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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.

City Transit Bus Crashes and Causes Irreparable Property Damage to Miami Shop Owner in Little Haiti

Miami-Dade: Not necessarily does a City Transit bus have to run into another car or run somebody over to be on the receiving end of a personal injury claim for compensation. On many occasions, buses lose control for reasons other than human error and crash into buildings, houses, or shops. When this happens, the property damage entailed due to the negligence on behalf of a bus company and/or the recklessness of the bus operator can be devastating.  Nevertheless, bus companies and/or operators aren’t always to blame for injuries or property damage from bus related accidents. In one of the most recent bus related accidents in Miami involving property damage, a northbound Miami-Dade County transit bus drove straight into a corner design boutique shop after it crashed into a truck that had run a red light at a busy Miami-Dade intersection. The bus spent five days lodged within the Little Haiti corner shop, with the impact of the crash having a devastating structural effect on the stability of the 92-year-old building, which sadly, will need to be demolished. To make matters worse for the property owner, neither did he nor the driver of the pickup truck that blew the red light which caused the accident have any sort of insurance to protect them from personal injury or property damage.  Public buses are operated by the City and have strict rules regarding compensation for personal injuries and property damage. In this particular case and according to a spokesperson for the City Transit Authority, it seems that the city will not be granting the property owner any compensation for the damage to the property by the bus. In fact, the city presented a demolition notice upon the crashed bus’ removal from the shop a few days ago. Apparently, the bus impact and its arduous removal led to destabilizing the building’s support columns and compromising the entire structure, according to Miami Fire Rescue teams, who added that the building was in danger of collapsing if structural support wasn’t added immediately.  Sadly for the owner, who’s owned the property since 1988, the entire building is set to be demolished in October to prevent any further risk of property damage or personal injury. The question is; Does the property any right to claims for property damage or loss as a result of the accident that led to a bus crashing into the shop and the building now on route to be brought to the ground? For the answer to this question, contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE or visit the Homepage to chat with one of our expert Personal Injury attorneys. 

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News courtesy of Perazzo Law – Serving Car Accident Victims in Miami-Dade and North Miami Beach

Tragedy strikes Miami-Dade highways leaving six dead and eleven injured in two separate incidents.

Miami-Dade: A drunk motorist led to the death of four people and serious personal injury to six others on the northbound lanes of the I-95 near 62nd Street in Miami-Dade County just after midnight. What started-off as a minor motorcycle incident involving another vehicle, turned into tragedy when a drunk 42-year motorist behind the wheel of a GMC van crashed into the rear bumper of a car that had pulled over to assist the injured motorcycle rider. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that there were several people on the highway shoulder assisting the motorcyclist when they were suddenly struck by the pulled-over vehicle the van operator had crashed into while driving drunk. The driver responsible for the deadly incidents was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter, serious bodily injury, property damage, and even resisting arrest.  Sadly, the overnight death toll on Miami-Dade highways didn’t end there as two more people lost their lives a few hours later in a rollover accident on the Florida Turnpike.  A Mercury SUV crashed into a guardrail after inexplicably losing control, causing the vehicle to flip over upon impact. Two of the passengers died when they were ejected from the SUV, while the driver, another passenger, and a baby, which had also been ejected from the SUV, survived.  They were immediately taken to a local hospital where they are listed in serious condition. The FHP is trying to determine the cause of the accident, which apparently has a slippery roadway as one of the determining factors. According to data provided by the Miami-Dade Police department, there were 28 reported car accidents in August, 10 of which involved serious personal injuries. Statistics released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveals some 388,032 car accidents in Florida in 2017, with Miami and Broward County ranking at the top. Miami accounted for 63,157 of reported incidents, with the highest percentage occurring on Friday nights.  

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Wall Built too Big – Part of it must go

Miami Beach: Part of a 2,700 foot wall extending into the Indian Creek Waterway may have to be torn down due to illegal building permits purposely overlooked by Miami’s chief building engineer.  The Indian Creek Seawall, which cost the city some $25.5 million to build thus far, was meant to provide adequate driving conditions and prevent flooding in the event of severe rises in sea levels, especially during the ever-worsening hurricane season. According to official reports, the wall was built without the corresponding permits, and thus must undergo a multi-million dollar project to repair the former engineer’s blunders. Though the project was suspended in January, the modifications are expected to resume sometime in the near future. Despite only a part of the wall having to be torn down, the rebuilding process is expected to the represent an estimated $800,000, an depends highly on the landowners willingness to  allow construction of the wall on the land. However, failure to comply of the city’s request to build a seawall on behalf of the landowners, could lead to the city imposing a tax to help pay for the wall.   

truck-accident-1450067-300x225  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.

Fatal Turnpike Accident Wreaks Havoc on Motorists

Miami Turnpike – A tractor trailer toppled to one side and not only put traffic on a seven-hour standstill, but also took the life of the 53-year old truck driver from Miami.  Nearby witnesses reported a thundering crash as the 18-wheeler flipped over and went sliding into the guardrail, wreaking havoc on both the northbound and southbound lanes. According to reports, the driver erroneously handled the turnpike curve, causing him to lose control as the trailers weight caused it to go belly-up. Miami-Dade firefighters were quick to respond to the trucking accident scene near 27th Avenue, but were unable to rescue the Miami man, who had died before being removed from the mangled truck cab.  According to recent reports, approximately 500,000 crashes involving large trucks in the US are reported each year, with approximately 4,000 of them being fatal and close to 105,000 resulting in serious personal injury. Though most truck accidents are often the result of human error such as excessive speed, there are a number of reasons for trucking accidents, some of which may include: poor vehicle condition, excessive cargo, or even roadway conditions and bad weather. Even at slow speeds, the impact from a large motored-vehicle can cause serious personal injuries such as: Brain InjurySpinal Cord Injury, bone fractures or other injuries requiring permanent medical treatment. The operation of these vehicles requires greater care and diligence since big-rigs, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks can weigh up to thirty times more than an average car. 

If you, a family member or loved one, has suffered personal injury, property damage or loss as a result of an accident involving a tractor-trailer or large motored vehicle, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 to receive a FREE initial consultation to discuss your legal rights.

Baton Beat-Down at Quiet Intersection

Two woman were charged with aggravated battery after beating the crap out of two other women waiting at a quiet Florida intersection. The one-sided brawl took place at a traffic light when an argument led to the woman in the passenger seat getting beaten repeatedly with a baton by the passenger of the car behind them. Meanwhile, the driver of the car at the traffic light, in a failed attempt to calm things down, was met by approximately 15 thunderous uppercuts to the head before she dropped to the ground badly injured. Fortunately for the two women on the receiving end of this vicious beating, a bystander intervened before they were pummeled any further.

If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered Personal Injury as a result of road-rage or any aggravated attack by another individual, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to Contact Us Online or Call (786) LAWS 411 to receive your Free initial consultation.

Flooding Could Lead to Higher Rates

Miami Lawyer Serving Insurance Claims in South Florida

Living in South Florida offers many advantages; just ask any of its residents  that enjoy the year-round sunshine and white sandy beaches. Sadly, the  threat of flooding from the ever-growing number of severe weather conditions may cause flood insurance rates to swell to new heights. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, flood insurance rates are expected to sore in the very near future; which could significantly sink the budgets of the households that reside along the East Coast. With the U.S. Senate meeting real soon to tackle the flood insurance matter, home owners need to find-out for sure where they stand when it comes to the amount of coverage insurance provider will offer once the flood-waters come a knocking on their door.

Miami Beach Demolition Gone Bad

A seemingly routine demolition project in Miami Beach turned into tragedy when a construction worker was struck by a large chunk of debris while fleeing for cover as the building unexpectedly crumbled to the ground. The Marlborough House Condominium, which until this morning stood at the 5700 Block of Collins Avenue, was scheduled to be demolished; but exactly how remains a mystery. The thirteen-floor building did indeed go down, but not the way the demolition firm had planned. Apparently, it crumbled the wrong way, with the dust and debris violently spewing out into all directions; across the adjacent streets and even onto the beach, where dozens of pedestrians and vacationers were struck with panic by the thundering sounds of crashing rock and clouds of white debris. It is uncertain if other workers, bystanders, or commuters suffered personal injury or if there was property damage to local businesses or homes.

If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury or property damage as a result of the Marlborough House Condominium demolition accident, Perazzo Law urges you to Contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 Immediately for your Free initial consultation. Perazzo Law – Dedicated to Putting your Interests First!

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.