New York City must ensure that people are safe while on the bridges and under them. People have an expectation that a bridge won’t injure or kill them.
New York, New York (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm question the safety of New York City bridges following an incident involving falling debris.
Last week a piece of metal, assumed to be from the Queensboro Bridge, crashed through the window of a Mercedes Benz, reported the New York Post. (2/22/2012) Andrew Campbell was driving his car from New Jersey to Queens when a piece of metal hit his windshield while he was on the bridge's lower level.
According CBS2 (2/22/2012), the object that landed on the luxury car was “a bolt and bracket.”
“New York City must ensure that people are safe while on the bridges and under them,” New York personal injury accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s personal injury law firms, said. “People have an expectation that a bridge won’t injure or kill them.”
When the metal hit the car, it dented the roof and shattered the windshield, the New York Post said.
Campbell was not injured in the falling debris accident, even though there was a possibility he could have been seriously injured or killed by the falling debris. When debris accelerates to high speeds while falling, it can cause severe and potentially fatal injuries to people below. Even an object as small as a bolt can cause serious falling object injuries if it hits a person after being dropped from above.
“People struck by falling objects can sustain serious head injuries, brain injuries, or other disabling falling object injuries that can end careers and change lives,” said New York personal injury lawyer Perecman, a New York personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York personal injury accident or a falling debris construction accident, please contact the New York 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 construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including falling object injuries. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition 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 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
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