Articles Posted in Personal Injury

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Oftentimes the media covers car accidents involving multiple vehicles resulting in catastrophic injuries. However, a largely overlooked segment of car accidents may not involve multiple drivers and vehicles. Sometimes, a serious injury may result through no fault of the driver.

Not all car accidents resulting in personal injury involve multiple vehicles. Moreover, not all car accidents involve a careless driver. A motor vehicle can be involved in a collision resulting in serious injury through no fault of the operator of the vehicle. As many of us have seen, a failed brake may result in a vehicle unintentionally moving downhill and running over an innocent pedestrian or even the vehicle’s owner. A passenger chair may malfunction crushing an occupant of the vehicle who is unable to escape.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

In a typical car accident, involving more than one vehicle, it is easy to assign blame on the drivers. Oftentimes, vehicle operators cause car accidents by failing to observe the speed limit or distance with other vehicles. However, more than carelessness of drivers can contribute to an accident.

Another possible and contributing cause of car accidents can be defective manufacturing and negligent construction. A modern vehicle consists of a wide variety of parts and systems manufactured by a multitude of companies from around the world. A minor malfunction in any of the parts can contribute to a car accident. In vehicles equipped with automatic breaking a malfunction in the sensors detecting distance with other vehicles could contribute to an accident. An impact sensor could suffer a glitch and fail to inflate an air bag during a crash resulting in exacerbation of injuries.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

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 makes 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.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

For many of us, a personal vehicle is a necessity of life. We use it for everything, from buying groceries to ferrying kids to soccer practice. A personal vehilce is often used as a source of income. Unfortunately, a single car accident as a result of a negligent driver can cause, not only, serious injury from direct physical impact but also a loss of income.

Given this year’s hyper active hurricane season, many families have had their homes damaged. Heavy winds from storms have damaged roofs resulting in water entering inside the home. Severe floods have washed away driveways and caused water damage to the dwelling.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

The purpose of an insurance policy is to protect the policy holder in the event of a loss, damage or injury that the policy holder is unable to afford. In exchange for payment the insurance company agrees to cover certain losses or injuries.

As our loyal readers know, we have published many articles in the past explaining the insurance claim process and what to do when the insurance company wrongfully denies your claim. However, at times, the insurance company will acknowledge coverage and offer payment without the policy holder having to resort to a protracted litigation process. Unfortunately, the insurance companies do not always offer payment in the interest of the policy holder and instead pay to repair the damage in order to protect their own rights.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

We are in the middle of the season of giving. Gifts are exchanged between family members, friends and co-workers. Some of the most popular presents for the holidays are technological gadgets meant to entertain us in our homes. Modern electronics consist of sophisticated parts manufactured by any number of companies. A defective electrical device can cause a fire and a serious personal injury. However, improper use or faulty installation can also play a part in the cause of the property damage or personal injury.

In cases of damage from a defective product several parties may share liability. Primarily, the liability may lie with the manufacturer of the product that malfunctioned. The theory of recovery in these cases would point to defective manufacturing process or defective design.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our readers. Many of you have requested additional information on personal injury. One of the complexities of this area of law is knowing where to assign the fault for personal injury in a car accident.

It is easy to assign fault for personal injury to a single individual or an entity, however the reality may be more complicated. Personal injury may not necessarily involve a single event but may be continuous. An individual may be involved in a car accident where another driver failed to yield the right of way and caused a crash. However, faulty brakes may have contributed to the cause of the accident. Moreover, the safety systems in the victim’s vehicle may have been defective. Furthermore, the physician treating the injured victim may make a mistake and exacerbate the injuries or cause additional harm.

Mistakes To Avoid After A Car Accident

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Driving a motor vehicle is an, almost unavoidable, necessity whether for work or recreation. Unfortunately, car accidents, which result in serious injuries, are becoming increasingly commonplace. If you have been in a car accident, it is important to be prepared and avoid some of the common mistakes, which may affect any compensation.

What To Know About Products Liability

By The Perazzo Law Firm 

The holiday season is also known as the season of giving. We all look forward to unwrapping our favorite presents and also look forward to sharing gifts with our friends and families. But what happens when the gifts we give cause injury to our loved ones?

What To Know If You Have Been Injured In a Truck Accident

By The Perazzo Law Firm

The State of Florida, due to its geography, is a center of trade given its number of ports and airports. A high volume of goods moves into and out of the state every day. Most of the transportation over land involves semi trucks, which can carry everything from produce to heavy construction equipment. Large transport vehicles are far more difficult to maneuver and operate than lighter passenger vehicles given their size and turn radius. In addition, the height of the trucks, long stopping distance and the extent of the blind spots of the driver make collisions with passenger vehicles far more fatal then other types of car accidents.