New York, New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Sean "Diddy" Combs was involved in a car accident in Beverly Hills, CA. A Lexus sedan made a left turn and collided with the Cadillac Escalade he was riding in, according to the [Associated Press(10/25/12). Car accidents can happen to anyone, even celebrities. What is important is knowing what to do following an accident, said New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman.
The 42-year-old rapper-producer said he hurt his neck, ribs and collarbone in the auto accident, according to the AP. Despite being in pain, Combs was not taken to a hospital. However, a doctor treated him after the crash.
Auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm recommend that all people involved in car accidents see a doctor even if the collision was minor and-or injuries appear to be slight or non-existent.
“Mr. Combs was smart to see a doctor after the crash. It is common for a number of injuries to be more serious than they first appear. Some people experience pain or injury after a car accident that requires hospitalization. Other people involved in car accidents do not even know they have been injured until hours, days or even weeks after the event,” said Perecman.
In two studies based on data collected from car accident victims, scientists from the University of North Carolina found that pain levels after a car crash can depend on a person’s inherited genetic variations. This means that even if a person does not experience noticeable pain after an accident, he or she can still be seriously injured.
“High adrenaline levels that follow an accident can also mask a number of symptoms and pain. A doctor can document injuries and help a person get needed treatment and records,” said Perecman.
The auto accident accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have helped many people obtain compensation following auto accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York auto accident, construction accident, medical malpractice, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York vehicular accident cases including truck and bus accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."