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Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accidents Victims on Miami Highways and Streets

Behind the Wheel in the Rain: Even at slow speeds, a car crash may occur when driving along slippery or flooded Miami streets; basically because car brakes do not respond as effectively when wet and drivers may fail to detect bad road conditions such as potholes, obstacles, or curbs, all of which can cause motorists to lose control of their car and lead to personal injury. Furthermore, the increase in cell phone use while driving amid foggy windshields and rainy roads is leading to more and more car accidents.

Given our professional experience representing clients that crash their car or are crashed into on Miami highways and streets, we encourage motorists and passengers to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer immediately after the police file their report and any injuries that require immediate attention are attended to. Many times, regardless of whether or not there are evident signs of personal injury, there may be consequential injuries that may take time to reveal themselves. Some of these injuries may include Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries as a result of sudden impact to the head or whiplash.

The Perazzo Law firm Miami and North Miami Beach Car Accident Attorneys offer best advice after a car accident involving negligent Cellphone use while behind the wheel of a car.

It’s a hard fact that motorists just can’t seem to be able to avoid using their cellphones while driving,  be it either texting, leaving or listening to voice messages or yapping while behind the wheel of their car, truck, or even their motorcycle or ATV. Florida ranks 2nd in the USA when it comes to accidents resulting from negligent use of cellphones behind the wheel, and despite cellphone use being worthy of a moving violation, it is in fact a secondary offense which can lead to a citation once pulled over for a primary offense. Nevertheless, negligent cellphone use related accidents are on the rise on Miami streets and highways, with many of them leading to serious personal injury. The car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm have vast experience representing injured parties that have fallen victim to motorists negligently using their cellphones while driving.

Hard Facts About Negligent Cell Phone Use behind the wheel.

The Perazzo Law Firm Serving Animal Attack Victims in Miami.

Miami: Rabid raccoons roam Miami-Dade striking fear among residents of the Kendall area. According to the Florida Department of Health, five rabid raccoons have been detected thus far. Miami-Dade County officials have implemented a two-month rabies alert and warn locals to avoid raccoons coming into contact with pets like dogs or cats as the rabies can spread to them if they are bitten or scratched. The authorities also recommend vaccinating all domestic animals against rabies and warn against approaching any wild animals they encounter. Pet owners should update rabies vaccinations and be cautious of where their pets roam, especially at night. The authorities also recommend taking measures as to not attract any wild animals. These measures include keeping garbage under wraps and making sure there is no food left outdoors that can attract wild animals. Children should also be instructed on safety measures to avoid contact with wild animals. Raccoons are nocturnal and omnivorous and can be found in forests, mountain ranges, coastal marshes, and urban areas. Anyone that has been either bitten or scratched by a raccoon, should seek immediate medical attention and report the incident to the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County. 

The Perazzo Law Firm serves victims who have suffered personal injuries as a result of an animal attack. If you, a family member or loved one has suffered personal injury as a result of an animal attack, we urge you to contact us Online or call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation. 

Miami Law Firm Representing Personal Injury Claims from Accidents Involving Faulty and Counterfeit Airbags.

MIAMI: A well-know airbag company, has had to recall its airbags as a result of a manufacturing defect that leads to the airbag exploding and causing serious personal injury or even death. Furthermore, the NHTSA has expressed concern regarding counterfeit airbags installed by car mechanics or replaced by dealerships following an accident in which  the airbag activates. On several occasions, insurance providers may be held liable for personal injury claims from faulty airbags as they sometimes recommend a car repair shop for their replacement after an accident causes the airbag to activate. Motorists are encouraged to avoid purchasing airbags online from popular commercial sites.Airbags are designed to save the lives of motorists in the event of an accident.

AIRBAG HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL

The Perazzo Law Firm Serving Miami Car Accident Victims and PIP Litigation.

Miami & Miami Beach Highway Accidents: Amid stormy weather, a truck accident on the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, which connects Miami Beach and Miami, added to the Labor Day weekend driving woes. A fatal crash backed-up traffic for several hours after a 47-year-old motorist behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi truck, spun out of control when it smashed into the inside highway wall. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the mid-morning crash ended in tragedy as the Miami Fire Rescue team pronounced the truck driver dead after he was flung from the cab and landed on the sidewalk below. Luckily, no other serious personal injuries were reported from the crash despite the truck spinning across the I-95 northbound lanes. Further south and about a half-hour later, a car accident blocked-off two lanes of the MacArthur Causeway east of Watson Island. Fortunately, no casualties were reported but the Miami Beach Police Department is advising motorists to avoid highways if possible, especially while bad weather persists. Monday wraps-up a Labor Day weekend that left a fatal mark on Miami roadways with at least seven dead and close to twenty-five injured. Trucks and large vehicles represent added dangers and require greater caution by car drivers and motorcyclists as large vehicles are much more difficult to maneuver amid heavy rains and on slippery roads. The most recent reports show that of the approximately 500,000 reported crashes involving large trucks in the US, some 4,000 were fatal, with close to 105,000 resulting in personal injury. It is worth noting that fatal accidents that involve trucks most often take-place in rural areas and on interstate highways. This being said, the Perazzo Law Firm suggests extra precaution when operating a motorized vehicle on Miami highways or Florida rural areas. Pedestrians and bicycle riders should also be extra alert when they detect the presence of a large moving vehicle in motion.

If you, a loved one, or family member has suffered Personal Injury from a Truck Accident or any other motor-vehicle, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact our Miami-Dade or Miami office Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your legal rights for compensation from personal injury, property damage, or losses because of an accident involving a motor vehicle.

Product recalls sweeping through Florida raise Product Liability concerns. 
 
Miami: Over the past couple of weeks, an array of goods ranging from pet products to prescription pills have been pulled from store shelves in an attempt to prevent potential health risks and possible Product Liability claims by consumers. The most recent products to be recalled concern pets and pet owners. These include an indoor lighting fixture for reptiles such as lizards or snakes and an assorted variety of cat foods, both of which may lead to personal injury, property damage or loss. A local pet shop has recalled 23,000 All Living Things light strips commonly used within reptilian confinement areas based on concerns that the item in question may be prone to overheating and may result in a fire, which may not only fry your lizard, but burn down your home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that exotic pet owners housing lizards, snakes, or tarantulas, should be cautious and return the said lighting strips ASAP to prevent potential fire hazards which can lead to personal injury and property damage. The other pet product being recalled concerns felines and six varieties of Rad Cat Raw Diet food, which according to the manufacturer may contain listeria, bacteria that can do fatal damage to your pussycat if not treated immediately. Animals are not alone when it comes to the recalls of consumer goods sweeping through Miami. Human health products are also vanishing from store shelves, mainly in drugstore outlets such as: CVC, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and others. Products ranging from Nasal Sprays to baby oral gels are being taken off store shelves by the Product Quest manufacturing company amid potential health risks to consumers who have purchased the products under the local house brands. The FDA reports that frequent use of the baby oral gel containing a pathogen, may represent a life-threatening infection among toddlers. Another drugstore item being recalled comes from King Bio, which has recalled seven of its water-based medications due to possible contamination during the water purification process. The company reports that microbial contaminants such as Burkholderia Multivorans, bacteria that can cause serious damage to consumers with weak immune systems, were detected.  Despite FDA warnings about the serious irreversible effects non-approved drugs may have on human health, companies to manufacture and distribute such products. With regards to pills that can kill, a local drugstore customer recently filed a complaint for  being given the wrong pills in the wrong bottles. According to reports from the pharma lab, a 100-count bottle contained 100 spironolactone pills instead of hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets. The mistake could have been fatal for someone mistakenly taking one medication for the other. Like mixing red wine with white; it’s just something you do not do! Consumers need to cautious about what they buy, what they use, and most importantly, what they consume. 
 
If you, a family member, or loved-one has suffered a health matter, personal injury, property damage or loss from the consumption or use of goods that were not safe or proven to be so, the Perazzo Law Firm encourages you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss a possible Product Liability claim. 

News courtesy of Perazzo Law – Serving Car Accident Victims in Miami-Dade and North Miami Beach

Tragedy strikes Miami-Dade highways leaving six dead and eleven injured in two separate incidents.

Miami-Dade: A drunk motorist led to the death of four people and serious personal injury to six others on the northbound lanes of the I-95 near 62nd Street in Miami-Dade County just after midnight. What started-off as a minor motorcycle incident involving another vehicle, turned into tragedy when a drunk 42-year motorist behind the wheel of a GMC van crashed into the rear bumper of a car that had pulled over to assist the injured motorcycle rider. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that there were several people on the highway shoulder assisting the motorcyclist when they were suddenly struck by the pulled-over vehicle the van operator had crashed into while driving drunk. The driver responsible for the deadly incidents was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter, serious bodily injury, property damage, and even resisting arrest.  Sadly, the overnight death toll on Miami-Dade highways didn’t end there as two more people lost their lives a few hours later in a rollover accident on the Florida Turnpike.  A Mercury SUV crashed into a guardrail after inexplicably losing control, causing the vehicle to flip over upon impact. Two of the passengers died when they were ejected from the SUV, while the driver, another passenger, and a baby, which had also been ejected from the SUV, survived.  They were immediately taken to a local hospital where they are listed in serious condition. The FHP is trying to determine the cause of the accident, which apparently has a slippery roadway as one of the determining factors. According to data provided by the Miami-Dade Police department, there were 28 reported car accidents in August, 10 of which involved serious personal injuries. Statistics released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveals some 388,032 car accidents in Florida in 2017, with Miami and Broward County ranking at the top. Miami accounted for 63,157 of reported incidents, with the highest percentage occurring on Friday nights.  

Miami Law Firm Serving Uber & Lyft Accident Claims

MIAMI – A sixty-eight year old Uber driver lost his life this past Tuesday when his SUV was crashed into by a stolen vehicle allegedly fleeing from the police. According to official reports, surveillance camera, and cellphone footage, the Uber driver’s SUV suffered a violent impact when a stolen Dodge Ram Truck made a sharp left turn. Unfortunately, the Uber driver was unable to react in time and suffered serious personal injury which led to his death at a local hospital. Eyewitnesses report that his passengers, which included several children and a woman who was seated in the front seat, also suffered personal injuries as a result of the impact. Fortunately, none of their injuries were life-threatening despite the woman showing signs of being in extreme pain. Just seconds after the impact, Miami police officers arrived at the scene and arrested the driver of the truck, who is being charged with grand theft auto. The deceased Uber driver had been working for the ride share company since 2014 and according to loved-ones, the deceased Uber driver was a loving and dedicated father who strived to provide the best for his family. Just like all registered motor-vehicles in Florida, Uber and Lyft carry insurance policies that serve to compensate accident victims for their legitimate claims. Furthermore, Uber and Lyft insurance policies can cover up to $1 million in compensation for injury, damage or losses. Thus, The Perazzo Law firm considers it vital for Uber or Lyft passengers, drivers, or other victims to remember that they are legally protected and covered in the event of an accident that involves one of these ride-share companies. We recommend all car accident victims to visit our Car Accident section for insight into PIP coverage and other insurance policies aimed at providing compensation for personal injuries, property damage or loss. 

If you, a loved-one, family member, or someone you know has been involved in an accident during an Uber or Lyft ride, or was hurt due to being crashed into or run over by an Uber or Lyft driver, The Perazzo Law firm encourages you and considers it is best to contact our Miami-Dade or Miami Beach office immediately, so that one of our Personal Injuries Attorneys can represent you to litigate against the Uber or Lyft driver’s insurance provider. Contact online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation. 

Miami Beach Law Firm Serving Medical Malpractice Claims.

Clearwater: The Florida Department of Health emitted a temporary restriction order on a local dentist after reports of repeated DUIs and alleged drug abuse. According to official findings, the dentist not only drives drunk, but may have also been drilling into his patients teeth while under the influences of  downers, as well as other drugs such as speed and pot. The Florida Department of Health states that the dental practitioner has displayed a lack of negligence when dealing with his patients rights to proper medical care and treatment through his unwillingness to abide by state laws and overall concern for the well-being of those sitting in his dentist chair. Concern for the dentist’s interaction with patients began after a series of DUI arrests and toxicology screenings that revealed excessive drinking stints, while hair analysis results showed the use of more serious drugs such as amphetamines, sedatives, and marijuana, all of which are totally unacceptable by the Department of Health. The dentist will remain ineligible to practice dentistry until a health review board determines if he is mentally and physically fit to apply patients with anesthesia or go anywhere near his shaky drill. Patients that have sat in the dentist’s chair, or any dentists that has shown signs of intoxication, can be liable for Dental Malpractice, which entials improper and negligent dental work, improper diagnoses, or misconduct which leads to personal injury or loss.

If you, a family member, or loved one has fallen victim to Medical Malpractice and suffered Personal Injury because of negligent health care professionals, the Perazzo Law Firm encourages you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for you Free initial consultation to discuss your legal rights to Medical Malpractice insurance claims.

Miami Law Firm serving Premises Liability Cases

Miami Beach: A customer walks into a local restaurant for a nice meal with his family on the day of very popular sporting event. Like most hardcore sports fans, the customer’s eyes and attention immediately make their way towards the action taking place on the flat screen TV, which hangs adjacent to a metal beam that crosses the dining area along the ceiling. As his waiter guides him to the table offering the best view, the customer inadvertently strikes his head on the sharp bottom part of the TV. He immediately places his hand just above his forehead and notices that the impact has caused a flesh wound that includes some mild bleeding. Upon noticing the incident, the restaurant staff quickly attends to the customer by providing him with a paper napkin to place over the wound. The customer sits down and proceeds to wipe the blood from his minor cut. Eventually, the light bleeding stops and his dining experience goes on without any further mishaps. The game ends and so does the customer’s dining experience as he pays the bill and on their way they go. Some time later, the customer starts to experience periodic headaches. He takes the normal route; pain relief medication for temporary results. Concerned that the headaches were not going away, the customer decides to visit the doctor to explain the situation. The doctor asks him if he has suffered any head injuries over the past six months or so. The customer, now a patient, replies, ‘Yes, I banged my head against the sharp edge of a TV at a restaurant.’ “What?” cries the doctor. “How did you bang your head, exactly? “Well, explains patient, there was a TV hanging in the center of the lounge and I walked into it. I didn’t notice it was there.” “Was there any bleeding?” asks the doctor. “Yes,” replies the patient, but it was only a minor cut.” “Minor cut or no minor cut, if there is bleeding, chances of infection may exist. Did you to attend to the wound properly?” “Not really. I wiped it with a paper napkin that one of the waiters gave me.” “Oh, lord!” Replies the Doctor, somewhat concerned. “You should have treated the wound with some sort of antiseptic. One can never be too careful with cuts,  especially at your age, sir; No offense.” chuckles the doctor. “What now?” asks the patient. “We’re going to have to run a few blood tests to see if there is any infection and perform an MRI to rule out any internal head injury. “But, how much will all that cost, Doctor?” asks the patient. “It won’t be cheap. Do you have insurance?” “No, not really,” he replies. “Then I suggest you get a Personal Injury Lawyer to investigate the restaurant owners liability for the TV hanging in the center of the dining area. I suggest you contact the Perazzo Law Firm Today!

If you, a family member, or loved-one has suffered personal injury in a public or private establishment such as a restaurant, supermarket, hotel swimming pool, etc., you may be eligible to compensation for your personal injuries or losses.