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Spring Break Safety Tips 

SPRING-BREAK-LAWYER-IN-MIAMI-300x225As the first week of spring break draws large crowds to South Florida, law enforcement authorities are stepping up their presence to maintain order for both visitors and residents. Many visitors are flocking to popular destinations like South Beach, where they can enjoy warm weather and a range of activities. However, the police presence is also impossible to miss, as officers from various agencies are working to crack down on crime and illegal behavior. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber has emphasized that the city is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach, with a significant police presence from multiple agencies. In Fort Lauderdale, police are banning tents, alcohol, and loud music on the beaches and are also monitoring for drink tampering. Residents can expect road closures and detours, with parts of Ocean Drive closed to drivers.

Tips for Preventing Accidents during Spring Break throughout Miami

Margate Hit & Run Culprit Caught

A young man named Ricky Lavon Lee has been brought before a judge for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident in Margate that resulted in the death of a woman and the hospitalization of two others. The judge listed the charges against Lee, which included failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving death, fleeing or disregarding injury causing death, and vehicular homicide. Lee was arrested on Friday for his suspected involvement in the single-vehicle crash, in which a BMW driver lost control, hit a tree, and caused the death of a 21-year-old passenger. Emergency responders transported another woman and a one-year-old girl to the hospital after they were rescued from the wreck. The driver reportedly fled the scene on foot.

Bloodmobile Crashed into SUV

car-accident-287x300The Perazzo Law Firm shares tips for staying safe over the weekend.

With the hustle and bustle of cities throughout Miami-Dade and Broward, accidents are a common occurrence. Fortunately, steps can be taken to avoid certain accidents while staying safe during the weekend; a time when more people take to the streets for outdoor recreation and night time fun.

Some of the most common accidents that occur over the weekend usually involve pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, motorists, and those visiting public places such as bars, shopping malls, sports venues, and amusement parks.


car-crash-in-miami-lawyer-300x242PLANTATION, FLORIDA: A courageous baseball player in Plantation recently recounted the heart-stopping experience of rescuing a driver with a group of good Samaritans. While practicing field drills with a friend, Caleb Martos heard a crash and rushed to assist the driver whose car had crashed into a power pole on Sunrise Boulevard, causing a transformer to explode and the vehicle to burst into flames. Martos described how the car hit another vehicle before flying through a red light and colliding with the electrical pole, resulting in a fiery explosion. Martos, a student-athlete playing baseball for the University of Fort Lauderdale, was practicing with his team at Plantation High School’s field when he heard a crash and ran to help with his friend Duval Rodriguez and a coach. They found the driver, Charles Sedner, unconscious in his car, which had crashed into a power pole causing explosions and flames. Despite the wires and explosions, the players attempted to rescue Sedner, and Martos broke a window with the help of a woman with a bat. Three other men helped to pull Sedner out of the car just before it caught fire. Sedner’s family is grateful to the players for their courage and quick response, and Martos credits his faith for guiding him to help. Sedner suffered serious injuries and faces a long road to recovery. Martos and his friends plan to start a GoFundMe page to help Sedner outfit his home for an easier recovery process.


Orlando – A shooting rampage in Florida resulted in the deaths of three individuals, among them a child and a TV news worker who was reporting on one of the shootings.

According to police, a shooting spree in Florida claimed three lives on Wednesday, including a child and a TV news reporter who was covering one of the incidents. The victim worked for Spectrum News 13 and was identified by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as one of the deceased. During a press conference, Sheriff John Mina announced that Keith Melvin Moses, a 19-year-old suspect, has been charged with murder in connection with one of the shootings, and is expected to face charges related to four other incidents that took place later in the day, including the killing of the Spectrum News 13 journalist.

During a press conference, Sheriff John Mina revealed that Keith Melvin Moses, the suspect charged in connection with the shooting spree that occurred in Florida on Wednesday, has a lengthy criminal record that includes gun charges, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Officials and authorities are looking into the cause of a yard fire in Medley that resulted in 2 deceased and at least 5 suffering personal injuries

MEDLEY, FLA. –  two people suffered fatal injuries and five others experienced serious bodily harm due to a fire that broke out in Medley.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) were the first to respond to where a fire broke out at before 9 in the morning at 11350 NW South River Drive. The intensity of the blaze was so extreme that the fire was visible from parts of Broward County.

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer shares information on the Ohio train derailment

Two weeks ago, a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, caused a chemical spill into the Ohio River. The spill has been contained, and there is no threat to the public, this according to officials.

At first, official believed that the derailment occurred at around 11:30 PM, and the train was carrying a hazardous material. The material was spilled into the river, and the Coast Guard has been working to contain the spill.

gavel-1238036-300x201The St. Thomas school of Law has been renamed after Ben Crump, a prominent civil rights attorney. The school made the announcement on Monday, saying that the decision was made in recognition of Crump’s “trailblazing career.”

“Ben Crump has been a tireless advocate for justice and equality, and we are honored to recognize his accomplishments with this naming,” said school dean Joel Seligman in a statement.

Crump is best known for representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Stephon Clark. He has also been a vocal critic of police brutality and has worked to reform the criminal justice system.

chicken-on-the-highway-300x291Why did the Chicken cross the road? To get to Hialeah.

A chicken was caught on film trying to cross the I95 as motorist got out of their vehicles to help catch save its life, unaware of the potential danger that the motorists put themselves in. Almost amusingly, at least two people tried to catch the negligent fowl, which should have taken the Palmetto to get to Hialeah, where the situation apparently unfolded, this according to comments posted on Instagram courtesy of Only in Dade. The chicken incident caused traffic to back up for an extensive period of time, placing other motorists in danger of being involved in an accident as the I95 is one of the most dangerous roadways in Florida, a fact that eluded those trying to catch the chicken, as well as those slowing down to capture the footage, failed to realize.

Accidents involving Animals


A white sports sedan was spotted in Miami-Dade.

Footage shows a vehicle floating temporarily after it apparently broke through the barrier that marked the end of the parking area. Investigators and insurance claims adjusters will need to determine whether the driver was at fault for the accident which led the vehicle into the water. It will be interesting to see if the barrier was in some way broken, deteriorated, or was toppled by the driver, who apparently went into the parking space head-first. Rescue units were immediately notified and no fatal injuries have been reported.

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