Surprising to many, extreme weather will almost never be a valid excuse for causing an accident.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
An eleven-car accident closed a section of the Staten Island Expressway and left one person injured. The accident was being blamed on the weather, said NBC News(1.5.14). The weather is a common factor contributing to many traffic crashes, said David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
Freezing rain and sleet had pelted the area before the accident. The weather conditions had “left roads across the tri-state dangerously icy” reported NBC News. Slippery roads make it more difficult for most vehicles to stay on the road, to stop, or to avoid hitting other vehicles.
“Surprising to many, extreme weather will almost never be a valid excuse for causing an accident,” said Perecman. “Drivers are expected to use extreme caution in conditions caused by bad weather conditions.”
Nearly 8% of crashes in New York in 2011 occurred because the pavement was slippery, according to the 2012 Statewide Statistical Summary from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Proof for figuring out who was at fault in a multi-car accident will come from a number of sources, including police reports, witness statements and physical evidence. Some cases also require in-depth investigation and accident reconstruction. Oftentimes, working out who was at fault and the degree of responsibility of each motorist takes time. An experienced auto accident layer may help victims speed up the time it takes to get compensated for their lost wages, medical bills and pain resulting from a car accident.
If you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident, contact the auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
The NBC News story cited is “11-Car Accident Closes Section of Staten Island Expressway.”
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."