New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2010
A seven-alarm fire broke out in Chinatown last Sunday night. By the time the fire was under control, one person was dead, almost 200 people were homeless, and dozens fell victim to personal injury.
"It's a miracle more people weren't fatally injured," said David Perecman, a New York City personal injury attorney.
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) do not think the cause of the fire was arson. The cause is thought to have been electrical. Reports indicate that the building contained several dumbwaiter shafts. These shafts are believed to have helped the flames spread quickly.
According to The New York Times, city records show more than two dozen violations for hazardous conditions, including lead paint, exposed wiring, mold, missing smoke detectors, and other problems. In the past, residents have complained about lack of hot water and heat. The records of all of these complaints signal a history of neglect.
In New York, a personal injury attorney should be contacted if you have been injured in a fire caused by someone else's negligence.
David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury attorneys, auto accident, construction accident, and medical malpractice attorneys at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition 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 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, a $5.35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.
*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
** later settled for $3.5 million
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."