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Welcoming the New Year is a special occasion wrapped in festivity and joy. This is why, accidents should be prevented in order to not dampen the festive mood and turn memorable moments into tragedy. The personal injury staff at the Perazzo Law Firm has prepared a brief guideline for staying accident-free this upcoming New Year’s Eve weekend in Miami. Keep reading to find out more on how to kick-off a stay safe 2021.

The Most Common Accidents while on Vacation in Miami

miami-city-1218429-300x225Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury lawyer and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, explains some of the most common personal injury accidents suffered by vacationers in Miami.

Were you, a friend, or relative injured in an accident while on vacation in Miami? If so, you are not alone as every year, an average of 20 million tourists from the U.S. and around the world visit Miami for business or pleasure, with many fallen victim to negligence which leads to accidents and injuries. While tourism provides a leading source of income for the travel industry and hospitality sectors, it also lends itself to insurance, legal, and medical matters when tourists are involved in accidents. When vacationers are injured in Miami, most often they are involved in accidents that takes place at hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, city streets, or inside vehicles. Whatever the case, an accident while on vacation in Miami can occur at any time given the hustle and bustle of this busy South Florida city. But what are some of the most common accidents in which vacationers in Miami are involved?

667b45ba-257f-4e86-b142-0e5b179387dd-300x300Slip and Fall accidents encompass a special area of law governing situations where an individual suffers bodily harm while on the property of another business or individual. Slip and fall law falls under the category of Personal Injury Law governed by the standards of negligence and premises liability.

Slip and fall accidents in Miami can occur on almost any walking surface from a sidewalk to the aisle of your favorite supermarket. One of the more difficult aspects of slip and fall cases is proving how the business owner or operator of the location where the injury occurred was negligent and responsible for injuries to the slip & fall accident victim.

As a victim of a slip and fall, you are allowed to gather evidence through discovery and depositions. Discovery is an evidence gathering process during litigation, allowing the plaintiff to a lawsuit what the defendant knew of the dangerous condition. Through discovery, you may be able to gather the surveillance footage, documentation evidencing prior slip and falls. Moreover, discovery allows for the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit to depose the individual defendant or a representative of a defendant. Frequently the insurance company will defend the owner or the operator of the premises where the injury occurred. Typically, the defendant will place blame or a portion of the blame on the victim of the slip and fall. The defendant may suggest the victim was careless in not paying attention to the surrounding or taking a known risk resulting in an injury where one could have been avoided.



In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury attoreny and founder of the Perazzo Law Firm, explains some of the most common neck injuries caused by car accidents and what that means to neck injury accident victims when dealing with insurance providers upon filing in an insurance claim for compensation.

Car accidents and neck injuries are commonly associated following even the most minor motor vehicle collisions, and even when vehicles are not in motion, the human neck is the most prone to injury as cervically, it is one of the most fragile parts or your spinal cord. Neck injuries, regardless from which side of the vehicle the impact occurred, can cause the neck to violently jerk and cause injuries to cervical discs, for instance. When this happens, car accident and neck injury accident victims may develop headaches, experience dizziness, suffer shoulder pain, and several other conditions associated with neck injuries. Jonathan Perazzo reminds car accident victims that have suffered a neck injury or experiencing any of the neck injury related symptoms mentioned, that many times, neck injuries following a car accident may take some time to manifest themselves. That’s why, the personal injury lawyers at the Perazzo Law firm, recommend seeking immediate attention following a car accident in order to rule out any internal injury to the neck area after the accident.

construction-4-1234895-300x225Perazzo Law Serves Construction Worker Accidents and Wrongful Death in Miami-Dade and Broward County

Miami Beach, Florida: A 35-year-old construction worker fell approximately 12ft. at a Miami Beach construction site this past Monday and died shortly after being assisted at Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to the local authorities that arrived to the accident scene. Miami Beach Fire Rescue units reported that the construction worker, an outsourced mason working for the Rinaldi Group, fell from the third floor onto the second floor of a building that was being constructed at 2000 Washington Ave. The construction work accident that led to the worker’s tragic fall is being investigated by officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which according to sources, requires that rebar caps be placed on the ends of any protruding rebar in the event a worker falls onto them while on the job. In this case, officials will have to determine if the construction firm acted negligently by leaving the rebar unprotected. If that is determined to be the case, the construction company may face severe fines to compensate for any wrongful death claims brought on by the victim’s family. Though it is hard to put a price on life, legitimate negligence on behalf of an employer and his/her insurance provider must.

Perazzo Law Shares Insight Into Construction Workers Accidents

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