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Articles Posted in Trucking Accidents

Screenshot-2023-02-23-112110-300x195According to officials from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a truck carrying a large steel tank as cargo collided with the undercarriage of the SW 66 Street/Williams Road overpass at 9:14 a.m. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The FHP stated in a news release that work crews were currently removing damaged concrete from the overpass and that debris removal and possible temporary repairs would last for at least three hours. As a result of the incident, all northbound traffic was being diverted at County Road 484 near Belleview, while southbound lanes remained open but were moving slowly. Southwest 66th Street (Williams Road) was closed. The truck driver, a 50-year-old man from Lakeland, was making a delivery in Ocala at the time of the incident. As of 7 p.m., the interstate remained closed, and officials were hoping to open the roadway before the next day. Inspectors had concluded their work before nightfall, and officials had wrapped the bridge to prevent loose concrete from falling on vehicles traveling below. Law enforcement officials had to detour traffic throughout Marion County, causing major congestion on side streets and roadways. Troopers also responded to numerous crashes throughout the day, including one fatal crash in Ocala.


Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the injured victim following this semi-truck accident in Ocala

The Perazzo Law Firm is dedicated to serving individuals and families who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others. With a deep understanding of the emotional toll accidents can take, our firm is committed to helping those in need.

An accident involving a semi-truck leads to death of SUV passenger.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Investigators at the Florida Highway Patrol are looking into the cause of a crash that ended in the death of a passenger in a Ford SUV. The accident happened yesterday morning near University Drive along the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike. According to initial reports, the accident involved a semi-truck, which was located in the vicinity of the accident site and had evident damage to the front-end, apparently caused by a front-end collision with the vehicle driven by a 26-year-old, who had exited the vehicle prior to the collision. Sadly, his passenger, a 20 year-old-man, died from the injuries sustained by the rear-ended impact of the semi-truck, which propelled the SUV into the concrete wall medium along the paved shoulder. What led to the accident is still unknown but it’s clear that the SUV had been stopped in the center lane when it was struck by the semi-truck.


Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the injured victim following this accident on the Florida Turnpike

Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami Serving Accidents Victims on Highways and Streets

foggy-weatherBehind the wheel in the rain or fog, even at slow speeds, an accident may occur, basically because car brakes do not respond as effectively when wet and drivers may fail to detect bad road conditions such as potholes, obstacles, or curbs, all of which can cause motorists to lose control of their car and lead to personal injury. Furthermore, the increase in cell phone use while driving amid foggy windshields and rainy roads is leading to an increase in the number of car accidents.

Given our professional experience representing clients that crash their car or are crashed into on Miami highways and streets, we encourage motorists and passengers to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer immediately after the police file their report and any injuries that require immediate attention are attended to. Many times, regardless of whether or not there are evident signs of personal injury, there may be consequential injuries that may take time to reveal themselves. Some of these injuries may include Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries as a result of sudden impact to the head or whiplash.

Need a personal injury lawyer in Miami for an accident that happened in South Florida?

3-300x300The Perazzo Law Firm is ready to take a look at your case and help determine if you are eligible to file an insurance claim for compensation to cover medical bills and financial losses after suffering personal injury in an accident.

In Miami, the personal injury staff at the Perazzo Law Firm will review your case after an accident if you contact us online through an initial FREE consultation. Jonathan Perazzo, founder and personal injury attorney, will discuss your case and provide ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to you if the possibility of recovery from an insurance provider is viable.

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Involved in a car accident resulting from a vehicle with no brake lights?

In Miami, the car accident attorney Jonathan Perazzo understands that many vehicles, especially trucks, have brake lights that don’t work, and many of the motorists operating these vehicles are not aware that their brake lights don’t work. When brake lights don’t work, the motorists driving behind such vehicles are very likely to crash into them, causing a rear-end collision. Rear end collisions are among the most common type of accident given the many drivers using their cellphones while driving. In fact, negligent cell phone use is soon to become the number one cause of accidents, especially rear-end collisions. Sadly, when coupled with cellphone use, brake lights that don’t work make for a devastating combination that will surely lead to an accident.

Who is at fault in a rear end collision caused as a result of brake lights that don’t work?

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Involved in an accident involving a truck? In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo of the Perazzo Law Firm answers some common truck accident questions.

What should I do after an accident involving a truck?

Treat an accident with a truck just like any other motor vehicle accident. First check that everyone in the vehicle is ok and immediately contact the police. Request an ambulance if anyone in the car is hurt. If possible and necessary, move the vehicle off the road and onto the shoulder if on a highway. Make sure to put on your hazard lights. Do not exit the vehicle. Wait for the police to arrive. Making sure to get a copy of the police report and the truck driver’s information. Though not as common as car accidents on the highway, trucks do crash and when they do, cars suffer damage and passengers are injured. There are many reasons for truck accidents that are not always the driver’s fault. Many times, cargo is improperly loaded or fastened. Always remember to report the accident to your insurance provider, but do not give them any details of the accident until talking to a car accident lawyer in Miami. Reasons for truck accidents include many, such as accidents caused when a tire blows out and the driver loses control of the vehicle.

car-accident-lawyer-miami-289x300In Miami, the car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm answer common frequently asked questions following a motor vehicle accident

What should I do after an accident involving another vehicle?

Following a car accident, the first thing to do is to make sure that those in the vehicle are ok.

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Truck cargo hits I-75 overpass

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm understands truck accidents and why they occur regularly along Florida highways and roadways.

From the image, it’s easy to imagine what happened when wooden pallets crashed into the overpass along Interstate 75. Though most overhead clearances can be as high as 16 feet high, some individuals negligently exceed the maximum height for Florida roadway overpasses and bridges. When this happens, motor vehicle accidents are practically inevitable.

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

Cell-Phone-Use-behind-the-wheel-Perazzo-Law-300x200When a motor vehicle accident in Miami occurs and there are injuries, the best accident lawyers in Miami 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.

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