New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2010
Allegedly a MTA bus operator did not like being told by a supervisor that he should not talk on the phone while driving. The supervisor ordered the driver to pull over. The bus driver responded to this request with anger, shattering a bus window with his fist and assaulting his supervisor.
New York personal injury attorneys agree that the bus supervisor should be lauded for enforcing the MTA's zero-tolerance policy on cell phone use.
"Many studies have shown that people who are on the phone while driving increase their risk of crashes or near crashes," said David Perecman of New York, a personal injury attorney who has worked on cases involving driving and cell phones.
While the report from the New York Post does not specify what kind of cell phone the driver was using, New York personal injury attorney Perecman points out that New York State has a law that does not allow anyone to use a hand-held mobile telephone while they drive, whether they work for the MTA or not.
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."