New York Personal Injury Lawyer Weighs In on Upcoming Natural Gas Drilling Decision in New York State

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New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman from The Perecman Firm comments on natural gas pipelines and safety. Governor Andrew Cuomo will soon make a decision on whether or not to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York State.

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A pipeline accident can be catastrophic to people, property and the communities they live in.

Proponents of shale gas drilling are pressuring Governor Andrew Cuomo to make a decision on whether or not hydraulic fracturing will be allowed in New York State, according to The Wall Street Journal (9/3/2012). Residents who live along the proposed pipeline route and New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm recall past pipeline disasters and hope safety will not be an issue.

As David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, understands, a number of pipeline owners and operators have questionable safety records.

In 2011, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) reported 10 deaths and 61 injuries from natural gas pipeline accidents.

“A pipeline accident can be catastrophic to people, property and the communities they live in,” said David Perecman, a personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years.

Pipeline explosions can flatten homes and result in catastrophic injuries for people. Serious personal injuries can include death, severe burns, brain injuries, permanent disfigurement, and spinal cord injuries.

Numerous factors can contribute to a pipeline accident including, damage by digging near the pipeline, failure to follow safety regulations, improper maintenance and lightning, understand lawyers at The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s personal injury law firms.

“The natural gas industry must consider safety a top priority. When industrial companies take safety shortcuts or ignore regulations, it is only a matter of time before someone gets severely hurt or killed,” said Perecman.

The $750 million pipeline proposed for southwestern New York would carry low-cost natural gas route major Northeast markets, reported The Wall Street Journal.

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