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Trucker Rest Stop Snooze Turns into Nightmare

Florida Rest Stop Robbery? While driving a refrigerated box truck along Interstate 75, a drowsy Florida truck driver had the peace of mind to pull over to catch some zees at a rest stop. Sadly, what he caught was a beating by two individuals that apparently set out to rob both him and his cool cargo. After being dragged out his cab half asleep amid the morning dew, he was not only severely beaten but also shot in the shoulder, according to his testimony and reports from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Thus far, investigators have been able to verify that the truck cargo area had been searched by the aggressors, but unsure if anything was stolen. Though the victim has not released any public statements, he has been released from the hospital and recovering from his personal injuries at home. No suspects have been arrested and police are appealing to possible witnesses to provide any leads. 

If you, a loved one, or family member has suffered personal injury from aggravated assault or battery, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact our Miami office Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 to a Free initial consultation to discuss your legal right to personal injury claims.

Miami Residents Pondering Plastic Surgery Beware. Wrongful death was the charge for a famous Brazilian plastic surgeon whose patient died of heart failure during a butt implant this past July. The practicing surgeon, AKA Dr. Bum Bum, has testified that the fatality was purely accidental, despite having performed the surgical procedure at home with the help of his mother, girlfriend, and maid; all of whom are also facing charges. Despite the doctor’s claims of having performed over 9000 successful butt implants, official reports state that Dr. Bum Bum, who isn’t even have a real doctor, used an outlawed synthetic resin that may have led to the death of his 46-year-old patient. According to investigative reports, this is not the first incident involving butt implants gone wrong on Miami residents. Though, plastic surgery accounts for a small number of deaths compared to other surgical procedures or everyday accidents, official reports show that there were 31 deaths and some 150 complicated cases over the past seven years. Nevertheless, the Florida Board of Medicine is keeping a close watch on surgeons and facilities to guarantee no fatalities occur during or after plastic surgery procedures in Miami.

If you, a family member or loved one has suffered personal injury or been the victim of Medical Malpractice in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation.


MIAMI-DADE: Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has a been a subject of controversy for quite some time now, with many claiming that it catapults modern civilization back to the pistol-duel days of the Wild West.  While opposers claim that this law fosters the use of firearms and gives way to court rulings that favor self-defense claims that are clearly unfair, the most recent updates to the law, backed by the NRA, oblige prosecutors to disprove self-defense pleas on behalf of the accused party’s attorney. The Stand Your Ground Law hit the media spotlight once again when a shootout inside a North Miami barbershop, led to a gunshot fatality. As bullets began to flare inside the shop, one of the patrons, who was packing a concealed weapon, hid inside a bathroom, as another customer, took cover in an office that faces the bathroom door. Shots rang out, echoing loudly throughout the barbershop. As silence took over and those inside the barbershop came out of hiding, the man who had hid in the bathroom, was found dead of the gunshot wounds he received from the man hiding in the office across from the bathroom. This past week, despite the shooter admitting that, back in 2014, he fired at whoever was in the bathroom, was acquitted by a Federal Circuit Judge on the grounds that the man had acted in self-defense and fear upon seeing the victim holding a gun in the middle of a barbershop shootout. According to a recent report, Florida ranks 27th in terms of firearm fatalities and 18th in violent crime rates involving guns. 

If you, a loved-one, or family member has suffered personal injury, property damage, or loss as a result of a situation involving a firearm or weapon, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to Contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for your Free initial Consultation.


Kick to Belly Gets Miami Cop Fired

North Miami. Aggravated battery was the charge that led to a North Miami police officer getting canned from her job. According to arrest reports, the female beach cop kicked an eight-month pregnant woman in the stomach during a street fight that broke last Wednesday night on a busy North Miami intersection. Though it remains unclear what led to the kicking melee, official statements hold the Miami Beach officer liable for the aggressive assault on the pregnant woman, who was rushed to a local hospital after allegedly suffering contractions. The officer, who joined the force about a year ago, was immediately suspended by the Miami Police Chief. In the meantime, police internal affairs will conduct a more thorough investigation as the victims attorney’s prepare their liability case, both of which will determine the fired officer’s fate. On the bright side for the suspended officer, the woman she kicked in the stomach gave birth to a healthy baby, and she will receive full pay while serving her suspension.

According to Section 784.021, Florida Statutes, Aggravated Assault is ruled when a victim suffers intentional violence, either verbally or physically, and may or may not include an object that can be used to provoke fatal injury. If you, a loved one, or family member has suffered Personal Injury, property damage, or loss as a result of aggravated assault or battery, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for Free initial consultation.

Bakery Siblings Under Heat!

Miami-Dade: Local Bakery siblings are trying to kneed-out the hefty fines they received which top the $100k mark as a result of hazardous workplace conditions at their manufacturing facilities. The OSHR, which monitors and controls potential occupational workplace hazards, hit the bakery brothers with penalties this past June on claims of serious violations. According to the findings, employees were exposed to potential personal injuries hazards from unsecured argon and nitrogen cylinders, faulty machinery and poor electrical installations, all of which could lead to fire, explosions, and injured workers. Furthermore, the investigation found that workers had not received the proper training t handle sensitive equipment such as saws and fire extinguishers. This is undoubtedly a case of employer negligence according to the inspection by the OSHR and which lead to the hefty fines.

Under Florida State Law, employers must provide safe and hazard-free work conditions and facilities. If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered Personal Injury or loss as a result of employer negligence at a workplace, the Perazzo Law Firm urges injured parties to Contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS – 411 to receive a FREE initial consultation. 

Hazard Light Rainbows and Florida Law.

In Miami, hazard lights seem to herald the forthcoming of the rainy season. Thus, the next several months may force motorists to confront mother nature’s menacing downpours in many ways. But the biggest threat doesn’t come from pouring rains or flooded streets, but from the colorful spectrum of lights from panicky motorists caught driving in stormy weather. While the misconception that hitting your hazard lights provides a dose of 360 degree safety, it in fact adds to the dangers of you being struck by another vehicle, as hazard lights reduce visibility and mean that a car is pulled over. As if braving poor visibility and slippery streets weren’t enough, the State of Florida has a Hazard Light Law, and motorists better beware of the $129 fine. In Florida, as in many states, it is illegal for drivers to turn on their hazards lights while in motion, especially in the rain. Despite the need for laws having to be enforced to compensate for lack of common sense, hazard lights are intended to be used in the event of a road emergency. Thus, applying hazard lights while driving, especially at slow speeds, could be easily misinterpreted or distracting to another driver. Unless used in the event of an accident, driving in the rain doesn’t constitute as a road emergency. In layman’s terms, just because a motorist is in a state of panic or in need of a sense of added safety to prevent an accident, he or she may get a ticket for hitting their hazards lights while driving in the rain.

If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered Personal Injury, property damage, or loss as a result of an accident involving a motor vehicle in or around Miami, Florida, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to Contact us ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 to receive a Free initial consultation. Our Car Accident Lawyers and Insurance Claim Litigators are ready to get our Clients just compensation for their Personal Injury as a result of a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, or Boating Accident.

DUI possible cause of tragic highway accident

July 25th – A vehicle heading north on a southbound lane of the South Federal Highway crashed head-on into a car driving in the proper direction. The impact was devastating and landed the accident victim in the hospital, where he remained for seven days until he passed away from his fatal injuries. Apparently, The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, a Chrysler Town & Country van, got on highway at Griffin Road, and sent the victims car slamming into the guardrail. Both victim and his passenger were taken to Broward Health Medical Center. The passenger was released but the driver unfortunately could not recover from his fatal injuries. Investigators are still looking into the incident to determine what exactly caused the driver of the van to drive in the inappropriate direction on the highway.   

If you, a family member or loved one has suffered personal injury, property damage or loss as a result of a car accident, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact Us immediately either Online or Call (786) LAWS – 411 for a Free initial consultation.

Man’s arm is severed by Makita Brand saw.

A district court judge allows for a miter saw to be thoroughly examined in an attempt to prove whether or not it led to the severing of a man’s arm. Home Depot and tool manufacturer Makita Inc. defense attorneys were given permission to have a miter saw taken apart to determine if it indeed was defective and caused personal injury to a Florida man, who is suing both companies under product liability litigation. Meanwhile, Home Depot and Makita Inc. lawyers claim that the man suffered his personal injuries because he either used the saw carelessly or tried to modify it in some way after buying it. A thorough examination of the saw was carried out by the case investigators, which includes nondestructive testing to see if any of the internal parts where indeed faulty or altered. The investigation led to findings that the saw was indeed tampered with after purchase. A verdict to determine the outcome of the case has yet to be reached.

If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury, damage, or loss from using a defective product or were the victim of third party negligence, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation.

A Royal Caribbean Employee Gets $20.3 in Compensation

Miami-Dade County. A worker aboard a Voyager of the Seas cruise ship, which sails to the Royal Caribbean flag, received $20.3 million in compensation for the personal injuries she suffered when her hand got crushed by a door. The incident happened while conducting a routine fire drill at port on route back to Miami from Barcelona, Spain in 2008. The workers hand got lodged into a narrow space as the semi-tight door closed and crushed her hand. The company sent her to a doctor in Barcelona but her injuries were improperly diagnosed and only served to worsen her condition. The worker spent two years undergoing rehabilitation and received the sum of $25 per day in disability according to Royal Caribbean’s insurance policy. She was unjustly fired in 2010 and she eventually sued the company in 2016 for negligent safety procedures, failure to provide adequate medical attention, unjust dismissal, and breach of contract. This past July 27th, the worker was awarded $20.3 million to cover her personal injuries, losses, and future medical care.

If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury, damage or loss in a work-related incident, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation.

Korean Cars Involved in Collision

The female driver of a Kia Soul is suing the female driver of a Hyundai Elantra for the serious permanent injuries she claims to have suffered because of the collision. The accident occurred at a Tarpon Springs intersection when the driver of the Kia Soul was crashed into by the Elantra, which apparently was being operated both negligently and recklessly by the Hyundai driver. The Kia driver is seeking over $15,000 in compensation to cover her personal injuries, property damage, and other expenses. According to Florida State law, all registered vehicles must carry PIP insurance to cover damages or injuries resulting from a car accident.

If you, a family member, or loved-one has suffered personal injury or property damage as a result of a car accident, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 immediately for your Free initial consultation.