Personal Injury Lawyer David Perecman Urges Theatre Professionals to Be Careful Following Serious Spider-Man Accident

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Personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm encourages performers to be cautious while on-stage. His expression of concern follows a serious injury accident in which an actor got his leg caught in a mechanical stage lift during a performance of the Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”

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Accidents in professional theatre can result in injuries that are as serious as those in jobs like construction.

An actor was seriously hurt while performing on-stage in the Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Said Playbill(8.18.13), the actor’s leg got caught in a mechanical stage lift and he suffered serious leg trauma. This incident is a reminder that theatre jobs come with a wide variety of dangers, said New York lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.

“Accidents in professional theatre can result in injuries that are as serious as those in jobs like construction,” said Perecman.

Personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand there are risks of slips, trips and falls in professional theatre. For example, a performer could misjudge the amount of stage space and fall to the ground. Heavy lights, electric cables, and other equipment also pose an element of risk to theatre professionals. Other serious injuries actors suffer may be caused by repetitive strain after from doing the same movements over and over in rehearsal and on-stage.

In 2010, a stunt man in the Spider-Man show fell 30 feet off the stage and ended up with a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae, reported Playbill.

“Theatre safety considerations include avoiding risks, guarding against recklessness, being aware, and observing safety precautions. Following these basic rules will result in a safer theatre environment,” said Perecman.

For more than 30 years, the New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm have aggressively helped seriously injured people and their loved ones obtain compensation following injury accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

The Playbill story cited is “ Following Injury of Actor Daniel Curry, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Will Resume Aug. 16; Actors' Equity Responds”.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York personal injury cases, including workplace accidents and slip and fall accidents. 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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