By speeding, this driver potentially put the lives of New York motorists at risk.
New York, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
Last week, video was released showing a driver racing around Manhattan in twenty-four minutes. The driver, who went by the name Afroduck, used a dashboard camera to capture his approximately 26-mile journey around Manhattan, reported The New York Times (9.7.13). Attorney at Law David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, was appalled by the irresponsibility of this act.
"Speed limits are essential for driving safety," Perecman said. "By speeding, this driver potentially put the lives of New York motorists at risk.”
The driver claimed he had set a new speed record for traveling the loop around the island, according to the New York Times.
“He is lucky not to be facing a wrongful death claim,” said New York personal injury lawyer Perecman.
No one was injured in this ride.
According to The New York Times, license-plate readers and surveillance video in the city helped authorities to track down the driver.
The dashboard video showed the driver zipping on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive from East 116th Street to the southern tip of Manhattan and back up the West Side Highway, looping around to East 116th Street again, reported The New York Times.
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.
The New York Times article is “Arrest Made in Wild Drive Around Manhattan.”
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."