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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.

Following a traffic accident, passengers may sometimes not know what to do. In Miami, the 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.

OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLES AND ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI

WHAT CAUSES DRIVERS TO LOSE CONTROL AND CRASH?

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s staff of car accident attorneys explain some of the reasons why Florida drivers lose control of their vehicles and cause bodily harm, property damage, and even wrongful death to third-party victims on Miami-Dade and Broward County roadways.

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.

Trucking Company and Truck Driver Safety

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Taking to the wheel of a semi, tractor trailer, or 18-wheeler requires much more than driver awareness; it also requires proper safety measures on behalf of the trucking company and all those in charge of vehicle maintenance and loading or unloading the freight to be transported. Trucks carrying heavy cargo or hazardous materials that can jeopardize the health or wellbeing of other motorists or society, must abide by strict measures and ensure proper loading and unloading procedures. Cargo must meet the required weight limits by not exceeding their load capacity. Furthermore, cargo must be securely fastened, and precautionary steps should be taken in the event of an accident or an unexpected or aggressive maneuver that ends in a rollover or cargo spillage. Hazardous materials such as chemical substances, fuels, or other liquids, must be properly loaded and transported in containers that are prepared to withstand the impact from an accident or controlled if spilled onto roadways. Though driver negligence is top of mind when it comes to a trucking accident, they are not always at fault. Third-party negligence plays a huge part in many trucking accidents on Florida roadways. Poor weather conditions may also place truck drivers at high risk of suffering an accident. Large rigs that are hauling heavy cargo are very difficult to maneuver under heavy rains or poor road conditions in which they must make aggressive maneuvers such as sudden stops or diversions. In this article we will look at some of the causes behind trucking accidents and how they can be adverted.

Before looking at some of the reasons behind trucking accidents, it’s important to note that some 500,000 trucking accidents take place every year in the U.S.A. Sadly, close to 10% of those in tragically and with some 800 truck drivers killed yearly from truck related accidents. This is because when a truck slams into a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, the chances of suffering a fatality are very high, especially when accidents occur at high speeds and on highways or in rural areas; which account for close to 65% of all fatal trucking accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, passenger vehicles represent 98% of all truck accident victims. Nevertheless, truck drivers and trucking companies are not always at fault. Let’s look:

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI

TRUCK-ACCIDENT-PERAZZO-LAW-4-274x300A truck accident in Miami, or any other Miami-Dade city or suburb, 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.

MIAMI CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER SHARES VALUABLE INSIGHT ON MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES IN FLORIDA

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Nobody gets behind the wheel of their car or truck expecting to get into an accident. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents in Miami are very common, and to protect your financial and physical well-being, insurance coverage helps to provide you, passengers, and other drivers with protection.

In Florida, carrying basic insurance is mandatory for registered motor vehicle owners. According to the Florida Bar, basic insurance consists of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Property Damage Insurance (PD). PIP insurance coverage safeguards the insured party (driver and/or household relatives on the policy) for up to $10,000 minus any deductibles regardless of fault. In the event of an accident that involves personal injury, the healthcare facility or doctor will be responsible for billing the insurance provider once the policy holder signs an assignment of benefits. PD insurance covers damage to another individual’s property as a result of an accident regardless of fault. The Perazzo Law Firm reminds PIP and PD insurance policy holders that these basic policies usually fall short of covering the full extent of injuries or losses. That is why, our car accident attorneys urge motorists to carry additional policies if economically viable. The insurance policies listed below (in order of importance) are highly recommended:

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