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In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm shares safety tips for avoiding accidents on unsafe walking surfaces.

Whenever a customer walks into a Publix, CVS, restaurant, or bar, there is a chance a walking surface will be present a potential threat for a slip & fall accident. At Publix, slip and fall accidents are quite common, as walking surfaces may be left unattended and remain wet, soiled, and slippery enough to cause an accident. A lawyer in Miami with experience handling slip and fall accident claims, understands how important the moments after a slip and fall accident are when the accident victim suffers an injury.

Slip & fall accident injuries can include:

TOURISM IN FLORIDA AND SAFETY TIPS  – MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

One of the most common accidents involving tourist in Miami, according to accident statistics and the experience of the Perazzo Law Firm handling accident claims for visitors and locals, are car accidents. For visitors from abroad and even other U.S. cities, driving in South Florida can be daunting given all the highways that connect Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orlando, three of the most popular areas for tourists. Whether renting a vehicle or driving their own, tourists can easily take a wrong turn or miss an offramp regardless of a GPS service to help guide them to their destination. Highway accidents are the most common and they usually result in personal injury to accident victims. Most accidents that occur on highways are the result of careless lane changes which happen when motorists don’t know their way. A lane change accident can result in a collision with multiple vehicles, and this can lead to serious personal injury, which will require medical care and the help of car accident lawyer with which to file an insurance claim. Regardless of fault, insurance companies will take action to determine which of the parties involved in the accident will cover any medical expenses or losses stemming from the accident.

What to do after a car accident as a tourist?

AFTER AN ACCIDENT, IT’S IMPORTANT FOR A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TO BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION IS WORTH.

Jonathan Perazzo, founder and attorney at the Perazzo Law Firm, shares valuable insight for understanding accident claims and their value to accident victims in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orange County.

Being involved in an accident can range from a scare to life altering experience. Regardless, an accident victim that was subject to negligence on behalf of another individual, company, or manufacturer, may be entitled to compensation to cover personal injury and losses stemming from medical expenses and/or lost wages. What you, a friend, or relative obtains following a personal injury case can be determined through several factors and are based on the extent of injury, emotional suffering, damages to assets, and most importantly, lost wages. Each of these factors are complex but they are not impossible to understand. However, they will require the help and legal representation of a professional, experienced, and dedicated personal injury lawyer.

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MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER EXPLAINS ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY STRONG WINDS.

The wind, unnoticed or heard unless it blows strong, can cause things fall, and when that happens, there is a chance someone may get hurt. When objects take to the air, they will fall somewhere. Strong winds are a major cause of accidents and injuries, and the staff at the Perazzo Law Firm, would like to shed light on some of the ways that strong winds can lead to accidents and injuries to Florida residents regardless of being inside or outdoors.

There are times when objects, especially those that hang or are bound to a fixture on a ceiling or wall, will become unfastened and find their way to the ground. In one such example, a large painting with a wooden frame was hanging on a wall fit with only a string hooked to a nail. When a storm approached and strong winds made their way through an open window, the painting became unfastened and fell to the ground, but not before falling on the head of a person having a cup of coffee. The wind accident victim in this case, suffered cuts and bruises and had to be treated at a hospital. The owner of the business was found liable for the injuries in a premises liability accident claim. According to the accident victim’s personal injury lawyer, the business operator should have taken the necessary safety precautions by making sure the painting was firmly bound to the wall and that a strong wind would not be enough for it to fall.

POOR-LIGHTING-1-225x300Poor Lighting and Walking Surfaces

When walking surfaces are unsafe, it is a matter of time before someone trips, slips, or falls. When the lighting is poor, dim, or non-conventional as in the use of neon lights, the chances of suffering a trip, slip, or fall accident increase. Though retail outlets such as Publix, Walmart, etc., are well lit, with walking surfaces kept in proper condition and hazard-free, bars and nightclubs present certain hidden dangers to customers and guests. Poor lighting is one of the three main reasons why people trip, slip, or fall. When poor lighting and uneven walking surfaces combine, the chances of a trip and fall are overwhelming, especially to the intoxicated and elderly, who can suffer sever personal injury.

NEON LIGHTS, OBSTACLES, AND STEPS

IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INFORMATION ON FOOT INJURIES AFTER A SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT

Almost a dozen senior citizens suffered injuries after tripping and falling while walking down a local seaside street. Why? Because the sidewalk was improperly designed; with ramps and steps that were difficult to detect under poor lighting and signaling. When a sidewalk is uneven and there are no bannisters for sloped walkways, senior citizens may have difficulty detecting where it is safe to step. City engineers and public inspection services are bound by law to make sure that walking surfaces are safe for pedestrians, as well as bike riders and all those that use sidewalks. According to reports from some of the pedestrians injured and witnesses, about half way up the street, the sidewalk divided into steps and a ramp. Sadly, there was no bannister, no warning, or markings of any kind that warned of a potential safety hazard for the pedestrians making their way towards the fork in the road. Witnesses say that they could see some elderly women slipping toppling over as they took their first couple of steps onto the divide. There is no footage available, but several ambulances and rideshare services were used to transport the injured pedestrians to local hospitals and clinics. The pedestrian accident victims suffered diverse injuries.

Some of the fall accident victim’s injuries included:

halloween-300x200The Miami Personal Injury Lawyer, Jonathan Perazzo, founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, shares insight for keeping safe on Halloween.

With an array of Halloween activities and events on tap for this Halloween weekend in Miami, a personal injury lawyers perspective of what awaits for those taking part will always include staying safe and what to do in the event of an accident. Prevention during Halloween goes beyond making sure the sweets your child receives are safe to eat or that they watch out when they cross the street.

There are a number of possible pitfalls that kids and adults face during Halloween.

gas-station-accidents-300x225In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm serves accident victims that suffer injuries or losses at Gas Stations and Service Areas

  • Slip and Fall on a slippery substance left untended to at a gas station?
  • Suffered injury due to negligence by a gas station operator?

what-is-a-herniated-disc-300x207IN MIAMI, THE PERSONAL INJURY STAFF AT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM, SHARES INSIGHT INTO HERNIATED DISCS FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT

Following a motor vehicle accident, a bike accident, a slip & fall accident, or any other situation which involves damage to the spinal cord, the accident victim may be diagnosed as having a herniated disc.

But what is a herniated disc, and how does an accident victim deal with a herniated disc?

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