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The Miami Personal Lawyer, Jonathan Perazzo, founder and personal injury attorney at the Perazzo Law Firm, shares insight for understanding Joint Effusion after an accident.


What is Joint Effusion?

Joint effusion concerns a condition that involves an excess fluid which accumulates in or around a certain joint. Joint effusion commonly occurs in the knees, elbows, and shoulders. When joint effusion occurs in the knee, it involves water or fluid on the knee.

lawyer-perazzo-1-300x297MIAMI CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER SHARES NEWS ON DRIVING WHILE MEDICATED

Typically, car accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to observe rules of the road, failing to pay attention to other vehicles, distance between other cars, maintain their vehicles, exceeding the speed limit, etc. However, a driver’s ability to pay attention to the conditions of the road and the flow of the traffic can be affected by the carelessness of a trusted doctor or pharmacist.

We trust licensed and trained professionals without question. Whether its a doctor or a pharmacist or a mechanic, we assume the professional we hire to perform a service or prescribe medicine is trustworthy and holds our interest as a priority. However, at times these professionals make unintended mistakes or place their own interest and profit above the safety of their customers and patients. When it comes to prescribing medicine, it is easy to misdiagnose a disease. If a doctor fails to perform sufficient tests or fails to properly review findings, then an illness may be misdiagnosed, and the wrong medicine and treatment may be prescribed.

MIAMI CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER, JONATHAN PERAZZO, SHARES INSIGHT INTO CAR ACCIDENTS THAT RESULT FROM A TIRE BLOWOUT

Vehicles can experience a number of mechanical failures which can lead to drivers suffering a car accident. One such mechanical failure, and perhaps one of the most dangerous, especially when driving at high speeds, is a tire blowout. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are some 75,000 tire blowouts per year on US avenues, highways, and roads, with some 400 motorists suffering fatal personal injuries. Furthermore, studies show that tire-related accidents account for almost 10% of car accidents in the U.S.A.

In this article, Jonathan Perazzo of the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade explains:

MIAMI CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER SHARES INFORMATION ON CAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ROAD SERVICE

Many times, motorists have to pull over to the side of the highway and wait for a road service vehicle. While this may seem safe, it is in fact a potentially dangerous moment given the speeds at which other motorists are driving. When combined with poor weather conditions or poor visibility, the chances of an accident always increase. Though some motorists may be able to change a flat tire, many cannot, and very few drivers will be able to repair a busted radiator or replace a dead battery on the highway. When the vehicle is beyond repair by the driver, the only option is to request a road service and wait. However, the wait can be deadly if special precautions are not taken by the driver and its occupants. In Miami, the personal injury staff of car accident lawyers, understand accidents that occur while waiting for a tow truck or mechanic to help them get their vehicle off the highway. In most cases, other drivers will not notice vehicles stopped on the shoulder of a highway or side of a road, and when this happens, rear-end collisions are very common. It’s a known fact that drivers are very often operating vehicles while using their cellphones to read or write text messages. In fact, texting and driving is now the second most common cause of car accidents, with the first cause of car accidents being drinking and driving. Sometimes, drunk driving together with texting and driving make for a deadly combination. The Perazzo Law Firm has handled numerous cases in which drivers are crashed into while waiting for road service because they are simply not detected in time by distracted or drunk drivers.


What to do to avoid falling victim to a car accident while waiting for road service

halloween-300x200The Miami Personal Injury Lawyer, Jonathan Perazzo, founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, shares insight for keeping safe on Halloween.

With an array of Halloween activities and events on tap for this Halloween weekend in Miami, a personal injury lawyers perspective of what awaits for those taking part will always include staying safe and what to do in the event of an accident. Prevention during Halloween goes beyond making sure the sweets your child receives are safe to eat or that they watch out when they cross the street.

There are a number of possible pitfalls that kids and adults face during Halloween.

The Miami Personal Injury Lawyer, Jonathan Perazzo, founder at the Perazzo Law Firm shares insight for dealing with accidents and injuries caused by hot liquids.

  • Did an employee spill hot coffee on you and cause injuries?
  • Were you burned by hot tea or coffee at a take-out store?

MIAMI-ACCIDENT-LAWYER-PERAZZO-LAW-300x300CAN A CLIENT SUE THEIR LAWYER?

Yes, a client can sue their personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers have a reputation for being scrupulous when it comes to cashing in on their clients injuries. Though this is a common misconception, there are cases when personal injury lawyers do not place their client’s best interest at the forefront of personal injury insurance claims.

Such was the case of a Florida resident that filed a lawsuit against the personal injury law firm that represented him. In the claim, the former client of a prestigious Florida law firm alleged that the attorney handling his case, convinced him to undergo spinal cord surgery which ultimately left him paralyzed from the neck down. The Florida man, who had suffered lumbar disc injury in a car accident, claims that he was recommended spinal cord surgery by his personal injury lawyer and his doctors, the former stating that surgery would help to increase the compensation settlement offered by the insurance provider. It’s a common practice for personal injury lawyers to suggest surgical intervention if it helps to increase the amount of economic recovery, which ultimately enhances the personal injury lawyer’s fees. The plaintiff is also suing the surgeon, the rehabilitation center where he recovered, and the manufacturer of the surgical instrument that caused his spinal cord injury during surgery. With nearly $3 million in medical fees since his surgical ordeals began in 2015 following the car accident that resulted in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar injury, the Florida man is seeking compensation to cover his debts and provide funds with which to cover future expenses. According to the lawsuit against the personal injury law firm that handled his case, the Florida man was advised to proceed to trial rather than settle with the insurance providers, which had offered a settlement in the millions of dollars. The firm is also accused of hiring expert witnesses that only served to ruin his chances of winning the case.

WHY IS A POLICE REPORT IMPORTANT AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

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In Miami, the personal injury lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm share insight on why it’s important to notify the police following a traffic accident.

After an accident involving motor vehicles, cyclists, scooter operators, or pedestrians, contacting the authorities to report the accident is fundamental for determining fault for the accident. Establishing fault for a traffic accident is highly important, not only for the vehicle owner or injured parties, but fundamental for the success of a potential insurance claim for compensation, especially when there are personal injuries involved.

IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM EXPLAINS RADICULOPATHY AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT AND HOW IT IS TREATED.

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Following a car accident, in Miami, the Personal Injury Staff at the Perazzo Law Firm understands the many types of personal injuries that motor vehicle accident victims may suffer and how they are treated by medical professionals. One of the most common car accident injuries includes Radiculopathy, which may affect several different parts of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine, usually includes pain that can be accompanied by a tingling sensation, numbness, and loss of strength.

WHAT IS RADICULOPATHY?

car-accident-lawyer-miami-289x300In Miami, the car accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm understand the process of dealing with minor car accident injuries given their vast experience accompanying their car accident clients through the healing process of their personal injuries. After a minor car accident, many car accident victims may not consider it necessary to see a doctor or talk to a car accident lawyer. This can be a huge mistake, because even minor car accidents may require medical care to treat car accident injuries and legal advice to help cover your expenses or losses.

If you, a friend, or relative has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Orange County, contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE now for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to clients.


HOW TO TREAT MINOR CAR ACCIDENTS AT HOME FOLLOWING A MEDICAL EVALUATION

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