Regardless of who the driver was, his actions put him legally at fault for the crash because he violated a traffic signal.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
Jets coach Rex Ryan was involved in a three-car auto accident in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As reported by USA Today, Ryan ran a red light in his Ford Mustang and hit another car. The impact sent the struck car careening into a third car. No injuries were reported. This is an interesting look at the way media works, said New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman.
Accidents with no injuries and minor damage typically do not make the news, especially the national news. However, this one involved a well-known NFL coach.
“Regardless of who the driver was, his actions put him legally at fault for the crash because he violated a traffic signal,” said Perecman.
USA Today reported that Ryan received a warning and not a citation after the accident.
“If someone had been hurt, Ryan would likely have faced a car accident lawsuit and more penalties,” said Perecman.
If a person is injured in an accident caused by a driver who runs a red light, he or she may be entitled to receive compensation for injuries and losses caused by the crash. This compensation may cover lost wages, medical care, pain and suffering, and more.
The auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have helped many people obtain the compensation they deserve 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 personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases of vehicular accidents in New York. 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 and 2012-2013.
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."