The Perazzo Law Firm shares some of the latest personal injury accident claims in Florida
WRONGFUL DEATH – WOMAN DIES AFTER BIENG DROPPED BY AIRLINE EMPLOYEES
Delta Airlines is facing a $300,000 wrongful death lawsuit after an elderly passenger was dropped while being moved from her wheelchair to her seat.
According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for Middle Florida by the 76-year-old woman’s husband, his late wife’s death was due to negligence by the airline and the injuries she sustained after being dropped by employees as she was being placed in her seat. The initial incident, which took place at the Sarasota Bradenton Airport on June 22nd of last year, apparently led to the accident wrongful death accident victim experiencing pain, vomiting, and cold sweats during the second leg of her trip, with the destination being New York. The claim states that Delta employees acted negligently by dismissing her discomfort and refusing to provide her with a blanket to calm her shivering. Upon arrival to New York, she was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency medical care to treat her condition. While there, she was diagnosed with a fractured hip and needed to undergo surgery. Sadly, and based on the wrongful death suit, her condition took a turn for the worse when she became unstable while under anesthesia and during intubation. Unable to be stabilized, she passed away during surgery.
WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH?
Wrongful death is a legal claim filed against an individual, business operator, or company that is considered legally liable for the death of another individual. A wrongful claim is filed by a personal injury lawyer in representation of another individual representing the deceased. This wrongful death claim is then legally presented in a civil action case. The wrongful death claim may be filed by immediate family members.
Fatal incidents brought on by the alleged wrongful doings or negligence on behalf of another individual, business operator, or company, can mandate filing a wrongful death claim by an attorney in representation of the claimant or plaintiff.
Wrongful death lawsuits most often involve fatality stemming from negligence. These may include motor vehicle accidents, defective goods, poor services, malpractice, and more.
In the event of wrongful death, an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to litigate in favor of those seeking compensation.
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm handles wrongful death claims and strives to provide the best legal representation possible when representing family members in wrongful death claims.
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PREMISES LIABILITY – FATAL FIRE IN APARTMENT BUILDING ENDS UP IN COURT
A property management company in Tampa is being sued for $30,000 in damages after a fire took the life of an elderly tenant. The fatal fire took place at 4541 Castaway Drive in Tampa, Florida on May 15th, 2019, with the suit filed on April 20th, 2021 in the Hillsborough County Circuit Court by the victim’s son. The claim states that the fire broke out within his mother’s apartment and spread quite quickly, resulting in burns, smoke inhalation, and carbon dioxide poisoning, all of which contributed to the woman’s death. The claim is based on negligence and wrongdoing by the property management group.
Who is responsible for a fire in a building or apartment complex?
A Building Fire Accident Lawyer will be able to provide the best possible legal representation for those suffering injuries, damages, or losses as a result of a fire in which the property owner or operator may be held accountable.
Fires in Apartment Buildings
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) informs that over 100,000 fires breakout across the nation every year, with apartment building fires accounting for most of them and the main reasons being:
- Negligence in the kitchen while cooking
- Gas heaters and leaks
- Electrical fires from faulty wiring
In the event of a fire in an apartment building, it is recommendable to notify the police immediately. Secondly, stay clear of the kitchen, which is where most fires start. Try to stay as close to the ground as possible and carefully move towards the nearest exit. Do not open any doors if the knobs are hot. If unable to exit the apartment, remain still and wait for firefighters. Apartment buildings should possess fire alarms that are regularly inspected to make sure they work, as well as working fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, emergency evacuation map, and landlords are obliged to make sure the property they rent has no gas leaks or electrical short-circuits that could cause a fire.
TENANT LOSES TWO TOES IN APARTMENT
Premises Liability Law
A building owner faces a personal injury lawsuit from a tenant claiming that said building operator acted negligently by failing to keep his premises safe. According to the plaintiffs, one of which lost two toes, various requests were presented to have different areas of the apartment repaired to prevent any potential injuries. However, the defendant, who owns and operates the apartment complex, apparently never carried out the necessary repairs that would have prevented the tenant from suffering personal injury. The accident occurred when the accident victim’s toes got caught on a metal threshold that stuck out on the floor where the kitchen tile met a carpet. The incident led to the tenant suffering a serious wound which could only be treated by amputating two of his toes. If the property owner is found negligent, he may be liable for as much as $100,000 in damages and losses.
Premises Liability and Tenant’s Rights
Tenants are protected by law to make sure building operators and owners take the necessary action to maintain their premises safe and hazard-free for tenants and visitors.
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What is Premises Liability?
Business owners and operators of public or private spaces have a legal responsibility to provide safe and adequate conditions for all those that visit their establishments. Premises Liability is based on protecting the rights of victims that suffer personal injury, loss, or wrongful death on the private or public premises of an individual or business. The Perazzo Law Firm’s Personal Injury Litigation attorneys represent those that have suffered personal injury or loss through a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident brought on by the negligence of property owners or operators. Our Miami and North Miami Beach office attorneys and staff have handled thousands of cases for clients that have suffered personal injury during everyday activities such as: grocery shopping in a supermarket, vacationing at a hotel, dining in a restaurant, riding a roller-coaster, or crossing through a parking lot. Perazzo Law has a proven track-record of providing our clients with just compensation for injuries such as: Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, fractures, or other work related losses from Premises Liability situations.
Premises Liability and Crime in Apartment Buildings
When it comes to crime within an apartment building or premises that houses people, the victim of a robbery or other crime, may be able file a lawsuit for security negligence if there is substantial proof that the building or premises operator acted without care and didn’t take the necessary measures to help prevent an act of crime. In some cases, security negligence may stretch beyond the interior of the apartment complex and include the parking lot or any other area set within the premises. The landlord or building operator is responsible for providing an environment that is relatively safe for its occupants no matter where they are or when. This can be done by making sure entryways are secured by working locks and windows are intact, free from cracks or busted locks. In the event that the property operator was aware that a door or window didn’t close properly or locks were busted, and an individual enters to commit a crime, the victim may have justifiable right to a personal injury claim based on negligence by the landlord or property manager.
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SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTES
A Florida of Appeals found a Miami Beach hotel not liable for the pool drowning death of a guest that drowned with no lifeguard on duty. According to the court, the hotel operators and administration was found not negligent in the wrongful death claim brought on by the victim’s representative, which alleged that the hotel acted negligently by not having trained staff or provide warning of the absence of a lifeguard on duty. According to the court ruling, the hotel was not legally bound to having a lifeguard on duty, which raises question as to the responsibility of hotel operators to safeguard the lives of swimmers and guests.
Pool goers are expected to act responsibly and avoid negligent acts which can endanger their lives or pose risk of injury when poolside without the presence of a lifeguard. Also, hotel pool goers are reminded to respect pool hours and swim at the own risk after dark.
In Miami, the personal injury staff at the Perazzo Law Firm reminds Florida residents that swimming pool accidents do not only include drowning or injury, but any other negligence by pool operators which lead to losses to guests.
SENIOR CITIZENS RESCUED IN MIAMI FIRE
NW MIAMI-DADE: A morning fire broke out in NW Miami-Dade which resulted in two senior citizens having to be pulled out of a window as thick smoke billowed from within the home.
How the fire in the home broke out is still being investigated. Meanwhile the two elderly residents, who were unconscious when rescued, were rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their conditions is unknown.
Nursing Home Negligence and Building Fire Accidents are no common occurrence as over 1 million fires occur each year across America. Though not all fires end in fatality, building fire survivors need to consider themselves lucky.
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CHILD GIVEN TO STRANGER AT A DAYCARE CENTER
Florida: Daycare center assistants giving babies to strangers in not a rare occasion in Florida. Just recently, a seven-month-old baby was handed over to a stranger instead of its mother. The child’s mother immediately contacted the police in a state of absolute distress after finding out that her son was not in the daycare center and was handed over to a stranger. This is a perfect example of negligence on behalf of the daycare center’s staff, who failed to ask for identification before handing the child over. Fortunately, the child, who was taken by a woman, was returned shortly after. Nevertheless, the daycare center’s license was revoked and pending an investigation.
If you are the parent of a child that has suffered bodily or mental harm at a daycare center or nursery home in Miami, contact the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation.
DeSantis says NO to COVID shot requirements by Cruise Ship Operators
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is battling one of Florida’s most important industries upon giving the green light to allow that would make it illegal for business operators to ask their customers if they have received the coronavirus shot. This is a measure that has ruffled the feathers of one industry, the cruise ship industry, which accounts for a big chunk of the State’s revenue. The law, according to cruise ship operators sailing out of Florida ports, claim it only serves to further threaten the already fragile financial situation gripping cruise lines. Meanwhile, the CDC, has made evident their desire for cruise ships to get back at sea for the first time since the coronavirus breakout in March 2020.
Concerns over the spread of COVID aboard cruise ships stems mainly from the large number of people interacting with one another over extended periods of time within close quarters. Thus, the CDC is working along side cruise lines to make it mandatory for passengers, staff, and operators to have been fully vaccinated with one of the COVID vaccines.
However, Governor DeSantis is shooting to make obliging people to get vaccinated to travel aboard a cruise ship illegal, given that it justifies as a sort of discrimination. This is what Governor DeSantis had to say in a recent quote:
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PRODUCTS LIABILITY – Sizzling finale to Sticky Frying pan Class-Action Lawsuit
TAMPA, Fla. A woman that had purchased a non-stick frying pan off an “As-Seen-On-TV” ad, settled independently rather than through a class action suit. In what began in New York as a lawsuit based on the grounds that the non-stick frying pan was in fact too sticky, ended in a Florida federal court. The case and its settlement were made public on August 28 with the specific terms unspecified publicly.
Apparently, the $20 Blue Diamond Enhanced Ceramic Non-Stick Pan, wasn’t up to par with what was advertised on TV, and every time the buyer, a Florida resident, used the pan to prepared a fried meal, the food got stuck to the non-stick pan’s surface. In return, the Cookware Manufacturer responded to customers that were dissatisfied with the non-stick pan by offering their money back or replacing the pan through a warranty. However, the Florida plaintiff chose to dispose of the non-stick pan and file suit. Unfortunately for the plaintiff, the judge handling the cases dismissed her claim due to:
-Breach of express warranty;
-Breach of implied warranty of merchantability.
-Violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
Nevertheless, the plaintiff presented her case to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act by stating that the description on the product’s packaging was misleading to consumers as food do indeed stick to the pan during food preparation. The case is pending a ruling.
Products Liability Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami
Product Manufacturers and distributors that commercialize goods to be used by consumers are mandated by law to be safe for use or consumption. That said, products or services that result in Personal Injury to consumers or lead to damages to personal property, are categorized under Product Liability Laws. If you or a loved-one has suffered personal injury or damage to personal property in Miami because of a defective product, lack of proper warning, or service negligence, there may be grounds for Product Liability Lawsuit or insurance claim in Miami or in any of the Cities We Serve in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE REFORM ON THE HORIZON
Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis received thanks from business groups after he signed an allegedly beneficial bill for muffling property insurance rate hikes, as well as the high costs of insurance litigation procedures
The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) is among many Florida businesses that welcome this most recent step towards insurance reform by Governor DeSantis.
According to business owners, Senate Bill 76 is a huge step for several reasons. One of them is eliminating the “attorney-fee multiplier”, which allegedly increases the costs of settlement with homeowners and permitted insurance providers to lower repair costs based on several factors. For example, if your roof is damaged in a storm and it is old, the insurance adjuster will lower the value of your claim.
Some business owners believe that bad actors have been taking advantage of Florida property owners for a long time, and this is something that has jeopardized the insurance industry. Business owners also believe that that Bill 76 will allow for more progress towards the measures needed to lower the costs of lawsuits that deal with property damage and lead to increased insurance rates.
What do the Changes mean to Property Owners that have Home Owner’s Insurance?
Sixteen people missing off Florida Coast – Boating Accidents
Florida Coast: Two separate boating accidents off the Florida coast set the U.S. Coast Guard into action this past Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard deployed a 45-foot rescue vessel, three cutter ships, and an HC-130 Hercules airplane to the the area where a boat capsized 200 miles east of Fort Pierce after leaving Bimini in the Bahamas. Sixteen people remain missing despite air and sea rescue efforts.
The other search was also launched on Friday for 10 people that went missing off the coast of Key West after leaving Cuba in a “6-foot makeshift vessel. Coast Guard officials are unable to determine the whereabouts of a make-shift craft that set sail from Cuba with about ten people on board last Sunday. The search planes and boats searching an area 80 miles off the Havana coast have been unable to find the raft.
FLORIDA TEENAGER BATTLES TO RECOVER THE ABILITY TO WALK AFTER A BOATING ACCIDENT
Last December, nineteen-year-old Jose Castro suffered crippling personal injury and nearly drowned when he fell off a boat in Boca Raton. Meanwhile, Castro struggles to regain the ability to walk at Broward Health Medical Center.
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George Floyd Family to Get $27 Million in Compensation
Minneapolis: The George Floyd estate will get $27 million from the city of Minneapolis council, which vote unanimously on the settlement. Meanwhile, at the press conference, Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, stated that he would return the $27 million settlement if he could see his brother again. He also hinted that the settlement, or at least a part, will go to fund low-income African American communities. Among the many family members on hand at the press conference, Floyd’s sister stated that they will work tirelessly to make this world a better, and safer, place for everyone.
Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing Floyd in May 2020, is awaiting trial and has entered a plea of not guilty to second degree murder, manslaughter, and third degree murder. Four former police officers await to see if charges will be filed against them as well.
Police Brutality and Personal Injury
Though police brutality is considered a crime and not personal injury, which results from negligence, accidents, and unintentional wrong-doing, those that have suffered bodily harm, damages, or losses, may be eligible for an insurance claim.
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CAR ACCIDENT NEWS AND INSIGHT
DASH CAMS – WHY DRIVERS SHOULD HAVE ONE.
THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INSIGHT ON THE VALUE OF A DASH CAM
“After an accident, your dash cam footage can be worth a million dollars,” Jonathan Perazzo of the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade.
Driver fault following a traffic accident that results in injuries, may sometimes be difficult to prove without eye-witness testimony or nearby camera surveillance footage. Thus, an insurance claim for compensation to cover personal injury, damages, or other economic losses may be unsuccessful or fall short. In Miami, the personal injury car accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm, understand that having a dash cam on your vehicle can help improve the potential for establishing fault and help pave the way for a successful insurance claim. A dash cam can also protect you from an increase in your insurance premiums after an accident. This is all made possible because a dash cam may be able to capture the vehicle accident and show which driver was at fault or what led to third party injuries and losses.
How does a dash cam work?
Mounted on your vehicle’s dashboard, it records what is heard and seen as your drive. Dash cams may be used to record what is happening on the road ahead as well as within your vehicle, not only to help establish fault, but for many other purposes.
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MIAMI UBER ACCIDENT LAWYER ADVICE FOR UBER DRIVERS
MIAMI: Following an Uber accident in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm insurance claims attorneys inform Uber drivers that they may be eligible for compensation for bodily injuries whenever the Uber app is on. This applies to Uber drivers that are waiting for an Uber rider and Uber drivers that are on route to pick up an Uber rider, or those Uber drivers that are searching for Uber riders in Miami or any Miami-Dade or Broward county city or suburb. Through a bodily injury insurance claim for compensation following an Uber accident, in Miami, a Perazzo Law Firm attorney will assist Uber drivers that suffer injuries while the app is on, to successfully pursue righteous compensation for personal injury and bodily harm.
If you are an Uber driver that was involved in a collision or suffered impact by another motorist, contact us ONLINE @ www.perazzolaw.com or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to Uber Drivers injured while on the job.
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FREE UBER & LYFT RIDES TO THOSE THAT WANT TO GET VACCINATED
A new program was announced this Tuesday in which Uber & Lyft will offer free rides to those who want to receive their COVID vaccine shot.
According to a White House press release, Uber and Lyft will offer free roundtrip rides to thousands of vaccination sites throughout the United States. Uber and Lyft confirmed the announcement in an attempt to promote the COVID vaccination by allowing riders to choose a COVID vaccination site that is close to them.
Those interested in getting the COVID vaccine shot and take advantage of a free UBER or Lyft ride, will be able to redeem their ride through the corresponding rideshare company’s app as of May 24th.
The press release also stated that this initiative will help eliminate a potential barrier that could hinder Biden’s goal of having 70% of the U.S. population of adults getting at least the first dose of the COVID vaccines are readily available.
According to the recent numbers, roughly 35% or approximately 116 million people in the U.S. are now fully vaccinated.
The measures to reach Biden’s goal is expected to include a partnership between federal retail drugstores and community colleges so that students, staff, and communities can receive the COVID vaccines at on-site clinics.
The Perazzo Law Firm reminds that prevention is the best way to stay COVID-free.
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DESANTIS PRESSED TO VETO PIP REFORM BILL 54.
Florida: Governor DeSantis is being pressed by Florida business owners to veto the most recent push to revamp the automobile insurance system and eliminate PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance coverage. Senate Bill 54, which was passed in late 2020, is expected to raise the minimum coverage required automobile insurance from $10,000 to $25,000. This increase would ultimately cost vehicle owners more money and lead to a devastating rise in the number of drivers that carry no insurance coverage at all. This would greatly impact those Florida residents that are involved and injured in a car accident.
In Miami, the car accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm remind motorists that several Florida cities rank at the top when it comes to car accidents & personal injuries sustained. Ultimately, this bill would make it almost impossible to receive medical care to treat injuries for an accident in which a noninsured driver was at fault.
The biggest change from PIP to BI would include making Bodily Injury coverage (BI) mandatory for Florida registered motor vehicle owners. If Bill 54 is passed, injured car accident victims would be covered for at least $25,000 in medical expenses and car accidents that end in wrongful death. For car accidents that result in personal injury of death to more than two victims, BI would cover $50,000.
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IS MIAMI A MEAN CITY?
Easily perceived as pleasant & nice, Miami is in fact considered one of the meanest cities in the USA. This according to a recently published survey (WalletHub looked at 100 cities across the country) of the most & least compassionate American cities, which ranked Miami at 93rd and just barely a bit nicer than Detroit but as nice as East Hialeah, which ranked 85th. But what according to the survey makes Miami so mean? Among the most notable: failure to help a neighbor, lack of volunteer work and concern for community improvement; are just of the few factors falling under the scope of neighborly niceness. These may include areas such as sheltered homeless, charity work, and courtesy behind the wheel. County neighbors like Jacksonville, Tampa, and Hialeah are just of the many Florida cities, all except Orlando, that outrank Miami when it comes to being nice to your neighbor and strangers. Ultimately, the study suggests that Virginia Beach, VA and Madison, Wisconsin are the two most caring cities in the United States, with Virginia Beach just a tad nicer.
So how can Miami boosts its position among the most courteous and caring cities? Perhaps by taking part in more community work, being kinder to strangers and easing hostility while behind the wheel.
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The Perazzo Law Firms handles:
-Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
-Home Accident or Damage Insurance Claims
-First Party Insurance Claims
-Business Interruption Claims
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