New York, New York (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
An attack on a man in a Greenwich Village McDonald’s was classified as a hate crime, reported The New York Times (9/25/12). The male suspect made homophobic comments before slashing the man in the face, back, neck, and elbow. These words made the crime a hate crime, said New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
The 22-year-old victim was with his significant other when the altercation occurred. According to the New York Times, the suspect was allegedly angered when the victim’s transgender girlfriend tried to use the ladies restroom.
A crime is a hate crime in New York when it is committed due to a hatred or prejudice against someone because of their actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or gender identity explained lawyers at The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms.
“Hate crimes are violent acts of discrimination which have no place in New York,” civil rights violations lawyer Perecman said. “All New Yorkers and visitors to this city have a right to be who they are, to dress as whichever gender they identify with, and to feel safe.”
According to the Hate Crime in New York State 2010 Annual Report, the most recent figures available, New York City reported 350 hate crime incidents, an increase of 27% from the year before. Anti-male homosexual bias was the third most frequently reported motivation factor for the hate crimes.
Hate crimes are usually intended to induce fear and-or cause psychological harm to entire communities as well as the individuals attacked.
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including hate crimes or gender discrimination in the workplace can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including gender bias and bias crimes. 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
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