In 2013, personal injury lawyer David Perecman achieved one of the top verdicts in New York for a construction case, when he secured a $7.98 million verdict on behalf of a dock builder who suffered a foot injury that ended his career.
While impressive, Perecman notes that this verdict is just one in his almost four-decade-long career of multimillion-dollar results. I’ve been handling cases for nearly four decades and I am not satisfied with settling a case for less than its top value based on the reputation I’ve been lucky enough to have achieved, he says. A $6 million case is a $6 million case, and settling it for $4 million just doesn’t work for me.
Since founding his firm in 1983, Perecman has won more than $200 million for his clients, who include victims of all types of personal injury, from construction and automobile accidents to medical malpractice. In the process, he has garnered significant recognition from his peers, having been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008 and Super Lawyers since 2007. His firm is also ranked among the top law firms in New York City for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, tier 3, by U.S. News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms.
When I’m asked what single factor has led to my past results I believe the answer is unbridled passion, says Perecman of his success. It’s a nice feeling when in winning a case you know that you’ve just rescued someone’s life.