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The Perazzo Law Firm in Miami and North Miami Beach provides helpful advice to those involved in car accidents caused by distracted driving due to cell phone use. Unfortunately, many drivers cannot resist the urge to use their cell phones while driving, whether it is to text, make calls, or listen to messages. This behavior is a significant problem in Florida, where it is the second leading cause of accidents. Although it is considered a moving violation, it is only a secondary offense that can result in a citation after being pulled over for a primary violation. Despite this, the number of accidents caused by distracted driving continues to rise in Miami, resulting in severe injuries. The attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm specialize in representing individuals who have been injured due to negligent cell phone use while driving.

Statistics show that over 1.6 million drivers are involved in accidents every year because of cell phone use while driving, with texting being the primary culprit, leading to approximately 400,000 accidents annually. Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of accidents on American roads, and Miami is no exception. When a driver reads or writes a text message, they take their eyes off the road for an average of five seconds, which is a significant distance when driving at high speeds. Drunk driving while texting is also a major concern, particularly among young drivers who rely heavily on their cell phones to stay in touch with friends. According to the National Safety Council, teen drivers’ chances of getting into an accident increase by 500% when they have friends in the car and are using their cell phones. Shockingly, 10% of all fatal accidents involve distracted cell phone use. Miami’s official reports indicate that approximately 700,000 drivers use electronic devices, including cell phones, headsets, and iPads, while driving every day.

If you become a victim of a car accident in Miami because of a driver’s negligence caused by cellphone use, the driver may deny being on their phone during the accident. Depending on the severity of the injuries, police may take the driver’s phone as evidence. In such cases, the injured party may present a Spoliation Letter to preserve the phone and its contents for trial proceedings. It is advised to seek medical attention immediately and keep records of all treatments received to seek compensation for personal injury or losses. The Perazzo Law Firm suggests purchasing and installing a dash-camera to help prove liability and fault in future accidents. The attorneys at Perazzo Law Firm in North Miami Beach represent victims of car accidents caused by negligent cellphone use while driving.

Life Sentence to Drunk Driver

3-300x300Ocala, Florida. A man in Florida was sentenced to life in prison for causing a DUI crash that resulted in the death of two young girls and their grandfather. Stephen Lynn, 52, pleaded no contest to three counts of DUI manslaughter and other traffic offenses in November, and was sentenced by a circuit judge in Ocala after about two hours of testimony from both Lynn’s family and the family of the victims.

Lynn was arrested by state troopers in November 2019 after his pickup truck ran a stoplight and collided with a compact SUV being driven by Emilio Nunez, who had just picked up his granddaughters, 9-year-old Nevaeh Nunez and 7-year-old Katalaya Nunez, from school. All three died in the crash. At the scene, state troopers administered a field sobriety test, and the results from a court-ordered blood test revealed that Lynn was under the influence of methamphetamine and two other substances at the time of the accident.

pedestrians-1431623-300x200An investigation is underway for a hit-and-run incident in Miami that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. On Monday, emergency crews closed the northbound lanes on Northwest 27th Avenue while police gathered evidence. The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. near 37th Street where a man was found unresponsive and pronounced dead by Miami Fire Rescue.

Officials suspect that the man was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene. Surveillance video from a nearby business captured the incident at 6:09 a.m., showing a man crossing the street before a black pickup truck hit him and drove off. Investigators gathered evidence and the medical examiners took the body, causing the road to be shut down between Northwest 36th Street and the 112th Airport Expressway for several hours.

The road has since reopened, but police are still searching for the driver and requesting assistance from the public. Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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.

Miami Accident Lawyer shares “What you need to know about Jeeps and accident prevention”

If you’re thinking about buying a Jeep or you already own one, it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with these vehicles. While they’re great for off-road adventures, Jeeps have been involved in a number of accidents, some of which have been fatal. Here’s what you need to know about Jeep accidents.

One of the most common types of Jeep accidents is a rear-end collision. This is often because rear passengers are ejected from the vehicle during a crash. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two-thirds of all Jeep fatalities are the result of rear-end collisions.

TikTok’s “Blackout Challenge” leads to death.

gavel-1238036-300x201TikTok, responsible for aiding the radical change in child mental behavior around the world, is once again being sued for wrongful death. This time, over its “Blackout Challenge” and the fatal consequence that a 10-year-old suffered last December while taking part in the TikTok game.

TikTok, Inc. of Culver City, Calif. and its holding company ByteDance, Inc. located in Mountain View, Calif. are being held liable for a TikTok video that prompted viewers to face the challenge of choking themselves to the point where they lost consciousness. This challenge was preceded by a feed posting a similar challenge that included strapping a plastic bag around the participant’s neck, and then hold their breath in order to experience a sensation of euphoria.

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.


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.

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In Miami, the accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm understand that long distance buses sometimes break down on the road and other times are involved in accidents that lead to injuries and losses to passengers and other motorists. Most often, long distance bus accidents that occur on the highway are the result of either poor maintenance of the vehicles or human error or negligence.

When a driver or bus company employee acts negligently, which can be by failing to maintain equipment in proper manner, speeding, tailgating, or another form of negligence, accidents may happen that result in injury or death to passengers or other motorists.

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