An important lesson for all drivers is that fact that knowing how to drive one type of car does not mean being able to handle all cars.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Talk show host Arsenio Hall was uninjured after he drove his new Porsche off a road in West Hills, California, said the Los Angeles Times (12.24.13). This accident is a reminder that new cars can be dangerous even to experienced drivers, said auto accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
Drugs and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the crash, reported the Los Angeles Times.
“An important lesson for all drivers is that fact that knowing how to drive one type of car does not mean being able to handle all cars,” said Perecman.
Unfamiliar vehicles may include a new car, a rental car, or a friend’s vehicle. Driving a luxury sports car is very different from driving a SUV, which is very different than driving a truck.
While driving unfamiliar vehicles can be dangerous, so can trying to reach an unfamiliar destination. Drivers who read a map or GPS increase their chances of having an accident, especially when the directions from the map or device don’t match the actual roads exactly. This is a distraction that can be avoided if drivers driving in an unfamiliar area remember to consult a GPS or map only when parked. A parked driver can take the needed time to orientate and visualize the route.
“When driving an unfamiliar car or driving in new territory many drivers feel anxious that they will get into an accident. Just having this feeling may distract a driver and end up causing an accident. Drivers should allow themselves extra time to get to their destinations,” said Perecman.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a vehicular accident, contact the auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
The Los Angeles Times article cited is “Arsenio Hall drives off side of road, is uninjured, police say.”
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."