New York Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Weighs in on SUV Accident Hurting Five Middle School Students

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New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman weighs in on the serious injuries caused by a SUV veering off the road and into a group of five students walking to school on the sidewalk.

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In addition to physical injuries to deal with, a life-threatening accident like this one can cause some individuals to experience flashbacks and-or nightmares, reliving the event repeatedly in their minds.

Surveillance video captured an SUV jumping the curb onto a sidewalk before plowing into a group of five students on their way to school in Maspeth, Queens, said NY1 (9.13.13). Lawyer David Perecman sends his best wishes for a speedy recovery to the students whose lives will be forever changed.

“In addition to physical injuries to deal with, a life-threatening accident like this one can cause some individuals to experience flashbacks and-or nightmares, reliving the event repeatedly in their minds,” said Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm. “This mind loop can cause psychological pain and suffering.”

According to NY1, the driver stepped on the gas instead of the brakes while trying to park. The security video showed the Honda Pilot SUV running directly into Angie Pena, 13. All the children involved in the car accident were 12 or 13 years old.

Pedal error crashes tend to occur most often in parking lots, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (DOT HS 811 605m April 2012). Data collected showed 25% of pre-crash maneuvers were “parking.”

Emotional, or mental, distress, involves any mental or emotional injury. These are known as “non-economic” damages, because unlike “economic” damages like medical expenses and lost wages, one cannot prove their value with documentation. These types of damages are typically left for the jury to decide.

None of the injuries were believed to be life threatening, but one victim suffered a serious leg injury, reported NY1.

Experienced lawyers at The Perecman Firm examine each aspect of a serious car accident in order to build the strongest possible case. They then work aggressively to help maximize the compensation received.

If you or a loved one are injured or killed as a result of a car accident, it is important to contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer as soon after the accident as possible. 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 NY1 article cited is “Queens Driver Loses Control Of SUV, Injures Five Kids On Way To School.”

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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