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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.

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.

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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. 

Florida Roadways Among the Nation’s most Dangerous

Miami Attorneys Serving Florida Roadway Fatalities: A semi-truck, an SUV, and three passenger vehicles were part of a crash that led to the death of two motorists on Interstate 75 near Sheridan Street this past Saturday. The Interstate suffered heavy congestion which lasted hours before the roadway was cleared. Saturday was a hectic day for Florida highway motorists as further delays and tragedy struck when another semi-truck and motorcycle crashed, with the motorcycle rider losing his life in the accident. According to recent stats by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 388,032 roadway accidents last year, with close to 2,900 ending in fatality. The total figure of accidents includes not only motor-vehicles accidents, but also pedestrians and bicycle riders suffering personal injury from vehicle related incidents. According to recent reports, motor-vehicle accidents  are expected to rise as a result of the increase in Florida’s population. Bad weather, distracted motorists, teenagers behind the wheel of fast cars, and intoxication are among the main reasons for motor-vehicle accidents.      

If you, a loved one, or family member has suffered Personal Injury from an accident involving a 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 right to personal injury claims.

Fatal Turnpike Accident Wreaks Havoc on Motorists

Miami Turnpike – A tractor trailer toppled to one side and not only put traffic on a seven-hour standstill, but also took the life of the 53-year old truck driver from Miami.  Nearby witnesses reported a thundering crash as the 18-wheeler flipped over and went sliding into the guardrail, wreaking havoc on both the northbound and southbound lanes. According to reports, the driver erroneously handled the turnpike curve, causing him to lose control as the trailers weight caused it to go belly-up. Miami-Dade firefighters were quick to respond to the trucking accident scene near 27th Avenue, but were unable to rescue the Miami man, who had died before being removed from the mangled truck cab.  According to recent reports, approximately 500,000 crashes involving large trucks in the US are reported each year, with approximately 4,000 of them being fatal and close to 105,000 resulting in serious personal injury. Though most truck accidents are often the result of human error such as excessive speed, there are a number of reasons for trucking accidents, some of which may include: poor vehicle condition, excessive cargo, or even roadway conditions and bad weather. Even at slow speeds, the impact from a large motored-vehicle can cause serious personal injuries such as: Brain InjurySpinal Cord Injury, bone fractures or other injuries requiring permanent medical treatment. The operation of these vehicles requires greater care and diligence since big-rigs, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks can weigh up to thirty times more than an average car. 

If you, a family member or loved one, has suffered personal injury, property damage or loss as a result of an accident involving a tractor-trailer or large motored vehicle, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 to receive a FREE initial consultation to discuss your legal rights.

Hazard Light Rainbows and Florida Law.

In Miami, hazard lights seem to herald the forthcoming of the rainy season. Thus, the next several months may force motorists to confront mother nature’s menacing downpours in many ways. But the biggest threat doesn’t come from pouring rains or flooded streets, but from the colorful spectrum of lights from panicky motorists caught driving in stormy weather. While the misconception that hitting your hazard lights provides a dose of 360 degree safety, it in fact adds to the dangers of you being struck by another vehicle, as hazard lights reduce visibility and mean that a car is pulled over. As if braving poor visibility and slippery streets weren’t enough, the State of Florida has a Hazard Light Law, and motorists better beware of the $129 fine. In Florida, as in many states, it is illegal for drivers to turn on their hazards lights while in motion, especially in the rain. Despite the need for laws having to be enforced to compensate for lack of common sense, hazard lights are intended to be used in the event of a road emergency. Thus, applying hazard lights while driving, especially at slow speeds, could be easily misinterpreted or distracting to another driver. Unless used in the event of an accident, driving in the rain doesn’t constitute as a road emergency. In layman’s terms, just because a motorist is in a state of panic or in need of a sense of added safety to prevent an accident, he or she may get a ticket for hitting their hazards lights while driving in the rain.

If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered Personal Injury, property damage, or loss as a result of an accident involving a motor vehicle in or around Miami, Florida, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to Contact us ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 to receive a Free initial consultation. Our Car Accident Lawyers and Insurance Claim Litigators are ready to get our Clients just compensation for their Personal Injury as a result of a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, or Boating Accident.

Are Miami Motorists ready to drive on the left?

Car accidents in Miami may rise on one of the city’s most congested highways as motorists will be forced to adjust to driving on the wrong side of the road. Head-on collision at slow speeds are dangerous, at high speeds they can be deadly; but that’s not stopping the city’s planning officials to move forward with the radical changes to the already sketchy State Road 836, which will have motorists driving on the left. Is this London? Despite videos that show fast-paced traffic moving hassle-free along the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), the truth is that collisions are imminent. The new DDI, which aims to alter the direction of the the on-and-off ramps, has raised concerns by drivers, with many of them taking their disapproval to social media channels.  The change is set to take place towards the end of the August, and is part of the $800 million project to improve the Dolphin Expressway, which connects the western suburbs of Miami-Dade County with the I-95 highway. Despite officials stating that the change is not confusing at all and basically depends on motorists ability to follow the array of traffic signals and markings that are designed to help guide them through the maze of intersections.

If you, a family member, or loved-one has been suffered personal injury, property damage or loss as a result of a car accident, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation. 

DUI possible cause of tragic highway accident

July 25th – A vehicle heading north on a southbound lane of the South Federal Highway crashed head-on into a car driving in the proper direction. The impact was devastating and landed the accident victim in the hospital, where he remained for seven days until he passed away from his fatal injuries. Apparently, The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, a Chrysler Town & Country van, got on highway at Griffin Road, and sent the victims car slamming into the guardrail. Both victim and his passenger were taken to Broward Health Medical Center. The passenger was released but the driver unfortunately could not recover from his fatal injuries. Investigators are still looking into the incident to determine what exactly caused the driver of the van to drive in the inappropriate direction on the highway.   

If you, a family member or loved one has suffered personal injury, property damage or loss as a result of a car accident, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact Us immediately either Online or Call (786) LAWS – 411 for a Free initial consultation.