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Miami-Insurance-Claim-Lawyer-300x201“Car accident victims usually call too late, and then find out they don’t have enough insurance to cover their losses,” says Jonathan Perazzo of the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami.

UNDERSTANDING CAR ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS IN MIAMI

Given his firm’s extensive track-record handling car accident claims that involve personal injury, Jonathan Perazzo, founder and personal injury lawyer, knows that medical bills, even after a minor car accident, will easily surpass the $10,000 mark.  These medical expenses will also certainly rise  when the car accident injuries require extensive physical therapy or other corrective measures such as surgery.  With medical costs rising sharply in line with inflation, car accident victims that believe to have suffered injuries, must contact a car accident lawyer immediately. Why? There are many reasons for contacting a car accident lawyer following a crash.

MIAMI CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER SHARES INSIGHT ON SOME OF THE MANY CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA AND WHY A CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER IS IMPORTANT AFTER AN ACCIDENT.

DISTRACTED DRIVER ACCIDENTS AND PREVENTION

When a motor vehicle accident in Miami occurs, and there are injuries, the best accident lawyers will be able determine the cause of the accident and obtain just compensation from those at fault. The Perazzo Law Firm understands that distracted motorists cause most car accidents and is a leading cause of most accidents in Miami, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and other areas of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orange County. Though negligent cell phone use ranks at the top in terms of distracted drivers, there are other activities and factors that lead to accidents due to negligence. Nevertheless, there are many other reasons why drivers get distracted and crash. When they crash, not only are other vehicles on the receiving end of their negligence. Many times, cyclists and pedestrians fall victim to distracted motorists.

UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA

Highway Trucking AccidentsThe best truck accident lawyers in Miami-Dade understand that an accident involving a truck can result in damages and injuries that will require legal representation by a professional truck accident attorney. Why? Because over half a million trucking accidents occur yearly across the U.S., with roughly 10% of those truck accidents ending in fatality. Furthermore, filing an insurance claim for compensation against an insurance company is no walk in the park, as insurance providers are in the business of making money not spending it. Thus, insurance companies will most often offer accident victims a settlement which is lower than their real claim value. Only a dedicated and experienced truck accident lawyer will be able to maximize an insurance claim and make sure just compensation is granted to the accident victim.

In Miami, a truck accident on a congested street can affect, not only other motorists, but also bikers, joggers, pedestrians, and anyone making their way amid traffic. This is because city streets are now designed for trucks, and neither is today’s modern society; which spends more time looking down at their phones rather than where their going. In other words, cell phones are distracting people when they are walking, driving, eating, and partaking in any activity in which their hands has access to their phones. Texting and driving among passenger cars, for example, is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in Miami. A truck driver negligently using a cellphone to text & drive, or that is distracted by a GPS service, can easily be involved in an accident. At present, private and commercial vehicles are relying heavily on GPS service such as Google Maps and Waze to help them reach their destination more quickly. This has led to a rise in traffic along suburban streets and a cause for concern among rural communities as well.

dad-1470171-300x225IN MIAMI, THE PERSONAL INJURY STAFF AT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT ON WHAT PASSENGERS INVOLVED IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS SHOULD DO AFTER A COLLISION, REGARDLESS OF FAULT.

A Miami car accident can explain that following a traffic accident, passengers may sometimes not know what to do. The Miami Personal Injury Lawyers that specialize in motor vehicle accidents, always consider it best to seek a FREE initial consultation and the best advice on how to proceed. After an accident, even a minor collision, passengers may sustain injuries, some of which may go unnoticed at first, but that may begin to manifest themselves sometime after the accident. Throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orange County, the accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm inform drivers, as well as passengers, that all registered motor vehicle owners are compelled to carry PIP (Personal Injury Protection), with which to cover personal injury for as much as $10,000 in medical expenses (See PIP Insurance).

What to do after an accident if you are a passenger:

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THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE CLAIMS IN MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD, AND ORANGE COUNTY

Who can be at fault for personal injuries in a car or truck accident?

We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our readers. Many of you have requested additional information on personal injury. One of the complexities of this area of law is knowing where to assign the fault for personal injury in a car accident.

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.

What do I do after an accident that involves a U-Haul truck?

car-accident-lawyer-miami-289x300In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo and his personal injury staff of motor vehicle accident attorneys recommend U-Haul drivers, passengers, and all third party accident victims to treat the U-Haul truck accident just like any other traffic accident. However, not all U-Haul truck accidents occur while driving a U-Haul truck.

Most people associate U-Haul truck accidents with traffic collisions. However, many accidents involving U-Haul trucks occur while a U-Haul truck is being loaded or when a trailer is being hitched. Moving with a U-Haul truck is very convenient and there’s no doubting that. However, knowing how to load and secure cargo can require proper instruction in order to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring.

uhaul-accident-lawyer-in-miami-300x279Injured in a U-Haul truck accident and need a lawyer?

  • Involved in an accident as a passenger in a U-Haul truck?
  • Crashed into by a U-Haul truck?

trucking-accident-lawyer-miami-perazzo-law-300x265Tras un accidente que tiene como protagonista un camión, contar con un abogado profesional y con amplia experiencia es clave para un resultado favorable. Pero Porque?

1. Tienen años de experiencia

Cuando se trata de un abogado especializado en accidentes de camiones, está obteniendo a alguien que tiene mucha experiencia. Si alguien tiene reputación de trabajar en este campo, es probable que pueda decirle cuánto tiempo lo ha estado haciendo. Tendrán una lista de los antiguos asentamientos y casos que han ganado.

MIAMI TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER SHARES INSIGHT ON HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS INVOLVING TRUCKS

TRUCKING-ACCIDENTS-ON-HIGHWAYS-225x300 A highway trucking accident can happen anytime a truck takes to a highway, avenue, or Miami street. In Florida, the Miami trucking accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm, understand that trucks are regularly involved in highway accidents given their characteristics, and many times, the adverse weather conditions which truck drivers must face. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, negligence and human error are the number one causes of trucking accidents. Other common trucking accidents can be caused by poor vehicle maintenance on behalf of truck owners. Poor vehicle maintenance that leads to a truck accident can include the condition of a trucks tires, which can range from 6 to 18, faulty brakes, and poorly secured loads that may make their way onto roadways, for example in a rollover accidents. When an 18-wheeler takes to a highway for an extended period of time, and after having covered thousands of miles, one its tires can blow-out and cause an accident. Thus, if you’ve ever had to pass a truck on the highway and feared that one of its tires might blow-out, your fear is justifiable. In the picture accompanying this text, the driver was overtaking a truck loaded with wooden planks on a two-lane highway in good weather. Overtaking an 18-wheel truck carrying such a load can frighten even the most experienced drivers, as the fear that the load may shift, become unfastened, or a tire might blow-out and lead to the truck losing control or parts of the tire coming into contact with your windshield.  Normally, truck drivers hauling heavy loads do not speed but may cause an accident due to other factors such as: drowsiness, careless driving, or sudden maneuvers needed to avoid a collision. When a truck needs to brake suddenly, change lanes or swerve, other motorists may not react accordingly and experience a collision. An accident involving a truck, most often end in tragedy or devastating damages.

Steps to take when passing a truck on the highway:

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