City officials need to identify the causes of the bicycle-pedestrian accidents in New York's Prospect Park and implement better solutions before another accident occurs.
(PRWEB) January 21, 2012
The number of bicycle-pedestrian accidents in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park has increased over the past few months much to the concern of New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm.
“City officials need to identify the causes of the bicycle-pedestrian accidents and implement better solutions before another accident occurs,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of the Perecman Firm, one of New York’s personal injury law firms.
Two months ago the Parks Department installed a number of orange traffic barrels along one particularly perilous stretch of road in an attempt to protect pedestrians from cyclists, reported Gothamist (1/12/2012).
However, New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm strongly believe more safety measures are needed.
Last week, a cyclist collided with a 62-year-old pedestrian on West Lake Drive, causing the stroller to break his hand, according to the Gothamist.
In June and in November, bicycle-pedestrian collisions left two women with severe brain injuries, reported the New York Daily News (11/17/2011).
“Given the number of accidents, it appears obvious that new solutions need to be adopted, and fast,” said New York personal injury lawyer Perecman.
Traffic engineering experts say more could be done to prevent pedestrian-bicycle accidents in New York’s Prospect Park. Ideas include physically changing the path and installing speed bump-like devices for bikes.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a New York bicycle accident, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury accident, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of pedestrian and bicycle accident injury cases 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.
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, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a
$40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
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."
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