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In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm shares information concerning the most dangerous roadways in Florida and how to prevent motor vehicle accidents.

The Most Dangerous Highways in Florida.

According to the Highway Safety Administration, Interstate 95 is considered the most dangerous and deadliest motorway in the United States. In 2019, there were some 285 fatal accidents on the stretch of highway that connects such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Miami.

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm shares insight for understanding the different types of motorcycle helmets available and how they protect you in the event of a motorcycle accident.

A helmet is a motorcycle rider’s best friend and should always be worn when riding no matter what. It is the only thing protecting your head from severe and sometimes permanent injury. Thus, purchasing a quality helmet and understanding how they work in the event of a motorcycle accident is fundamental. Much in the same way a baseball player chooses which glove to buy, a motorcycle rider must choose the helmet that best fits his/her head and budget. There are many different types of helmets which come in different styles and with different price tags. Obviously, the more expensive the helmet, the better the quality and chances of reducing the injuries sustained after a motorcycle accident. Since the human head is the heaviest part of the body, it is only natural that this part of the body will strike the ground with the most impact and usually first. Thus, making sure the helmet fits properly and is strapped onto the head tightly is vital to guarantee it does what it’s meant to do, protect your brain. According to statistics, motorcycle helmets save an average of 2,000 lives per year and could have saved over 1,000,000 lives had they been worn by riders involved in accidents.

It’s important to highlight that the lifespan of a motorcycle helmet is five years, that’s if it hasn’t suffered impact or been damaged as a result of a motorcycle accident. It may be difficult to understand why the helmet has a lifespan but it simply comes down to the materials used to manufacture the interior and exterior of the helmet. The materials used to manufacture helmets include polycarbonates or fiberglass, which begin to deteriorate after time. Also, the interior linings begin to wear and lose their effectiveness. Though it may seem like a waste to toss your favorite helmet, it is highly recommended to guarantee maximum protection in the event of a motorcycle accident in which your head hits the ground hard. If in doubt, check the DOT expiration date to check when your helmet expires. The helmet will begin to get old as soon as the rider places it on his/her head and exposes the helmet to the natural elements such as sunlight, wind, and rain. The Miami motorcycle accident lawyer, Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury attorney and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, has vast experience striving to be the best motorcycle accident lawyer for his motorcycle accident clients and families. Among the bodily injuries incurred by motorcycle accident victims, the head area is the only part of the body that can be protected after a collision or fall. Though elbow and knee pads might prevent cuts and abrasions, the helmet protects the brain from long-term injuries that can greatly diminish the motorcycle accident victims quality of life, and lead to a devastating array of physical disorders and pain.

IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT ON PREVENTING AND DEALING WITH MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD, AND ORANGE COUNTY

IMG_1205-256x300Hurt in a motorcycle accident because of to the negligence of the driver of a car or truck? Motorcycle riders are the most at risk of being injured in an accident every time they take to avenues, streets, and highways. The Miami motorcycle accident lawyer Jonathan Perazzo, founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, has vast experience dealing with motorcycle accidents and achieving fair compensation for his clients injured in motorcycle accidents.

The Reasons why you should hire a Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA

The best truck accident lawyers in Miami-Dade understand that an accident involving a truck can result in damages and injuries that will require legal representation by a professional truck accident attorney. Why? Because over half a million trucking accidents occur yearly across the U.S., with roughly 10% of those truck accidents ending in fatality. Furthermore, filing an insurance claim for compensation against an insurance company is no walk in the park, as insurance providers are in the business of making money not spending it. Thus, insurance companies will most often offer accident victims a settlement which is lower than their real claim value. Only a dedicated and experienced truck accident lawyer will be able to maximize an insurance claim and make sure just compensation is granted to the accident victim.

In Miami, a truck accident on a congested street can affect, not only other motorists, but also bikers, joggers, pedestrians, and anyone making their way amid traffic. This is because city streets are now designed for trucks, and neither is today’s modern society; which spends more time looking down at their phones rather than where their going. In other words, cell phones are distracting people when they are walking, driving, eating, and partaking in any activity in which their hands has access to their phones. Texting and driving among passenger cars, for example, is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in Miami. A truck driver negligently using a cellphone to text & drive, or that is distracted by a GPS service, can easily be involved in an accident. At present, private and commercial vehicles are relying heavily on GPS service such as Google Maps and Waze to help them reach their destination more quickly. This has led to a rise in traffic along suburban streets and a cause for concern among rural communities as well.

POOR-LIGHTING-1-225x300Poor Lighting and Walking Surfaces

When walking surfaces are unsafe, it is a matter of time before someone trips, slips, or falls. When the lighting is poor, dim, or non-conventional as in the use of neon lights, the chances of suffering a trip, slip, or fall accident increase. Though retail outlets such as Publix, Walmart, etc., are well lit, with walking surfaces kept in proper condition and hazard-free, bars and nightclubs present certain hidden dangers to customers and guests. Poor lighting is one of the three main reasons why people trip, slip, or fall. When poor lighting and uneven walking surfaces combine, the chances of a trip and fall are overwhelming, especially to the intoxicated and elderly, who can suffer sever personal injury.

NEON LIGHTS, OBSTACLES, AND STEPS

IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INFORMATION ON FOOT INJURIES AFTER A SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT

Almost a dozen senior citizens suffered injuries after tripping and falling while walking down a local seaside street. Why? Because the sidewalk was improperly designed; with ramps and steps that were difficult to detect under poor lighting and signaling. When a sidewalk is uneven and there are no bannisters for sloped walkways, senior citizens may have difficulty detecting where it is safe to step. City engineers and public inspection services are bound by law to make sure that walking surfaces are safe for pedestrians, as well as bike riders and all those that use sidewalks. According to reports from some of the pedestrians injured and witnesses, about half way up the street, the sidewalk divided into steps and a ramp. Sadly, there was no bannister, no warning, or markings of any kind that warned of a potential safety hazard for the pedestrians making their way towards the fork in the road. Witnesses say that they could see some elderly women slipping toppling over as they took their first couple of steps onto the divide. There is no footage available, but several ambulances and rideshare services were used to transport the injured pedestrians to local hospitals and clinics. The pedestrian accident victims suffered diverse injuries.

Some of the fall accident victim’s injuries included:

INJURED WHILE RIDING YOUR BICYCLE? In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm knows that bike riding accidents happen all the time, and they are usually the result of negligent motorists that either do not see bike riders or don’t give them the riding respect they deserve. Sadly, Florida ranks atop most U.S. states when it comes to the risk of being injured or killed while riding a bicycle. But why is Florida, and Miami in particular, so dangerous for bike riders, and what can cyclist do to stay safe? Also, what should bike riders that fall victim to a negligent motorist do, especially if they suffer injuries, damages or losses as a result of a bike accident? The Perazzo Law Firm strives to provide the best possible answers to bicycle accident victims and their loved ones following an incident that involves a motor vehicle in Miami or in any of the cities where our professional staff of attorneys provides clients with profession representation and just compensation for injuries and losses from bicycle accidents. Injured in a bike accident? Contact the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO COSTS to our personal injury clients.


WHERE DO BIKE RIDING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?

The Miami Personal Injury Lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm In Miami, a bicycle accident can occur anywhere and perhaps the only safe place to ride a bicycle is inside an empty football field. Many bike riders take to city avenues and streets and peddle among traffic; this is perhaps one of the most dangerous activities a person can do. Apart from motorcycles, a bicycle is the riskiest way to get around in Miami. The Perazzo Law Firm also knows that bicycle riders are consider pedestrians according to Florida Statute 316.027; thus, even sidewalks and lawns present the risk of injury to bike riders. This is why, it’s safe to say, that bicycle riders, regardless of age, must take measures to guarantee safety and lower the chances of suffering personal injury from a bicycle accident. Though Miami has designated biking lanes for riders to move about more freely and risk-free, this does not guarantee that motorists will stay out of their path or cut them off when making a turn. Though motorists must yield to bike riders, this does not always happen. Furthermore, a negligent motorists may pull out of a parking spot without checking their side mirrors and cause a bike rider to crash and fall. Parked cars represent dangers to bike riders as doors tend to swing open as a bike rider approaches. This can lead to serious personal injury to an unsuspecting rider that cannot react in time to prevent smashing into a driver or passenger that opens their door without checking for an oncoming bike rider. Roadways are among the most dangerous places for bike riders as high speed impact with a cyclists will most certainly lead to serious personal injury or even wrongful death. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges cyclists to avoid riding on highways or roadways where motorists operated their vehicles at high speeds, especially in poor weather or road conditions. Bike riders are also advised to ride with caution on suburban streets and back roads. Sadly, there has been a steady rise in bicycle related accidents on quite suburban streets given the increased use of GPS services by motorists looking for shortcuts. In order to save time and avoid habitually congested trajectories, motorists are taking to suburban streets and instilling danger and fear on unsuspecting residents. Thus, riding a bicycle in the suburbs requires equal caution by riders and the parents of children riding their bikes on quite suburban streets. Keep reading for tips on safe bike riding in Miami and suburban streets.

MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT FOR STAYING SAFE AND AVOIDING ACCIDENTS DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON 

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ABOGADO DE ACCIDENTES DE AUTOMÓVIL DE MIAMI OFRECE RESPUESTAS A PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES SOBRE SEGURO PIP

“¿Debo usar mis beneficios PIP después de un accidente?” Esta es una de las preguntas más frecuentes después de un accidente automovilístico y prácticamente cualquier tipo de colisión de vehículos motorizados en Miami-Dade, Broward y el condado de Orange. De acuerdo con la ley de Florida, PIP (Protección contra lesiones personales) es obligatorio para todos los propietarios de vehículos registrados y está destinado a ayudar a cubrir los gastos médicos como resultado de la atención médica para tratar las lesiones sufridas en el accidente. Los automovilistas de Florida lesionados en un accidente automovilístico deben tener en cuenta que no hay ningún inconveniente en utilizar su cobertura PIP después de un accidente automovilístico.

Los abogados de accidentes automovilísticos y lesiones personales en Miami del bufete de abogados Perazzo enumeran las razones por las que debe usar su cobertura PIP después de un accidente:

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