Navigation Links
As Lawsuits Hit the MTA, Personal Injury Lawyers Consider How Much is Too Much, or Too Little
Date:7/8/2009

As the MTA once again tries to get the New York Legislature to change the law regarding personal injury accidents, New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman weighs in.

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 8, 2009 -- Each year, New York City's chronically cash-strapped metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) spends millions to pay for damages caused to riders.

Unfortunately things aren't looking up for the MTA. The numbers of people claiming they were injured on transit property continues to skyrocket. New York personal injury lawyers are paying close attention. The MTA receives around 3000 claims a year, according to a recent Audit committee report.

The agency, instead of trying to bring down the number of accidents and the people who suffer in these accidents, by making conditions safer is actively looking to bring the number of lawsuits down and they are appealing to the state legislature for help. One of the Authority's proposals singles out people who put themselves in harms way.

In the past, juries have tended to look favorably upon the MTA and 96 out of 150 jury decisions last year were decided in favor of the agency.

"The problem with banning suits is where to draw the line," says David Perecman, a New York personal injury lawyer. "The MTA should not have any special right to be exempted from personal injury lawsuits. If they are partly to blame they should pay their part . If the claimant is partly to blame they don't get compensated for their part. That's the law in this State. If a jury decides that a person is 505 at fault they only ger 50% of their damages. Banning the claim outright would allow the MTA to walk away from their share of responsibility. From the point of view of the law, the burden of responsibility is with the transit operator and the claimant to act reasonably and prudently."

Each case is different so generalization can be dangerous. Anyone who finds himself or herself in a personal injury accident on the MTA or other public transit should call a New York personal injury lawyer to discuss his or her options, urges Perecman.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 25 years, the New York personal injury lawyers, construction accident, auto accident and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is the current Secretary 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".

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.

*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
** later settled for $3.5 million
"Lawyer Advertising"
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/personal/injury/prweb2623274.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Rulings Send Lawsuits Against State Farm, American Family Back to Court, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Announces
2. Adenoscan(R) Patent Lawsuits Settled
3. Boston Scientific Announces Amended Agreement to Settle Product Lawsuits
4. Marin County Scandal and Elder Abuse Horror: Lawsuits Link Death Nurse, Bay Area lawyers, Doctor and Blind Eye by Local, State, and National Public Officials
5. Famed Attorney Willie Gary Files $10.6 Billion in Lawsuits against Big Tobacco Companies on Behalf of Florida Smokers and their Families
6. Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KgaA File Lawsuits Against Several Companies for Patent Infringement
7. More Women File Lawsuits Against Dallas Presbyterian Hospital in Eating Disorders Fraud Case
8. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against American Dental Partners, Inc.
9. Special Masters Appointed in Program to Resolve U.S. VIOXX(R) Product Liability Lawsuits
10. VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Biolitec, Dornier and CoolTouch
11. New York-Based Sanders Law Firm Files Five Product Liability Lawsuits Against Pfizer on Behalf of Chantix™ Plaintiffs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
As Lawsuits Hit the MTA, Personal Injury Lawyers Consider How Much is Too Much, or Too Little
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Advanced Inc., a leading provider of ... Bice, CPA, MBA to serve as Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, ... Jason brings extensive financial and operational leadership experience to Advanced Inc. He began his ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health ... is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their ... D) need to make changes during this period order for their new policy to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... an inspirational interview of two ostomy patients, standing as living proof that attitude ... suffer from digestive diseases and issues that spike around the holidays. This campaign ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... "Cardiovascular Health" in USA Today, which covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and ... maintaining fulfilling lives. “We are prolonging life 6 years in the last 3 ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Universal Medical Systems, Inc. (UMS) the world's ... to offer robotic imaging to veterinary medicine is sponsoring the appearance of Millennia, ... American Association of Equine Practitioners 62nd Annual Convention from December 4-6, 2016 in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016  LifeVac, the revolutionary ... included in the Emergency Response Training and Support Services ... excited to have LifeVac become part of the ERTSS ... Founder and CEO of LifeVac. "Having an established network ... and effectively will help leverage our efforts to spread ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... India , December 2, 2016 ... report "In Vitro Diagnostics/IVD Market by Product (Instruments, ... Hematology), Application (Diabetes, Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases) ... global market is valued at USD 60.22 Billion ... at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016 In the first ever attempt ... those derived from C. sativa, the Hebrew University in ... Napoli Federico II , the Universita` del Piemonte Orientale ... critical, integrated and unified inventory of phytocannabinoids of different ... on the remarkable chemical and structural diversity of phytocannabinoids. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: