research and writing of the papers in opposition to the defendants’ motion. These efforts were ultimately successful in negotiating a settlement that was favorable to the client.
  • In another case that occurred on the eve of trial, the defendants attempted to introduce a new argument concerning immunity from suit due to New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law. Mr. Radna found the critical prior case that supported the trial court’s decision not to permit the defense to introduce this argument at trial, since to do so would have been unfair as this theory had not been previously addressed and there was no opportunity to investigate it. This also led to a settlement that was beneficial to the client.
  • In a case involving a ladder accident, the defense sought to introduce video and photographic evidence of a ladder at trial in order to attempt to show that it was the client’s fault he had been injured. Mr. Radna assisted in preparing a motion to prevent these photographs from becoming evidence at trial, on the basis, among others, that there was no evidence they were an accurate representation of the conditions surrounding the client’s accident. This also led to a settlement that was beneficial to the client.
  • In a case in which the client had been awarded summary judgment, the defendants appealed, claiming that because of various circumstances surrounding the accident the summary judgment should not have been granted. Mr. Radna assisted in opposing this appeal, and this opposition was successful in maintaining the summary judgment. This led to a settlement that was beneficial to the client.

Other Responsibilities at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.

Mr. Radna’s other responsibilities at the firm include conducting oral examinations prior to trial during depositions and representing clients at discovery conferences at the court, which is how the investigation of cases is achieved.

At one such conference, Mr. Radna noted that the deposition showed that the defendant driver denied being present at the accident and denied that his vehicle was involved. In response to this, Mr. Radna put a demand into the conference order asking for the name and address of a person who was living with the defendant at that time, as that person may have been the driver. Months later, when the defendant asked the court to dismiss the case based upon the defendant’s claim that he was not the driver, this demand in the order was useful in showing that the defendant had not provided adequate discovery, and that the case should therefore not be dismissed.

Another project Mr. Radna has been involved with at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is developing a computer program that organizes summaries of court decisions, and permits the user to search for key words or phrases within those summaries.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2002

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor – 2001
  • Connecticut College, 1998

Membership

  • New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association

More Than $300 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

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  • $40,000,000*
    Medical malpractice. Child's brain damage.
    $15,208,168**
    Construction worker fell from a ladder, jury verdict.
    $9,825,000***
    Construction worker/ laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.
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