FLYING CARS IN MIAMI?
The top of the Miami Paramount Worldcenter Complex is set to become the site for the first parking lot for flying cars. Keeping in line with the high speed of technological progress that seems to be putting the future behind us, flying cars are just around the corner. The developer of the sky port, Dan Kodsi, seems to have a firm futuristic grip on this imminent commuting revolution, which from atop the sixty-floor skyscraper located in downtown Miami, he envisions flying cars landing and taking-off. According to news reports, the ride-share service company, Uber, seems highly intent on winning the race to the sky. Uber plans to have several manufactures design and test prototypes of VTOLs (vertical takeoff and landing vehicles). If feasible, Uber may become the first transportation service company to fly passengers from a city street to a parking lot 1000 feet in the air. Though still under construction, the Paramount isn’t expected to serve as a flying car parking lot until 2020. In the meantime, the high-rise condo’s residents will be able to visit the glass-covered rooftop for breathtaking views of the Miami metropolitan area as they await the arrival of the first flying car.
FLYING CARS AND THE FUTURE
Ponder for a moment a city avenue with a backdrop of flying vehicles. This notion may seem futuristic, but it’s getting closer to our everyday at a bewildering pace. However, and realistically speaking, cars taking off from your driveway or a downtown Miami parking lot will not be happening anytime soon. It’s a hard fact that motorists get into accidents everyday on Miami avenues, highways, and streets all the time; despite having driving lanes, traffic lights, etc. Imagine modern city motorists behind the wheel of flying cars. Not going to happen, especially with so many motorists barely being able to handle a vehicle that moves forward and backward, left and right, imagine one that can travel up and down, and all around. The near future of flying cars will most likely include the mega rich if anything; those that can afford a flying vehicle and with the economic means to hire a trained professional to fly them from the surface to an air-bound destination. At present, and for a mere $600,000, those interested in buying a flying vehicle can pre-order one from a Dutch company called PAL-V. The prices of flying cars will eventually range from 200K to 1 million bucks depending on the manufacturer. Apart from the hefty sales price, the costs of powering and maintaining a flying vehicle would be sky-high. Unless powered by a renewable or alternative power source, conventional fuel consumption for a 20-minute flight could reach the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Furthermore, operating a flying vehicle in commercial or residential areas would most likely be enforced by strict laws and regulations aimed at making sure public safety is upheld. Engines should be quite as to not cause noise pollution and be free of any parts that could fall off the vehicle. Legally, it would take lawmakers months if not years before being able to work-out all the regulatory issues and details encompassing car flights. There would be matters such as operator licenses and certified training, air traffic logistics, manufacturer regulations, insurance requirements, and many more critical factors determined before flying cars in Miami can become a reality.
PERAZZO LAW SHARES INSIGHT INTO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
Traffic accidents are inevitable, no matter how hard law makers and the authorities try, they can’t stop motorists from getting into accidents. Perazzo Law knows that almost all accidents in Miami stem from driver negligence. Bad driving is the primary cause of accidents in cities and suburbs across the State of Florida, with some cities much more dangerous than others. Pedestrians in Orlando, for example, are much more likely to get run over than Coral Gables. Miami motorists are more prone to being involved in a car accident as a result of negligent cell phone use while behind the wheel. Fortunately, the Senate has just passed a bill to make texting and driving illegal and grants the authorities the right to issues tickets to drivers texting and driving. As of January 1st, 2020, drivers will be ticketed and lose points after every infraction there after. Eventually, drivers caught texting and driving will get their driver’s license suspended and revoked. The implementation and enforcement of this new law should reduce the number of traffic accidents on Miami streets resulting from negligent cell phone use. Drunk driving is another of the main causes for traffic accidents in Miami. Perazzo Law understands that it’s difficult for many drivers to determine when they are sober enough or too drunk to drive. That’s when most drunk driving accidents occur. Poor vehicle maintenance can be another determining factor behind the cause of a traffic accident. Perazzo Law knows that faulty brakes, defective airbags, service flaws by either the dealership or third-party mechanic can lead to an accident. Miami is a haven for motorist mayhem and accidents. Perazzo Law has ample experience and a proven track record handling accident insurance claims and we strive to make sure our car or truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve for the injuries and losses.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Perazzo Law suggests the following:
- Do not give a statement.
- Do not move or let anyone move you, or your car, unless there is a threat of further injury. Wait for the paramedics and the police.
- Seek medical care and give a complete description of all injuries immediately following the car accident.
- If no injuries are evident, take pictures of all damage to the vehicles involved in the car accident (and photograph the VIN and license plate for identification)
- Take pictures of injuries (all cuts, bruises, wounds, burns or other injuries no matter how small as the insurance company may dispute that a specific part of the body was injured or affected by the accident later on.
- Gather all of the automobile insurance policies in your household and Group Health Insurance information to assist with the processing of payment for your treatment and lost wages while your claim against the negligent party is ongoing.
- Notify your insurance company of the accident (your auto insurance policy requires that you contact them immediately after the accident and failure to do so may jeopardize your coverage).
- Visit your family doctor for a follow-up.
- Contact the Perazzo Law Firm as soon as possible.
If you, a family member, or loved-one has been involved in a car accident in Miami, Perazzo Law urges you to contact our Miami or North Miami offices Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 to receive a FREE initial consultation. See the Cities We Serve in the Miami-Dade or Broward County Area.
THE TYPES OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS SERVED BY THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM:
- CAR ACCIDENTS
- UBER/LYFT ACCIDENTS
- LIMOUSINE ACCIDENTS
- MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
- TRUCK ACCIDENTS
- COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
- EMERGENCY ROADWORK ACCIDENTS
- TRANSIT BUS ACCIDENTS
- RIDE-SHARE SERVICES ACCIDENTS
- SCOOTER ACCIDENTS
THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM – DEDICATED TO PUTTING YOUR INTERESTS FIRST.