New York Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Says Drivers Pay Attention to Fatal “Texting While Flying” Helicopter Crash

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New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman at The Perecman Firm says recent helicopter accident should remind drivers of the dangers of texting and driving, The National Transportation Safety Board found that text messages before and during the flight were a likely contributing factor to a fatal crash.

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Helicopters may be more complicated to maneuver than a car, but the pilots have far more training than the majority of people on the roadways.

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman wants drivers to think of a helicopter accident next time they consider texting while driving. A medical helicopter crashed in Missouri on August 26, 2011 killing all four people on board. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently found that personal text messages before and during the fatal flight were likely a contributing factor in the crash

“Texting while driving is dangerous, whether the vehicle being operated is a car, bus, or helicopter,” said Perecman. “Helicopters may be more complicated to maneuver than a car, but the pilots have far more training than the majority of people on the roadways.”

This is the first time that texting while flying was linked to a fatal commercial air crash, said the NTSB.

“Distracted driving has been compared to drunken driving. People who wouldn’t drink and drive, shouldn’t text and drive,” said Perecman. “Texting while driving has been blamed for many vehicular accidents.”

Text messaging while driving increases the crash risk 23 times, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Every day, more than nine people in the United States are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in crashes reportedly involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Distracted driving included text messaging.

“This helicopter crash again supports the fact that texting while operating any form of transportation is not safe,” said Perecman. “A person who has been in an accident caused by a driver who was text messaging should definitely call an experienced auto accident attorney.”

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

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