Articles Posted in Personal Injury

miami-city-1218429-300x225MIAMI LYFT ACCIDENT LAWYER: LYFT LOOKING TO LURE MIAMI DRIVERS AND RIDERS – Miami: In an attempt to enhance the quality of its service, add to the number of riders, and pump-up its stock value, The ride share company Lyft, is targeting current & potential drivers through special discounts and attractive offers. While it’s no secret that using a vehicle leads to wear & tear, Lyft is offering its drivers discounts on tune-ups, repairs, & more. The proposal, which not only helps Lyft drivers to keep their cars in good shape, eases the financial burden that comes from having to use your car to earn a buck. Through a money-saving maintenance program, Lyft drivers throughout most of South Florida, will be eligible for 50% discounts on vehicle maintenance & repairs. Subsequently, the discounts would reflect positively on the driver’s take-home pay & the condition of the vehicle used to transport Lyft riders. Basically, a driver can make sure to have good tires & brakes, keep the vehicle clean, & tend to repairs when needed at lower costs. Furthermore, according to Lyft, only 10% of its drivers work full-time & have Lyft as their “employer”. Our Miami & North Miami Beach Law offices handle personal injury & property damage claims as a result of an accident involving Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, or any other ride-share services company operating in Miami.

balance-1172786-300x204Perazzo Law’s professional staff of personal injury and insurance litigation attorneys can help accident victims gain righteous compensation for injuries sustained from an Uber or Lyft related accident in Miami and every city in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties. See Cities We Serve

The Perazzo Law Firm knows that Rideshare Companies like Uber and Lyft are a convenient and cost effective way to get around in Miami as well as in major cities like Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, and more. Sadly, Uber or Lyft get into accidents which may result in injury to passengers, other motorists, as well as pedestrians and bike riders. The Miami-based Perazzo Law Firm represents victims of Uber/Lyft accidents that seek compensation through a personal injury insurance claim throughout all Miami-Dade and Broward.

festival-moods-2-1193992-300x150

ULTRA ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

Ultra Music Festival 19

Virginia Keys, Miami: Organizers of the Ultra Music Festival are scrambling to avoid a repeat of the pedestrian mayhem that developed over the Rickenbacker Causeway last night just after midnight. Despite having over two hundred buses revved and ready to take festival goers from Marine Stadium to the Miami mainland, organizers where not expecting an early exodus. With some 50,000 ticket holders expected to attend the music festival this weekend, transportation and safety area major concern for organizers and visitors alike. In an attempt to avoid early morning pedestrian and bus chaos, Ultra organizers aim to improve communication and sign posting to steer visitors in the right direction and towards the buses that will take them to one of three drop-off points. According to former police chief Ray Martinez, special bus lanes are supposed to drive festival goers over the William Powell Bridge, which connects Miami to the Virginia Keys. While Ultra apologized to fans of the Friday night logistics fiasco via Twitter, it is hoping to regain their confidence when it comes to their safety, which took a nose dive last night when fireworks caused a tree to catch on fire. Though the evening’s mild weather made for a tantalizing stroll over the bridge, it raised concern over the safety of weary festival goers and the potential risks that come with massive crowds. Furthermore, the large number of ticket holders when combined with the woes of getting over the bridge, helps fuel the hiring of illegal boat charters, which depart near American Airlines Arena and Miami Marine Stadium. For those attending the Ultra Electornic Music Festival, Perazzo Law recommends thinking twice about boarding shady boats and make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

PERAZZO LAW SERVES PREMISES LIABILITY AND FOOD POISONING CLAIMS

old-hands-1559233-300x225KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY FOOD!

MIAMI-DADE. A recent string of inspections led by the Department of Agriculture found that a total of 15 food outlets, distributors, and warehouses across Miami-Dade were in direct violation of health safety standards and proper hygiene implementation. The health inspectors reported violations that range from no hot water in bathroom sinks, to a potpourri of animal feces sprinkled over packed consumer goods. In most of the cases, the major risk to consumers comes from the lack of personal hygiene by workers handling food, since the inspectors found that many food handlers failed to wash their hands properly, either from personal negligence or lack of resources such as hot water, soap, or paper towels. Reports also state that kitchen staff could be seen rubbing their noses and touching their faces while handling food. Spoiled or rotten goods were also reported to have been found as well as meat slicers bearing remnants of leftover food particles along the blades, trays, and other parts. In accordance with proper health safety measures, meat slicers must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized regularly to prevent disease through bacteria build-up. When it comes to washing dishes and utensils used in food preparation, the absence of hot water can many times result in poorly sanitized foodware. Thus was the case in several popular Miami-Dade food establishments according to the official inspection reports.

The Perazzo Law Firm Serves Victims of Animal Attacks in Florida Zoos and Wildlife Theme Parks

Humans Beware – We are Animals 

snow-leopard-1372775-201x300

Jungle Island, Miami. Though some wild animals can be trained to live and dwell alongside humans, this does not necessarily mean they are harmless. In a recent incident involving a wild animal, an orangutan held in captivity and showcased at the Jungle Island Theme Park in Miami, attacked and injured a volunteer worker this past Wednesday afternoon. Though the injuries sustained by the worker were not life threatening, the incident raises awareness as to the risks that employees that work with animals, be they domestic or wild, must face on a regular basis.  According to Jungle Island officials, the emergency response team and primate keepers were able to respond quickly to the attack. Miami Fire Rescue units were also called to attend to the incident as the rescue captain stated that the worker, a female volunteer, was taken to a local hospital. The park, originally called Parrot Jungle reopened after undergoing major improvements as it was devastated by the fury of Hurricane Irma. The park features wild animals which include large felines such as Hercules, a 900-pound Liger, (a cross between a lion and a tiger) as well as other wild animals like snakes, kangaroos, and vultures, which can be dangerous to visitors and workers alike. The incident, which is being investigated, places emphasis on the safety of workers that deal with wild animals for the amusement of humans.

The Perazzo Law Firm serves victims injured from accidents involving Texting & Driving in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

Smartphones Riding Shotgundriving-sleepy-1473083-300x225

Ever since the smartphone started riding shotgun in 2007 with the launch of the first iPhone, texting and driving has been an ever-growing cause of motor-vehicle related accidents in modern cities around the world. Negligent cell phone use while behind the wheel of cars, buses, trucks, recreational and construction vehicles is said to account for some 2.0 million accidents per year. According to statistic reports, over 650,000 motorists are distracted by cell phone use during daytime driving. Reports show that close to 400,000 individuals are hurt each year from texting and driving related incidents, with 25% occurring in major U.S cities such as Miami.  According to research conducted throughout 2018, 69 % of motorists between the ages of 18 and 64 admit to using their cell phone while driving and admitted to being aware of the increased chances of crashing. A recent survey by AAA, revealed that 94% of teenage motorists admitted to ignoring the dangers that negligent cell phone use while driving represent. Teenagers also rank at the top when it comes to texting and driving fatalities, with more than 58% of all fatal accidents involving negligent cell phone use. Sadly, everyday in the USA, 11 teenagers die in texting and driving related accidents.

What does a dedicated Personal Injury Attorney and Law Firm do for their clients? gavel-1238036-300x201

The Perazzo Law Firm – Dedicated to putting their clients interests first…Always! 

Personal injury accidents that require legal assistance and representation go beyond knowing the law (Tort Law), especially when dealing with insurance companies for compensation from personal injury accidents that lead to medical attention and economic losses. Personal injury accidents stemming from vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents, dog attacks, premises liability claims, defective products or services, and wrongful death, will most often cast victims and loved-ones into a whirlwind of complications that stem beyond their concerns for physical, mental, and economic recovery. Many times, insurance companies will place obstacles down the road to recovery and resort to the common practice of offering accident victims unfair compensation settlements. Basically, and in layman’s terms, insurance companies like to make money not spend it, especially if the accident victim and/or family requires a large sum of money to compensate for losses incurred. However, it’s not all about money when a dedicated personal injury lawyer is involved. Though Jonathan Perazzo focuses on maximizing the accident victim’s recovery, he and his entire legal staff strive jointly to achieve their client’s 100% satisfaction. How? – By attending to every aspect of their claim throughout the entire legal process and until their case is resolved. When a client is 100% satisfied, Perazzo Law is too!

Perazzo Law Shares Insight into Electric Scooter Accidents in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties
vespa-headlamp-1454647-225x300Miami Beach, Florida: They’re practical and fun yet silent and dangerous. Electric scooters boomed in Miami and other trendy cities around the United States. Local and tourists alike were until recently, hopping on electric scooters and taking to the streets in hoards to sightsee and get around. Their fast, cheap to rent, require no driver’s license or insurance, and users can dump them anywhere they want once their ride ends. The combination of all these facets led to a rise in electric scooter related accidents in around Miami. People would rent them, use them, and abandon them on the ground, which reflects a sense of negligence evident in the way they ride them. They would just pop-out of nowhere posing a silent threat to the well-being of pedestrians, motorists, and other electric scooter riders alike. Furthermore, residents and motorists both agree that their presence clutters sidewalks, block handicap ramps, and cause accidents. Fortunately, the rules and regulations regarding electric scooters and motorized skateboards in Florida are changing.
Legal Facts Regarding Scooters that have a Seat or Saddle: 

accident-1317029-300x226
Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Bicycle Accident Victims in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Broward County: A Sunday morning bicycle ride ends in tragedy when a distracted motorist ran into a group of fourteen cyclist pedaling eastbound on State Road 84 near Southwest 148th Avenue. The 33-year female motorist claims to have been distracted by the morning sunlight when her Honda Fit crashed into the group of riders, who were riding in two columns along the right lane of the road. As a result, a 53-year old rider from Weston died from the injuries sustained while another rider, a 62-year old man, is reported in critical condition following the bicycle accident.  Several other bicycle riders were injured but all are reported to be in stable condition. The police are investigating the bicycle accident by analyzing the driver’s cell phone records to determine if negligent use of cell phone was the determining factor that led to the bicycle accident. According to the Davie police officer at the scene of the accident, the female motorists showed no signs of having consumed alcohol or narcotics prior to the crash. The Davie officer also stated the driver had mentioned being distracted and blinded by the early morning sun, which caused her to not see the pack of fourteen bike riders pedaling along Road 84. With only one prior moving violation for speeding, the incident is undergoing further investigation.

Perazzo Law Shares insight Into Bike Riding on City Streets and Roadways.

kite-gotland-1559207-199x300
Kiteboarders Scaring Miami Beachgoers – Looking towards the City Council for Winds of Change

Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Clients injured in Water Sports Accident Claims in Miami.

Miami Beach: As if rip currents, stingrays and jellyfish weren’t enough for swimmers and beachgoers in Miami to worry about, kiteboarders are adding addition concern to sunbathers and folks out for a coastline stroll. Today, swimmers, sunbathers, and pedestrians face an array of dangers that make being in or out of the water a target for personal injury. Speed boats, jet skis, surfers, and now kiteboarders, are placing bathers at risk of being hurt and even killed due to negligent water sports enthusiasts. Kiteboarding has become the most recent water sport to take hold of Miami Beach, with local residents and swimmers raising a ruckus because of the harmful threat that negligent kiteboarders are causing to beachgoers. Despite a failed attempt to put a ban on the sport in certain areas of Miami, the city council will debate this Wednesday a new set of rules to regulate kiteboarding and safeguard the well-being of beachgoers and swimmers in Miami. City commissioners will determine whether or not to prohibit kiteboarders from taking to the waves along certain parts of the Miami coastline. The new regulations will compel kiteboarders to apply for a permit that bears a Level 3 certification, which is granted by the IKQ (International Kiteboarding Organization). In order to qualify for level 3 status, kiteboarders would have to take eight hours of kiteboarding lessons under experienced kiteboarders and experts.

Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Victims of Traffic Related Accidents on Suburban Streets   suburban-street-1388617-300x225

Rush Hour Mayhem Menacing Suburban Residents in Miami: Speeding and reckless driving is stirring mayhem in some of the most chill parts of Miami-Dade and South Florida. Coral Gables, for example, saw a pick-up truck lose control and barrel head-on into someone’s living room, leaving skid marks on the front porch. With driver’s on edge behind the wheel, seeking shortcuts while glancing down at their cell phones in a frantic attempt to reach their destinations quicker, joggers, bikers, pedestrians, and even homeowners need to be on high alert. Many residents of tranquil Miami-Dade and South Florida neighborhoods have been speaking out about the rage with which motorists are speeding through their quiet streets. One such neighborhood is Coral Gables, with has become a popular shortcut for those trying avoid Bird Avenue, Granada Boulevard and Riviera Drive. Apart from speeding, rush-hour motorists are blowing stop signs, dodging dog walkers, and acting as if cars were phone booths on wheels, with total disregard for the safety of pedestrians, joggers, and dog walkers. Coral Gables is not alone when it comes to rampant drivers cutting through the quiet streets. One of the main reasons for the sudden increase in the motorist mayhem is Waze, which helps anxious drivers find alternate routes with which to avoid traffic jams. Sadly, Waze is pointing these mad motorists into the easy-going arteries of South Florida suburbia. The result has been nothing but appalling to local residents, many of whom have suffered personal injury and property damage as a result of reckless and negligent motorists. In the meantime, city planners and engineers are scrambling for ways to calm frantic motorists down and lower the speeds at which they are operating their vehicles through suburban streets. Measures such as Traffic Calming, need to be taken in order to slow the steady rise in motor vehicle accidents in places such as Coral Gables, Palmetto, Coconut Grove, and many more suburban areas throughout Miami-Dade and South Florida. Speed bumps, speed cushions, raised intersections, as well as trees strategically placed along roadways are some of the options for preventing ravaged motorists from reaching havoc on pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, etc., that want to feel safe as they stroll, jog, or bike down their local suburban streets. A senior project manager at an engineering firm hard at work trying to ways of slowing motorists down in many major cities around the world, has found that roundabouts and speed tables are effective ways of forcing drivers to slow down. Lowering speed limits and adding street signs are also possible deterrents, however, motorists don’t always obey speed limits and street signs are hard for motorists to spot when they are distracted by cell phone use while behind the wheel. Sadly, building speed bumps and other measures are costly. Thus, building one speed bump on every street can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of taxpayers  money. Ironically, local suburban residents that once cursed the presence of potholes on their streets, are now considering them a blessing; simply cause they slow down speedy drivers. South Miami has taken measures to slow down traffic by building speed bumps and posting ‘No-Right-Turn-at-Rush-Hour’ signs at strategic locations. Furthermore, the city is planning to narrow-down wide streets and it is in the process of painting “Sharrows’ which are markers painted on sidewalks so that pedestrians and bike riders can share common spaces. Residents main concern is for the children that play on the streets, the mothers pushing strollers, and those that once felt safe in suburbia, now at risk of being run-over by the maddened flow of rush hour traffic relying on Waze to show them the fastest way home.

If you, a family member or friend has been hurt in a car accident or suffered property damage as a result of an incident involving a motor vehicle in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us ONLINE for a FREE initial consultation.