New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Viral Video of Broken Subway Stairs and Personal Injury Lawsuits

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New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman discusses the viral video that forced the MTA to repair a broken subway stair. Comments under the video, which was viewed more than 330,000 times, included the phrase "lawsuit waiting to happen." The New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of personal injury cases over the past 30 years.

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Luckily for the MTA, they fixed the stair before someone got seriously hurt.

Less than a day after a video surfaced on The Gothamist (6/28/2012) showing people tripping on a broken subway stair, the MTA fixed the problem.

“Luckily for the MTA, they fixed the stair before someone got seriously hurt,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s personal injury law firms. “It’s worth noting, the MTA fixed it extraordinarily quickly after the video went online.”

The video showed people “falling up subway stairs,” as described by The Gothamist. They were tripping on one step at the 36th Street station that was slightly higher than the rest.

In less than half a day, the video had 330,000 views, according to NBC New York (6/29/2012).

Comments posted under the video included phrases “evidence for a future lawsuit” and "lawsuit waiting to happen."

As New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand, if someone had gotten hurt on the step, the MTA may have been held liable.

“Suing state agencies is not as simple as filing a lawsuit in regular court,” explained Perecman, a New York personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years.

Personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm have been representing victims of MTA related injuries, as well as victims of many other kinds of personal injury accidents in New York for over 30 years.

The expert New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm have helped many people obtain compensation in personal injury lawsuits against the MTA. 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 personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York personal injury cases including 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.

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), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.

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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