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parking-lot-1442053-300x200Miami and North Miami Law Personal Injury Law Firm Handling Parking Lot Accident Claims in Miami

Parking lot accidents in Miami happen everyday, with millions of accidents reported every year across the United States. Most parking lot accidents in Miami are caused by negligent motorists, pedestrians, property owners or parking lot operators. Some 18% of all reported motor vehicle accidents take place in parking lots, with 15% of parking lot accidents resulting in damage due to a collision with another motorist. Many parking lot accidents that take place in Miami parking lots may result in personal injury from a parking lot car accident involving a pedestrian entering, exiting, or passing through a parking lot in Miami. There are several ways parking lot accidents in Miami can involve pedestrians, cyclists, or other motorists. Parking lot accidents involving pedestrians in Miami may take place at supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, night clubs, private parking lots, etc. Children and the elderly are at high risk of falling victim to parking lot accidents in Miami. Children may stray from a parent or legal guardian and fall victim to a parking lot accident in a Miami supermarket, shopping mall, or restaurant. Kids are difficult to spot when backing-out, and a large number of car accident related incidents in parking lots in Miami that involve small children result in severe and sometimes wrongful death. A parked motorist’s view may be obstructed by a larger vehicle parked to its side, and back-out hastily into an inattentive elderly pedestrian. Many times, parking lot motorists in Miami are more focused on finding a spot than looking out for other cars, some of which don’t respect the existing established lanes and traffic laws which motorists must abide by when operating a motor vehicle in a parking lot in Miami. Property damage in parking lot accidents in Miami establishments may result from shopping carts colliding with a parked car or crashing into a pedestrian.

If you, a loved one, or family member can answer YES to any of the statements below, you may have a Personal Injury Claim from a Parking Lot accident in Miami:

stairs-1498688-300x222 Miami and North Miami Beach Law Firm Serving Accident Victims Suffering Personal Injury on Stairs, Steps, and Ramps in Miami.

According to a recent study, over 1 million Americans suffer personal injuries from accidents involving stairs, steps, ramps. This is a whopping figure when you consider that most of these accidents include individuals of all ages, despite the elderly and toddlers among the most at risk. Stairs, steps, and ramps are practically everywhere in Miami; in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, apartment buildings, practically anywhere people need to go and down. According to Florida Premises Liability laws, property owners and those responsible for private or public establishments, are legally liable for any accidents resulting in personal injury brought on by improper maintenance, operating conditions, or unsafe standards which may cause an individual to slip, trip, or fall on said premises. Stairs, steps, and ramps must be kept free of any obstacle, liquid, object, substance, etc., that may lead to someone falling and hurting themselves. The property owner or responsible party may be legally liable to cover any, if not all, medical costs, lost wages, etc., as a result of their negligence to provide safe stairs, steps, or ramps on their premises.

It is the responsibility of architects, engineers, contractors, and masons to make sure stairs, steps, and ramps are properly built in terms of uniformity, elevation and inclination. Steps or staircases that are uneven or ramps that are too steep, can represent risk of injury to the elderly and to those suffering from physical or mental challenges. Vertigo, for example, can cause an elderly person to lose their balance and go tumbling down a flight of stairs, with the results being multiple fractures or even wrongful death.


Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Law Firm serving employees that have suffered personal injuries and the families of those that have fallen victim to wrongful death while on the job.   

Miami: Construction workers spend a lot of time in the presence of danger and face an array of hazards despite the many safety precautions taken to prevent personal injury at construction or industrial worksites. Miami accidents involving heavy machinery most often lead to personal injury and many times are the result of negligence by either the employer or the employee. Nonetheless, there are laws that insure compensation regardless of fault, mainly because the severity of the injuries that involve negligent use of heavy machinery may sometimes involve life-altering consequences or may even result in wrongful death. One such incident occurred this past Saturday when a worker at an industrial worksite in West Miami-Dade, fell into an asphalt machine and experienced an agonizing death. The authorities are investigating what caused the worker to fall into the machine which took his life. In another recent tragedy involving heavy machinery and asphalt, an elderly paving machine operator with 30 years-on-the-job experience was crushed after he fell off the machine while paving the parking lot of medical facility construction site in Miami-Dade. These are just a couple of the many tragedies and accident incidents that take place all the time at construction sites in and around Miami. There are reasons why warning signs are posted all about, as well as hard hat areas, barriers, etc.  Nevertheless, dangers such as risk of electrocution, falling from high altitudes, contact with endangered substances, and other long-term injury from being exposed to toxic elements for extended periods of time all lurk at construction sites.


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Miami Beach: A customer walks into a local restaurant for a nice meal with his family on the day of very popular sporting event. Like most hardcore sports fans, the customer’s eyes and attention immediately make their way towards the action taking place on the flat screen TV, which hangs adjacent to a metal beam that crosses the dining area along the ceiling. As his waiter guides him to the table offering the best view, the customer inadvertently strikes his head on the sharp bottom part of the TV. He immediately places his hand just above his forehead and notices that the impact has caused a flesh wound that includes some mild bleeding. Upon noticing the incident, the restaurant staff quickly attends to the customer by providing him with a paper napkin to place over the wound. The customer sits down and proceeds to wipe the blood from his minor cut. Eventually, the light bleeding stops and his dining experience goes on without any further mishaps. The game ends and so does the customer’s dining experience as he pays the bill and on their way they go. Some time later, the customer starts to experience periodic headaches. He takes the normal route; pain relief medication for temporary results. Concerned that the headaches were not going away, the customer decides to visit the doctor to explain the situation. The doctor asks him if he has suffered any head injuries over the past six months or so. The customer, now a patient, replies, ‘Yes, I banged my head against the sharp edge of a TV at a restaurant.’ “What?” cries the doctor. “How did you bang your head, exactly? “Well, explains patient, there was a TV hanging in the center of the lounge and I walked into it. I didn’t notice it was there.” “Was there any bleeding?” asks the doctor. “Yes,” replies the patient, but it was only a minor cut.” “Minor cut or no minor cut, if there is bleeding, chances of infection may exist. Did you to attend to the wound properly?” “Not really. I wiped it with a paper napkin that one of the waiters gave me.” “Oh, lord!” Replies the Doctor, somewhat concerned. “You should have treated the wound with some sort of antiseptic. One can never be too careful with cuts,  especially at your age, sir; No offense.” chuckles the doctor. “What now?” asks the patient. “We’re going to have to run a few blood tests to see if there is any infection and perform an MRI to rule out any internal head injury. “But, how much will all that cost, Doctor?” asks the patient. “It won’t be cheap. Do you have insurance?” “No, not really,” he replies. “Then I suggest you get a Personal Injury Lawyer to investigate the restaurant owners liability for the TV hanging in the center of the dining area. I suggest you contact the Perazzo Law Firm Today!

If you, a family member, or loved-one has suffered personal injury in a public or private establishment such as a restaurant, supermarket, hotel swimming pool, etc., you may be eligible to compensation for your personal injuries or losses.


Miami Shopping Center Scare: Miami cops were quick to respond to the call by an on-duty security guard concerning a shady package spotted of the fourth level parking garage of the Miracle Marketplace Shopping Mall. The officials that responded to the call were able to determine that the package in question posed no threat to customers as it contained no explosive or harmful material. According to state law, local businesses, hotels, or any other private or public establishment that serve or welcome customers are legally liable to Premises Liability, which means that they must provide safe and hazard-free conditions  that may bring about personal injury, property damage or loss. Public and private spaces must provide adequate safety measures, in the above mentioned case, a security was present to safeguard shopping mall customers and employees. Read more about premises liability on the Perazzo Law Premises Liability section.

If you, a family member, or loved one, has suffered personal injury such as Slip and Fall due to slippery floors, uneven sidewalks, or was injured due to negligent security, inadequate safety measures, or necessary precaution signs, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS – 411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your rights to injury claims from Premises Liability.