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THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES VALUABLE INSIGHT FOR DEALING WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE AND LOSSES FOLLOWING A HURRICANE IN MIAMI

CLIMATE CHANGE – A MAJOR CONCERN FOR MIAMI AND ALL SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENTS –

Hurricane-Accident-Claim-Lawyer-Miami-300x294Miami: When Hurricane Irma made its way across the Caribbean and struck the U.S.  mainland in September 2017, some 6.5 million Floridians decided to evacuate to escape its destructive force. Sadly, many parts of Miami suffered extensive property damage through flooding and destruction from Irma’s recorded 112 mph winds. In total, 7.7 million Florida businesses and homes suffered power outages throughout almost 75% of the State. Hurricane Irma also left close to 85 fatalities because of drowning, life ending injuries, and inhalation of toxic fumes. In Miami-Dade, fallen trees, fencing, and flying debris caused property damage to almost 1000 homes, with storm surges leaving areas like Homestead, downtown Miami, and Miami Beach underwater. As if storm damage wasn’t enough, local businesses in the Miami Metro area experienced looting and burglaries (see civil unrest and looting lawyer).

Miami-Insurance-Claim-Lawyer-300x201IN MIAMI, THE REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS AT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARE VITAL INFORMATION FOR HOMEOWNERS REGARDING RISING INSURANCE RATES, AND WHAT TO DO AFTER YOUR FLORIDA HOME SUFFERS DAMAGES THAT RESULT IN FINANCIAL LOSSES.

FORT LAUDERDALE – Homeowner insurance is higher in Florida than in any other state in the country, and despite insurance providers’ efforts to curb the cost of property insurance, the expected surge in rates has Miami homeowners on tenterhooks. Meanwhile, Florida insurance carriers are busy looking for ways to reduce litigation, limit claims, and cut down on fraud. Sadly, Florida homeowners that have had the same insurance premiums for close to a decade, have been unable to get their insurance provider to renew their policies at equal rates, with many homeowners now paying twice as much for the same coverage. It’s a sad fact that many Florida homeowners are hurting because they cannot afford  to pay the premiums insurance providers are requesting. The average homeowner insurance policy estimated at $1,173 per year in every US state but Florida, where the yearly average is $1,993, a fact that makes Florida the most expensive state for property owners looking to protect their homes against damages and losses. Some of the major homeowner insurance providers in Florida include:

  • Amica

STOLEN VEHICLES AND AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS

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  • What happens if your vehicle is stolen and the culprit crashes into another vehicle, an object, or runs over a pedestrian?
  • Who covers the damages to your vehicle if it is stolen and crashed.

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.

QUÉ HACER DESPUÉS DE QUE SU CASA SEA DAÑADA POR UNA TORMENTA

sign-3-1314394-300x225En Miami, los daños causados por huracanes y tormentas pueden perjudicarlo financiera y emocionalmente. Los daños causados por huracanes, como inundaciones y cortes de electricidad, también pueden poner en peligro la vida de las personas que viven en la casa y ser devastadores para cualquier familia. Durante la temporada de huracanes, los abogados del Perazzo Law Firm en Miami recomiendan que los propietarios conozcan sus derechos cuando un huracán o tormentas causan daños a su propiedad o lesiones a los miembros del hogar. Sufrir cualquier daño en el hogar puede ser difícil cuando se rechaza su reclamo de seguro, aunque de lo contrario debería ser una pérdida cubierta. La mejor solución para prevenir daños a la propiedad es la preparación antes de una depresión tropical severa o un huracán. En previsión de cualquier daño a su hogar, recomendamos planificar con anticipación dejando de lado su póliza, la información de contacto de su compañía de seguros y el ajustador, un especialista calificado en reparaciones para cualquier tipo de daño que pueda ocurrir (es decir, plomero, techador).

LOS TIPOS DE DAÑOS CAUSADOS POR TORMENTAS Y HURACANES

Subcontractor Found at Fault

outdoor-1436934-300x226The Third District Court of Appeal in Miami has ruled that a subcontractor was at fault for a fire that started within a condo during its renovation. According to the court facts, painters hired by the Brother’s Painting and Pressure Cleaning Corp, acted negligently when they failed to properly dispose of a stain-soaked rag, which was placed inside a plastic trashcan. Somehow the rag caught fire and led to damages to the condominium’s interior.  Meanwhile, the court has ruled that the general contractor is a passive actor in the case and worthy of indemnification on the grounds that the subcontractor was hired to carry out the painting work without causing property damage or injury to its dwellers. However, the subcontractors disagree on the basis that the general contractor was indeed negligent, and no indemnification is owed for damages to the condo. The final ruling is awaiting confirmation by the Circuit Court for Monroe County.

Services Providers and Liability

HURRICAN DAMAGE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE CLAIMS LAWYER IN MIAMI

THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES VALUABLE INSIGHT FOR DEALING WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE AND LOSSES FOLLOWING A HURRICANE IN MIAMI

Has your property been damaged in a hurricane? If so, your insurance provider will send over one of their adjusters to evaluate and assess the damages to your property and decide on a settlement they consider fair to cover your property damage and economic losses. Sadly, your insurance provider’s adjuster may offer to settle for a value that is anywhere from 300-1000% lower than the real cost of repairs, replacement, and labor. Furthermore, an adjuster  carrier’s may overlook any possible future consequences from the initial hurricane damage. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm advises victims of hurricane damages to contact a trusted public adjuster before signing anything or receiving any sort of settlement from an insurance provider. An experienced public adjuster will help make sure the hurricane damage victim receives a prosper assessment from the insurance provider’s adjuster. However, insurance provider may sometimes refuse to settle the public adjuster’s claims value may not be met. In the event a settlement cannot be reached, an insurance lawyer will be needed to represent the claimant to fight for a settlement that best favors their client and not the insurance provider. Thus, an experienced property damage and insurance claims lawyer is essential following a natural disaster that causes damage to your property and creates unforeseen catastrophic economic losses.

Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Rideshare Claims for Compensation from Uber Accidents in Miami

dont-hurl-girl-1549143-300x189Miami: Uber fraud involving fare adjustments to clean-up bodily fluid stains left behind by passengers is on the rise in Miami. This most recent scams involves Uber passengers being blamed for soiling the Uber driver’s vehicle with vomit. In other words, an Uber passenger will get dropped-off just fine, then notice an added fee tacked-on to their bill, holding the passenger responsible for soiling the Uber driver’s vehicle. The fee ranges from $80 – $150 depending on the Uber driver’s personal scam level. Sadly, there is not much the passenger can do but to contact the Uber helpline and receive a reply that does nothing to revert the clean-up fee, as it’s basically the Uber driver’s word against the passengers. In Uber’s defense, there exist rides in which passengers do indeed get sick during a ride for reasons which may go from motion sickness, to passengers boarding with an excess of food, alcohol, or narcotics in them. Whatever the case, Uber vomit fraud indeed exists in Miami. But what to do to prevent Uber vomit fraud? Firstly, report the case to Uber via the help button on the Uber website. Unfortunately, this may prove useless as the fraudulent Uber driver may have already submitted bogus photos of his/her soiled vehicle seat. Vomit is not alone when it comes to fraudulent clean-up claims by Uber drivers on unsuspecting Uber passengers. Liquids such as beer, wine, whiskey, blood, and even urine are on the clean-up list. As well as muddy footwear or soiled clothing leaving stains or odors. An Uber spokesperson has stated that they are looking into possible fraud cases to safeguard passenger satisfaction. However, it’s hard to prove whether or not a passenger does indeed dirty an Uber driver’s vehicle. The spokesperson added; “With 15 million trips a day, Uber is unfortunately not immune to these types of incidents.” Perazzo Law suggests passengers to send several emails to resolve their complaints by notifying Uber that there was no incident. After that, it’s a matter of waiting for Uber to investigate and determine whether or not to refund the clean-up fee. Sadly, not many bogus vomit claims go in favor of the passenger, with reported incidents of Uber canceling a passengers accounts on account of their legitimate gripes.

Perazzo Law sheds light on How Safe Uber really is?

boom-forklift-1520901-300x225Miami and North Miami Beach Law Firm serving Personal Injury Claims for Compensation following a Construction Truck Accident in Miami.

Two seperate Construction Truck Accidents lead to mayhem in Miami-Dade County: A local Fire Rescue spokesperson reported that a severely injured construction worker had to be airlifted to a nearby medical facility to receive emergency care for the injuries he suffered as a result by a boom lift that tipped over while operating at a Homestead shopping center. The worker, whose identity and condition is unknown, was badly hurt when the boom lift, or bucket truck, came crashing down on its side for reasons that are still unknown. This incident is just one of two that took place this past Thursday involving elevation construction vehicles, with both construction vehicles accidents leading to mayhem in Miami. The second incident occurred on Thursday evening in west Miami, when another crane started to rotate out of control and began taking down power lines. According to eyewitness reports, there was panic among the pedestrians and motorists that noticed the live power cables sparking and dangling overhead. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries but it has yet to be determined if any property owners, residents, or local businesses suffered losses due to the power outage, which took several hours to be restored. Apparently, the crane suffered a systems failure, a fact that insurance investigators and the attorneys representing property damage claims (if any) must verify to determine if there was negligence on behalf of the crane operator, the vehicle owner, lesser, construction firm, or any other third party involvement. 

The Perazzo Law Firm has ample experience handling all sorts of Truck Accidents that involving a vast of range of trucking accidents including; Private, Public, Commercial, or Emergency Vehicles. See Trucking Accidents Compensation Claims accidents for further insight into accidents involving trucks in Miami. 

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Miami and North Miami Beach Law Firm Serving Trucking Accident Victims in Miami

Broward: Trucking accidents in Miami are not as common as car, motorcycle accidents, or bicycle accident in Miami, but when truck accidents occur on a Miami Roadway, they many times end in tragedy, and sometimes on Miami streets. The most recent motor-vehicle accident to take place in Miami occurred this past Saturday when a semi-truck plunged 80-feet onto a patchy area of urban grass. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a 29 year-old trucker was operating a late model Kenworth T600 semi along the southbound lane of the Florida Turnpike. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck driver lost control of the vehicle when taking the off-ramp which connects to Interstate 595. Trucks hauling heavy loads can become difficult to control and require greater care to avoid a trucking accident on Miami roadways. Tractor trailers and semi-trucks can many times be overloaded and must be maneuvered with added when exiting elevated ramps, like the one in Broward County, which was where the semi truck in question lost control and crashed through the right-side concrete wall of the ramp. The accident victim and his truck, which was hitched to a 53-foot trailer, lunged off the elevated section of the exit ramp and encountered an 80-foot drop onto a solid patch of grass in a residential area. The authorities have not reported on other injuries and are trying to determine the cause of the Miami trucking accident which resulted in a tremendous fatal crash.

Any trucking accident involving a tractor trailer may include driver negligence due to his/her operating the vehicle while drowsy or under the influence of narcotics or alcohol. Cell Phone use while operating a tractor trailer has also been the determining factor in many Miami truck accident cases handled by the Perazzo Law Firm. Poor tractor trailer maintenance may include bad brakes, bad tires, broken mirrors, or malfunctioning instrument panel, all of which can be determining factors in a tractor trailer accident, as well as excess cargo, slippery roads and streets, or poor highway conditions. The above mentioned factors may automatically hold the tractor trailer driver and/or tractor trailer owner liable for any injuries, damage, or loss inflicted on other motorists, pedestrians, or property owners. A truck driver or trucking company may be held liable if any of the above mentioned factors can be proven by one of our personal injury lawyers in representation of their client’s personal injury claims for compensation. As previously stated, a truck driver has a duty to operate the vehicle under the proper conditions and avoid negligence behind the wheel.

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