The Perecman Firm, PLLC

New York City Personal Injury Attorneys

The Perecman Firm, PLLC

250 West 57th Street
Suite 401

New York - Manhattan, NY 10107

Phone(212) 977-7033
Fax (212) 977-7035

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Law Firm Overview

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is a personal injury firm located in Manhattan, New York and serving clients throughout the state.
Practice areas encompass a broad range of construction accidents, workers’ compensation, premises liability including slip and fall injuries, bus and MTA accidents, vehicle and aviation accidents, subway and train accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice such as errors and infections, nursing home neglect, catastrophic and traumatic injuries, Social Security Disability, and wrongful death.

The firm is led by Attorney David H. Perecman, who has more than 30 years of experience in personal injury; the firm’s lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience. Mr. Perecman actively participated in the efforts to have “Kevin and Avonte’s Law” passed, which aims to safeguard individuals who have autism or other conditions that may cause them to wander away from caregivers.

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. zealously advocates for clients, planning strategies for pursuing their best interests and maximizing the benefits they may receive for their personal injury matters.

Year this Office was Established: 1983

Languages: English, Polish, Spanish

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Scaffolding Accidents; Falls From Heights; Forklift Injuries; Electrocution; Crane Accidents; Ladder Falls; Site Debris Accidents; Machinery Accidents; Struck by Falling Objects; Trip-and-Fall Accidents; Shoulder & Knee Injuries; Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim; Workers’ Compensation Benefits; Elevator Accidents; Defective Elevators; Parking Lot Falls; Sidewalk Falls; Cracked and Broken Sidewalks; Worn/Raised Carpeting and Floor Boarding; Unsafe Building Injuries; Negligent Security; Lack of Security Cameras; Victims of Crime; Injuries to Children; School Bus Accidents; Lead Poisoning; False Arrests and Imprisonment; Escalator Accidents; Medical Malpractice Fatalities; Fatal Auto & Truck Accidents; Fatal Construction & Crane Accidents; Police Brutality; Vehicle Accidents; Auto Accidents; Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accidents; Cell Phone Use by Truck Drivers; Car Injuries With Trucks; Tailgating, Aggressive and Reckless Truck Drivers.

Areas of Law Description

At The Perecman law Firm, our personal injury lawyers serve people who have been injured as a result of:

- Construction Accidents

For over 30 years The Perecman Law Firm has worked with construction workers and their families in New York City to re-build their lives after an accident. Our work with union and nonunion construction workers of every type, including, roofers, carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, laborers, crane operators, operating engineers, tin knockers, iron workers, metal workers, sheet-rockers, painters, asbestos workers, craft workers, pointers, water proofers and excavators gives us firsthand knowledge of how accidents happen and how devastating an injury can be to you.

- Car and Truck Accidents

At The Perecman Law Firm, in New York City, our law firm has effectively represented car accident victims since 1983. Our lawyers have recovered over $350 million in settlements and verdicts. We work hard to determine the precise cause of any auto accident. Once we have found all the liable parties, we will aggressively pursue the best possible results for our clients.

- Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse

Our firm has handled a wide range of medical malpractice claims involving doctors, surgeons, nurses, dentists, hospitals and other medical professionals and facilities in New York City and beyond.

- Premises Liability

Premises liability matters can arise from accidents that result in injuries in hotels, grocery stores and shopping malls, construction sites and on other public property in New York. At The Perecman Law Firm, our lawyers can help you if you have been involved in an accident.

- Workers' Compensation and On-the-job Accidents

The lawyers at The Perecman Law Firm work to make the process of filing for workers' compensation benefits as easy as possible for our clients. You can make one phone call and our lawyers will handle all aspects of your case. We will identify the responsible parties, help you file your claim and keep you informed throughout the progress of your case.

- Wrongful Death

At The Perecman Law Firm, we don't just provide legal representation for our clients. We empathize with clients and let them know that the legal side of their tragedy will be taken care of in an honest and aggressive manner. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for families in New York and have successfully resolved more cases in the past few years than many firms handle in their careers.

- James Zadroga Act of 2010

At The Perecman Law Firm, we have the knowledge and resources available to provide you with the information you require regarding the extended 9/11 victim compensation funds. We can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation under the James Zadroga Act of 2010 and what efforts it will take to obtain that compensation in an efficient manner. We will dedicate our time to helping you recover the damages you are entitled to.

- Catastrophic Injury

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you need a lawyer who is prepared to fight for the maximum damages needed to fully compensate you for the lifetime consequences of your injuries.


Steven Dorfman Mr. Steven B. Dorfman
Accident, Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Discrimination, Medical Malpractice

Edward Guldi Mr. Edward Guldi
Accident, Catastrophic Injuries, Employment, Litigation, Personal Injury

Adam Hurwitz Mr. Adam M. Hurwitz
Catastrophic Injuries, Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Defective Products, Labor

Carissa Peebles Ms. Carissa M. Peebles
Automotive, Car Accident, Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Zachary Perecman Mr. Zachary Perecman
Accident, Civil Rights, Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Personal Injury

David Perecman Mr. David H. Perecman
Founding Attorney
Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Premises Liability

Rudolf Radna Mr. Rudolf B. Radna
Accident, Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Personal Injury, Premises Liability

Peter Rigelhaupt Mr. Peter D. Rigelhaupt
Accident, Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Malpractice, Personal Injury

Mariusz Sniarowski Mr. Mariusz Sniarowski
Personal Injury, Motion Practice



  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association

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