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WHY IS A POLICE REPORTING 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.

The best car accident lawyers agree that most traffic accidents occur at intersections. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s staff of Personal Injury Lawyers understand intersection accidents and the sorts of injuries drivers and passenger suffer following a crash, which may include head-on, rear-end, and side collisions.

Car-Accident-Lawyer-in-Miami-Perazzo-Law-300x200THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM EXPLAINS INTERSECTION ACCIDENTS AND WHAT TO DO FOLLOWING A CRASH THAT LEADS TO INJURIES

Drivers that are either stopped at an intersection or approaching one, are equally at risk of being involved in a traffic accident. In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury lawyer and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, together with his staff, have ample experience dealing with accidents that occur at intersections, and most often those which suffer the greatest losses are those that were in no way at fault for the accident. For example, a driver maybe stopped at an intersection waiting for a red light to turn green. Suddenly, another driver may attempt a left-hand turn and crash  head-on into the motorist at the light. It happens. Stopped drivers are crashed into regularly while waiting for a green light at intersections, waiting to turn, and even with a steady green light. Sadly, intersection accidents such as these, usually result in physical injury, which most likely will require medical care, either through an evaluation of any injuries sustained in the accident, or physical therapy to treat the common injuries, such as cervical, thoracic, and lumbar injuries. The Perazzo Law Firm highly recommends that car accident victims, including passengers, contact their Miami-Dade law offices ONLINE immediately after an accident to help make sure medical bills are covered and the accident victim receives the treatment he or she deserves as compensation.

dad-1470171-300x225IN MIAMI, THE PERSONAL INJURY STAFF AT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT ON WHAT PASSENGERS INVOLVED IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS SHOULD DO AFTER A COLLISION, REGARDLESS OF FAULT.

Following a traffic accident, passengers may sometimes not know what to do. In Miami, the Personal Injury Lawyers that specialize in motor vehicle accidents, always consider it best to seek a FREE initial consultation and the best advice on how to proceed. After an accident, even a minor collision, passengers may sustain injuries, some of which may go unnoticed at first, but that may begin to manifest themselves sometime after the accident. Throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orange County, the accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm inform drivers, as well as passengers, that all registered motor vehicle owners are compelled to carry PIP (Personal Injury Protection), with which to cover personal injury for as much as $10,000 in medical expenses (See PIP Insurance).

What to do after an accident if you are a passenger:

Miami-Insurance-Claim-Lawyer-300x201IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES LATEST INFO ON BILL 54 PIP REFORM

NO-FAULT INSURANCE (PIP) REFORM VETOED

Governor Ron DeSantis has brought relief to the insurance industry and its representatives after vetoing a bid to repeal Florida’s PIP auto insurance system through Bill 54, which many believe would have caused insurance rates to rise. The bill, which would have radically altered the current Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance system for motorists involved in car accidents, was set to replace PIP with Bodily Injury (BI) coverage and requirements. The aim of the bill was to also offer guidelines for handling bad-faith litigation when filing insurance claims for compensation after a car accident in which motorists or passengers suffer personal injury and require medical treatment. Fortunately for personal injury attorneys and medical providers, Governor DeSantis felt that the provisions were not enough to pass Bill 54 and revamp the current PIP system. DeSantis stated the following, “Senate Bill 54 does not adequately address the current issues facing Florida drivers and may have unintended consequences that would negatively impact both the market and consumers.” Though the decision comes as good news to some, insurance providers maintain that the reform measures fail to fully harness bad-faith maneuvers by personal injury lawyers when seeking compensation for their car accident victims, alleging that the claimant’s real losses are inaccurately calculated. In an email to Florida Record, Kyle Ulrich, president, and CEO of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, stated the following, “there was too much uncertainty about the cost implications of SB 54, and its impacts on drivers in Florida who can least afford a premium increase.” Furthermore, a switch to mandatory BI from PIP would have potentially caused a dramatic rise in insurance premiums to Florida motorists carrying PIP, which would have ultimately led to many motor vehicle owners unable to afford any insurance at all. This would have led to an increase in uninsured motorists on Florida avenues, streets, and highways. This fact would have been terrible news for victims of car accidents unable to afford medical care to treat personal injury, without the possibility of filing an insurance claim against the driver at fault. In a nutshell, mandating that Florida motor vehicle owners spend more on insurance would have made no sense and would have led to many accident victims unable to receive medical treatment for injuries after a car accident. According to statistics provided by the PIFF, 20% of all Florida motor vehicle owners and operators do not carry auto insurance, with this being the result of an inability to afford the current insurance rates set by insurance providers and the insurance industry in Florida.

injured-in-miami-294x300The Perazzo Law Firm shares some of the latest personal injury accident claims in Florida

WRONGFUL DEATH  – WOMAN DIES AFTER BIENG DROPPED BY AIRLINE EMPLOYEES 

Delta Airlines is facing a $300,000 wrongful death lawsuit after an elderly passenger was dropped while being moved from her wheelchair to her seat.

IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT FOR DEALING WITH PERSONAL INJURIES AND LOSSES FROM DEFECTIVE VEHICLE AND PARTS IN FLORIDA.

TESLA RECALL BEGINS OVER SAFETY MEASURES MAKING THEM UNSAFE TO DRIVERS IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION

Tesla-Car-300x200Things keep getting worse for Tesla. Not only did its stock value plummet by 15% last month, but now, Tesla has announced new recalls on thousands of Tesla brand vehicles.

THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES VALUABLE INSIGHT FOR DEALING WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE AND LOSSES FOLLOWING A HURRICANE IN MIAMI

CLIMATE CHANGE – A MAJOR CONCERN FOR MIAMI AND ALL SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENTS –

Hurricane-Accident-Claim-Lawyer-Miami-300x294Miami: When Hurricane Irma made its way across the Caribbean and struck the U.S.  mainland in September 2017, some 6.5 million Floridians decided to evacuate to escape its destructive force. Sadly, many parts of Miami suffered extensive property damage through flooding and destruction from Irma’s recorded 112 mph winds. In total, 7.7 million Florida businesses and homes suffered power outages throughout almost 75% of the State. Hurricane Irma also left close to 85 fatalities because of drowning, life ending injuries, and inhalation of toxic fumes. In Miami-Dade, fallen trees, fencing, and flying debris caused property damage to almost 1000 homes, with storm surges leaving areas like Homestead, downtown Miami, and Miami Beach underwater. As if storm damage wasn’t enough, local businesses in the Miami Metro area experienced looting and burglaries (see civil unrest and looting lawyer).

The Miami car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm, share insight for understanding the changes that could affect motorists that carry the minimum insurance coverage required  in Florida

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Governor DeSantis is being pressed by Florida business owners to veto the most recent push to revamp the automobile insurance system and eliminate PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance coverage. Senate Bill 54, which was passed in late 2020, is expected to raise the minimum coverage required automobile insurance from $10,000 to $25,000. This increase would ultimately cost vehicle owners more money and lead to a devastating rise in the number of drivers that carry no insurance coverage at all. This would greatly impact those residents that are involved and injured in a car accident in Miami, and all Florida cities.

The Miami car accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm remind motorists that several Florida cities rank at the top when it comes to car accidents & personal injuries sustained. Ultimately, this bill would make it almost impossible to receive medical care to treat injuries for an accident in which a noninsured driver was at fault.

Miami-Car-Accident-Tips-300x200MIAMI CAR ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS LAWYER SHARES INSIGHT FOR DEALING WITH CAR ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION

The Perazzo Law Firm’s staff of car accident attorneys, understand that almost all traffic accidents will involve an insurance claim for compensation, either to cover medical treatment for injuries or financial expenses for repairs to damaged vehicles. Keeping calm is the first piece of advice after an accident, but that won’t help cover costs. That is why, an insurance claim through a personal injury lawyer will be required following a car accident in Miami.

The Perazzo Law Firm reminds car accident victims that it is important to gather information regarding the road and weather conditions at the time of the car crash, and seek professional medical care to treat injuries. It is also important to pay attention to your surroundings to determine who may have been a potential witness to a crash.  Many private residences and commercial establishments have surveillance cameras which may have recorded the car accident and help provide an easy way to prove which driver was at fault. It is also important to take note of the first responders, including names and vehicle numbers. Over time, a tremendous amount of information may simply be forgotten making proving a case more complicated. It is also important to track your medical treatment and physical therapy in order to be able to prove the full extent of the damages and injuries suffered. IMG_E8109-300x298

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THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS IN MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD, AND ORANGE COUNTY

Who can be at fault for personal injuries in a car or truck accident?

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