Articles Posted in Car Accident

By The Perazzo Law Firm

For many of us, a personal vehicle is a necessity of life. We use it for everything, from buying groceries to ferrying kids to soccer practice. A personal vehilce is often used as a source of income. Unfortunately, a single car accident as a result of a negligent driver can cause, not only, serious injury from direct physical impact but also a loss of income.

Given this year’s hyper active hurricane season, many families have had their homes damaged. Heavy winds from storms have damaged roofs resulting in water entering inside the home. Severe floods have washed away driveways and caused water damage to the dwelling.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

The purpose of an insurance policy is to protect the policy holder in the event of a loss, damage or injury that the policy holder is unable to afford. In exchange for payment the insurance company agrees to cover certain losses or injuries.

As our loyal readers know, we have published many articles in the past explaining the insurance claim process and what to do when the insurance company wrongfully denies your claim. However, at times, the insurance company will acknowledge coverage and offer payment without the policy holder having to resort to a protracted litigation process. Unfortunately, the insurance companies do not always offer payment in the interest of the policy holder and instead pay to repair the damage in order to protect their own rights.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our readers. Many of you have requested additional information on personal injury. One of the complexities of this area of law is knowing where to assign the fault for personal injury in a car accident.

It is easy to assign fault for personal injury to a single individual or an entity, however the reality may be more complicated. Personal injury may not necessarily involve a single event but may be continuous. An individual may be involved in a car accident where another driver failed to yield the right of way and caused a crash. However, faulty brakes may have contributed to the cause of the accident. Moreover, the safety systems in the victim’s vehicle may have been defective. Furthermore, the physician treating the injured victim may make a mistake and exacerbate the injuries or cause additional harm.

Mistakes To Avoid After A Car Accident

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Driving a motor vehicle is an, almost unavoidable, necessity whether for work or recreation. Unfortunately, car accidents, which result in serious injuries, are becoming increasingly commonplace. If you have been in a car accident, it is important to be prepared and avoid some of the common mistakes, which may affect any compensation.

What To Know If You Have Been Injured In a Truck Accident

By The Perazzo Law Firm

The State of Florida, due to its geography, is a center of trade given its number of ports and airports. A high volume of goods moves into and out of the state every day. Most of the transportation over land involves semi trucks, which can carry everything from produce to heavy construction equipment. Large transport vehicles are far more difficult to maneuver and operate than lighter passenger vehicles given their size and turn radius. In addition, the height of the trucks, long stopping distance and the extent of the blind spots of the driver make collisions with passenger vehicles far more fatal then other types of car accidents.

How To Defend Your Rights After a Car Accident

By The Perazzo Law Firm

As we approach the holiday season, we look forward to spending time with our friends and loved ones. Unfortunately, celebration can lead to tragedy in a blink of an eye. Typically, the holiday season sees a spike in serious injury from car accidents. Celebrations can often involve intoxicants, which impair ones ability to drive or safely operate machinery. If the unfortunate happens and you or your loved ones suffer an injury from a car accident, it is important to begin gathering facts right away.

How To Evaluate Motor Vehicle Collision Damages

By the Perazzo Law Firm

Every time we take to the road, we face the risk of a motor vehicle collision. Car accidents can occur through no fault of your own. You may take every precaution and still suffer a serious injury from a careless driver. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision, it is important to know how much compensation you may be entitled too. The categories of damage are economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages.

What Happens When Your Car Accident Was Caused by a Defective Part

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Car accidents are usually caused by driver error. However, in certain situations a defective car part can play a role. A defective part can contribute to the damages caused or be the very cause itself. Over time, car parts become warn and can fail simply from wear and tear. In order to prevent that, proper and regular car maintenance can help. However, sometimes a manufacturers place profits over safety and release vehicles that are inherently unsafe.

When Car Safety Fails to Save You

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Every time we leave the safety of our homes we are exposed to dangers and risks of injury. On the road we risk injury from drunk drivers who choose to become intoxicated and operate a vehicle exposing everyone to risk on injury in a crash. Other crashes are caused by distracted drivers who try to save time by having breakfast while driving to work. Given the exponential growth of smartphone use, many drivers are too busy looking at the screen of their phones rather than looking at the road ahead.