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THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT ON WHAT TO DO THIS 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND AND TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE

downloadIn Miami, the lawyers and personal injury staff at the Perazzo Law Firm wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

Below you will find some of the many entertainment options and places to go this 4th of July throughout Miami.

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The Miami car accident lawyer at the Perazzo Law Firm, Jonathan Perazzo, shares insight into car accidents that involve parking and the common accidents that occur while looking for or pulling out of a parking spot.

Every motorist must eventually detain their vehicle and get out. This action is called parking. Every driver knows this. But what many drivers don’t realize is how many accidents occur during the whole parking procedure, and how common parking accidents are in cities like Miami, Orlando, and Kissimmee. Parking your car or truck, be it at a Publix parking lot; between two other cars on a city street, or in the driveway of your home, requires attentiveness that go beyond basic driving skills. Just like turning left at an intersection requires the use of your turn signal, so should parking your car to avoid and accident require the use of proper signaling, as well as ample reaction time. Many drivers in Miami, for example, spend seemingly precious moments of their time looking for a parking space on congested city avenues or streets. When they spot a parking spot, they may maneuver their vehicle very abruptly by either making a sudden stop or lane change. Sudden stops and abrupt lane changes are a main cause of car accidents in Miami and other major cities in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orange County.

When do most Parking accidents occur?

Miami-Insurance-Claim-Lawyer-300x201In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, founder and personal injury lawyer at the Perazzo Law Firm shares insight on the most Common Accidents that can lead to a Personal Injury Claim.


CAR ACCIDENTS rank at the top in terms of the most common type of accident with approximately 650 car accidents per day throughout the State of Florida. Figures for Miami and Orlando, the cities with the most car accidents per year according to statistics by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. The cause of most car accidents is a result of motorist negligence, where a motorist fails to drive in a careful and prudent manner, with disregard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of the car accident lawyer’s client. According to Jonathan Perazzo and the thousands of car accident cases handled, Texting and Driving is the number one cause of almost all car accident. Many times, car accidents in cities like Miami and Orlando involve other types of vehicles such as scooters and motorcycles.

When dealing with Car Accidents, a lawyer in Miami like Jonathan Perazzo affirms that one of the most difficult tasks for a Miami car accident lawyer is obtaining the compensation that the car accident victim deserves to cover medical expenses and any other losses stemming from the car accident. See What is an Insurance Claim?

THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM IN MIAMI EXPLAINS WHY A POLICE REPORT IS 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?

EN MIAMI, LOS ABOGADOS DE LESIONES PERSONALES DEL PERAZZO LAW FIRM COMPARTIRAN UNA VALIOSA PERSPECTIVA PARA PREVENIR Y TRATAR CON ACCIDENTES DE CRUCE DE PEATONES

  • ¿Era usted un peatón que fue atropellado por un vehículo en movimiento mientras cruzaba en un cruce de peatones?
  • ¿Disfrutas paseando por tu zona de la ciudad o tienes la necesidad de caminar a algún lado?

PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK ACCIDENTS

There are several ways in which a pedestrian can suffer injuries by being struck by a moving vehicle while crossing at a crosswalk. They are:

  • When a motor vehicle is turning left onto a two-way avenue or boulevard and fails to see a pedestrian for whatever reason (see below). In a situation like this, a pedestrian walking with his/her back towards the oncoming vehicle is unable to react and will usually suffer severe injury to the hips, knees, back, and shoulders.

WHO IS AT FAULT IN A PEDESTRIAN BIKE LANE ACCIDENT?

pedestrian-accident-lawyer-miami-300x300IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT FOR UNDERSTANDING AND DETERMINING FAULT IN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT THAT OCCURS IN A BIKE LANE

As if pedestrians didn’t have enough to worry about when crossing the street, as of late they’ve had to face even greater challenges to avoid falling victim to personal injury given the growing number of bike lanes and rad bike riders that use them. At first, pedestrians had to be on the look out for drunk or careless drivers. Then came smartphones, which at present keep drivers connected to apps and social media platforms while behind the wheel of their motor vehicle. As a matter of fact, texting and driving has become the second leading cause of most motor vehicle accidents. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm, with ample experience handling personal injury claims stemming from car accidents, understand that texting and driving is the number one reason for the increase in rear-end collision car accidents, most of which occur at red lights and stop signs. Now, bike riders join this growing trend of negligence by taking to bike lanes as if pedestrians were intruders to crosswalks running past their misconstrued right of way.  At one time, only one of the parties involved in an accident could be considered liable or at fault an accident. However, the more modern conception could hold both the bicycle rider and the pedestrian at fault. The truth is that both the pedestrian and the cyclist owe a duty of care and awareness as to safeguard their own personal safety and wellbeing to prevent accidents. According the the personal injury attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm, the common guidelines of negligence can be applied to all those that take to the streets and roadways and includes bicycle riders or cyclists. The basic principles of any example for negligence are a duty of care to the individual that has suffered injury, and a breach of that duty which has injury, losses, or damages as the end result. Since Florida is home to the most number of bicycle riders, it obviously ranks first in the nation with close to 6 million fatal bike accidents and over 100 fatal bike accidents per year. Fortunately, a very small proportion of these fatal bicycle accidents involve pedestrians. Sadly, Broward and Miami-Dade are where the largest number of fatal bike accidents take place.

lawyer-perazzo-1-300x297In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm strives to be the best personal injury law firm for Miami-Dade and Broward County residents that have suffered bodily harm in an accident or experienced losses from the negligence of others. How, by guaranteeing that the Perazzo Law Firm’s personal injury staff applies all possible resources to achieve the best possible results for their client’s personal injury case and claims for compensation. In Miami and North Miami Beach, Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury attorney and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, makes sure that the Perazzo Law Firm staff aims to meet every client’s individual legal needs by dedicating the necessary time and effort to achieve their client’s full satisfaction when handling their insurance claim for compensation after an accident. The Perazzo Law Firm serves personal injury clients in cities and suburbs such as:

Aventura – Bal Harbour – Biscayne Park – Coral Gables – Coral Terrace – Cutler Bay – Doral – Golden Gables – Hialeah- Homestead – Kendall – Key Biscayne – Little Havana – Little Haiti – Miami – Miami Beach – Miami Gardens – North Miami Beach -Palmetto Bay – Pinecrest – Broadview Park- Boulevard Gardens – Coral Springs – Coconut Creek – Cooper City – Dania Beach – Davie – Fort Lauderdale – Hillsboro Beach – Hollywood – Pembroke Pines – Pompano Beach – Tamarac – and every other city and suburb in South Florida

If you are a resident of any of these South Florida cities and suffered personal injury or losses from an accident or other form of negligence and wrongdoing, do not hesitate to contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE now for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to personal injury clients seeking compensation through an insurance claim.

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