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NORTH MIAMI BEACH CONDO ORDERED TO CLOSE

lawyer-perazzo-1-300x297Following an inspection of the Crestview Towers Condominium, the City of North Miami Beach has ordered that the condo be shut down and evacuated as soon as possible due to it being deemed structurally dangerous and potentially deadly because of its poor electrical condition.

The 10-story building and its 156 units, located at 2025 NE 164th Street in North Miami Beach, has been considered unfit to house occupants after an inspection report filed on January 11th, 2021, revealed that the Crestview Towers are unsafe because of its obvious signs of structural wear and tear and the lack of maintenance of its electrical installations which are potentially deadly. Given these findings, which have been kept under wrap and surfaced as a result of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside last week, the City of North Miami Beach has ordered that the residents of the 49-year-old Crestview Towers Condo be evacuated immediately out of precaution due to the following:

FLORIDA INSURANCE REFORM IN PROGRESS – DESANTIS SIGNS BILL 76

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The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) is among several happy Florida businesses that welcome this most recent step towards insurance reform by Governor DeSantis, as he received thanks after signing an allegedly beneficial bill that will muffle property insurance rate hikes, as well as curb the high costs of insurance litigation procedures.

According to business owners, Senate Bill 76 is a huge step for several reasons. One of them is  eliminating the “attorney-fee multiplier”, which allegedly increases the costs of settlement with homeowners and permitted insurance providers to lower repair costs based on several factors. For example, if your roof is damaged in a storm and it is old, the insurance adjuster will lower the value of your claim.

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.

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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.

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