New York, New York (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 -- Poor driving conditions in Montana were blamed for a car accident involving the Kardashian sisters. A black GMC Yukon carrying Kim and Khloé Kardashian and a third unidentified person slid off an icy road and fell into a roadside ditch, according to USA Today (2.21.15), citing Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore. Icy roads are a top cause of winter auto accidents.
“This accident is a reminder to drive as safely as possible during inclement weather conditions like ice and snow,” said Attorney at Law David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
USA Today did not confirm whether Kim's daughter, North West, or Kim's half-sister Kylie were in the vehicle. The paper did confirm that Khloé was driving and that the Yukon did not cross into the other lane of traffic during the incident. The accident scared the occupants of the vehicle, but there were no injuries.
The accident occurred about four miles south of Belgrade, Montana, reported USA Today. After the incident, Kim tweeted a note of gratitude for their safety.
The Kardashians' vehicle was one of more than 10 cars that slid off the road that same Saturday morning. “Nothing out of the ordinary except the uber-famous occupants,” said USA Today
Icy roads can cause a driver to lose tire traction even more so than when driving a car in the rain. Snow and ice affect driver capabilities and can make it difficult to stop, start, or turn, especially in an emergency situation. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), nearly one in every four vehicle crashes on U.S. roads each year is weather-related. Many of these are the result of sleet, snow, ice and other hazardous winter driving conditions.
“While it is not always possible to avoid weather-related accidents when driving in New York, there are some things drivers can do to help lower the risk of becoming involved in an accident,” said Perecman.
Victims of a negligent driver should consult with an experienced auto accident lawyer after seeking medical help. Compensation for damages and injury-related costs may include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain, suffering, and more.
The USA Today article cited is “Kardashian sisters in Montana car crash.”
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of auto 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 2007-2014. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for the years 2011-2015.
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
Penni Horwich, The Perecman Firm, +1 (305)864-1539, [email protected]
SOURCE The Perecman Firm