With the numbers of deaths and injuries associated with bicycling, cameras can provide valuable accountability in the event of a bicycle accident in New York.
New York, New York (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
An increasing number of bicyclists are wearing video cameras on their helmets or strapping the devices to their heads to record their rides, reported The New York Times (7/21/2012). New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm applaud the use of these cameras which provide high-tech evidence in case of an accident.
A recent bicycle accident described in The New York Times demonstrated the benefits of the camera. New York cyclist Evan Wilder was in an accident with a car that then left the scene of the accident. The camera attached to Wilder’s head provided footage of the car’s license plate that was later used to bring the driver to justice.
David Perecman and New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, who represent bicyclists injured in accidents, expect more riders to buy and use the cameras.
“With the numbers of deaths and injuries associated with bicycling, cameras can provide valuable accountability in the event of a bicycle accident in New York,” personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, said.
Personal injury attorneys at The Perecman Firm understand that cameras may also increase safe biking.
“Bike riders are often accused of careless riding. When people know they're being watched, they tend to behave better,” explained Perecman, a personal injury attorney for over 30 years.
Featured in The New York Times(7/23/2012) was a camera called the Hindsight which can be mounted on a bicycle. This rear-view camera continuously records what's behind the rider. The recording system is designed to shut off automatically if the cyclist is in a crash, ensuring there is a record of the accident.
The personal injury attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have helped many people obtain compensation following personal injury accidents, including bicycle accidents. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
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 accident cases including bicycle 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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