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stairs-1498688-300x222 Miami and North Miami Beach Law Firm Serving Accident Victims Suffering Personal Injury on Stairs, Steps, and Ramps in Miami.

According to a recent study, over 1 million Americans suffer personal injuries from accidents involving stairs, steps, ramps. This is a whopping figure when you consider that most of these accidents include individuals of all ages, despite the elderly and toddlers among the most at risk. Stairs, steps, and ramps are practically everywhere in Miami; in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, apartment buildings, practically anywhere people need to go and down. According to Florida Premises Liability laws, property owners and those responsible for private or public establishments, are legally liable for any accidents resulting in personal injury brought on by improper maintenance, operating conditions, or unsafe standards which may cause an individual to slip, trip, or fall on said premises. Stairs, steps, and ramps must be kept free of any obstacle, liquid, object, substance, etc., that may lead to someone falling and hurting themselves. The property owner or responsible party may be legally liable to cover any, if not all, medical costs, lost wages, etc., as a result of their negligence to provide safe stairs, steps, or ramps on their premises.

It is the responsibility of architects, engineers, contractors, and masons to make sure stairs, steps, and ramps are properly built in terms of uniformity, elevation and inclination. Steps or staircases that are uneven or ramps that are too steep, can represent risk of injury to the elderly and to those suffering from physical or mental challenges. Vertigo, for example, can cause an elderly person to lose their balance and go tumbling down a flight of stairs, with the results being multiple fractures or even wrongful death.

Miami and North Miami Beach Law Firm Serving Personal Injury Victims in Miami.

Miami: A 24-year old motorist behind the wheel of a Toyota truck was the perpetrator of a hit and run this past Sunday when he ran over a pedestrian on a Miami sidewalk. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the Toyota split the scene after running the pedestrian over and was chased down by a man aboard a Onewheel XR, which resembles a motorized one-wheel skateboard. According to Miami police reports filed in according to eyewitness testimonies, the man who rode onto the sidewalk and ran into the pedestrian, was charged with serious bodily injury and possession of marijuana. The man who chased down the culprit of the hit and run, caught up to Toyota and used his board to smash the driver’s side window, while reaching inside the vehicle and cutting the engine. When the police arrived to the scene and searched the vehicle’s interior after apprehending the culprit of the hit and run crime, they found marijuana.  The hit and run driver was arrested and released on a $8,000 bond. According to official reports, the driver has a history of moving violations that dates back to 2012.

If you, a family member or loved-one has fallen victim to a hit & run incident, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact their Miami or North Miami Beach offices ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation.

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Boating Mishap leads to Search and Rescue Operation off Miami Beach Coast.

By: Perazzo Law – Serving Boating Accident Victims in Miami

Friday Night: A search and rescue operation got underway when a man was able to swim to shore after the boat he was on began to sink. The Coast Guard, the Miami Fire Department, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and Miami-Dade Police responded to the distress call quickly after it came in a little after 10 p.m. Apparently, the boat the men were sailing in sprung a leak, and three men had to abandon ship. One of the men was able to make it back to shore while the other two were set adrift along the ocean current. Fortunately, the Coast Guard was able to locate and rescue one of the two men in Biscayne Bay, while the other man was rescued by the Miami Fire Rescue Unit after spending an hour in the water. The latter experienced cardiac arrest but is reported to be in good condition despite his life-threatening ordeal at sea. Both men suffered no serious injuries and were taken to hospital for examination. The cause of the accident remains to be determined. According to official statistic reports, there were 2,629 boating accident related injuries in the USA in 2017, with 658 reported fatalities. Miami boating mishaps may usually involve inexperienced boat operators at the helm while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. First and foremost, boaters or anyone on a boat, must know that lifejackets save lives. Sadly, 80% of boat related fatalities are the result of drowning; lifejackets prevent people from drowning. Sailing at night requires special added care. Inexperienced boaters have the misconception that spotlights work just like headlights at night. However, headlights are practically useless at sea cause boats may approach another vessel from any direction as boating is a three dimensional navigational activity. Furthermore, headlights create shadows that can disorient those at the helm, and boats can’t just hit the brakes either. It takes a lot more time to stop a boat or quickly swerve to dodge a boat that appears out of the blue over a breaking wave.   

City Transit Bus Crashes and Causes Irreparable Property Damage to Miami Shop Owner in Little Haiti

Miami-Dade: Not necessarily does a City Transit bus have to run into another car or run somebody over to be on the receiving end of a personal injury claim for compensation. On many occasions, buses lose control for reasons other than human error and crash into buildings, houses, or shops. When this happens, the property damage entailed due to the negligence on behalf of a bus company and/or the recklessness of the bus operator can be devastating.  Nevertheless, bus companies and/or operators aren’t always to blame for injuries or property damage from bus related accidents. In one of the most recent bus related accidents in Miami involving property damage, a northbound Miami-Dade County transit bus drove straight into a corner design boutique shop after it crashed into a truck that had run a red light at a busy Miami-Dade intersection. The bus spent five days lodged within the Little Haiti corner shop, with the impact of the crash having a devastating structural effect on the stability of the 92-year-old building, which sadly, will need to be demolished. To make matters worse for the property owner, neither did he nor the driver of the pickup truck that blew the red light which caused the accident have any sort of insurance to protect them from personal injury or property damage.  Public buses are operated by the City and have strict rules regarding compensation for personal injuries and property damage. In this particular case and according to a spokesperson for the City Transit Authority, it seems that the city will not be granting the property owner any compensation for the damage to the property by the bus. In fact, the city presented a demolition notice upon the crashed bus’ removal from the shop a few days ago. Apparently, the bus impact and its arduous removal led to destabilizing the building’s support columns and compromising the entire structure, according to Miami Fire Rescue teams, who added that the building was in danger of collapsing if structural support wasn’t added immediately.  Sadly for the owner, who’s owned the property since 1988, the entire building is set to be demolished in October to prevent any further risk of property damage or personal injury. The question is; Does the property any right to claims for property damage or loss as a result of the accident that led to a bus crashing into the shop and the building now on route to be brought to the ground? For the answer to this question, contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE or visit the Homepage to chat with one of our expert Personal Injury attorneys. 

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Miami Law Firm serving Product Liability Victims and Representing Clients in Product Liability Cases in Florida

Manufacturers, distributors, and/or merchants are bound by law to produce goods that are safe for consumers to purchase and use. These products may range from car to bicycle tires; over the counter beauty creams to prescribed medications; baby toys and car seats. Miami consumers that suffer any sort of personal injury or property damage as a result of using a faulty product or consuming contaminated goods, are eligible to file for compensation claims through Product Liability. However, filing product liability claims can get rather complicated and many times lost if not handled by a personal injury law firm that has a proven track-record and lots of experience dealing with product liability claims in Miami. The attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm’s North Miami Beach and Miami offices know how to gather all the correct burden of proof with which to win a product liability case for compensation.

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Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Law Firm serving employees that have suffered personal injuries and the families of those that have fallen victim to wrongful death while on the job.   

Miami: Construction workers spend a lot of time in the presence of danger and face an array of hazards despite the many safety precautions taken to prevent personal injury at construction or industrial worksites. Miami accidents involving heavy machinery most often lead to personal injury and many times are the result of negligence by either the employer or the employee. Nonetheless, there are laws that insure compensation regardless of fault, mainly because the severity of the injuries that involve negligent use of heavy machinery may sometimes involve life-altering consequences or may even result in wrongful death. One such incident occurred this past Saturday when a worker at an industrial worksite in West Miami-Dade, fell into an asphalt machine and experienced an agonizing death. The authorities are investigating what caused the worker to fall into the machine which took his life. In another recent tragedy involving heavy machinery and asphalt, an elderly paving machine operator with 30 years-on-the-job experience was crushed after he fell off the machine while paving the parking lot of medical facility construction site in Miami-Dade. These are just a couple of the many tragedies and accident incidents that take place all the time at construction sites in and around Miami. There are reasons why warning signs are posted all about, as well as hard hat areas, barriers, etc.  Nevertheless, dangers such as risk of electrocution, falling from high altitudes, contact with endangered substances, and other long-term injury from being exposed to toxic elements for extended periods of time all lurk at construction sites.

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Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accidents Victims on Miami Highways and Streets

rain-drops-on-car-glass-1555448-300x225 Behind the Wheel in the Rain: Even at slow speeds, a car crash may occur when driving along slippery or flooded Miami streets; 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 more and more 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.

The Perazzo Law firm Miami and North Miami Beach Car Accident Attorneys offer best advice after a car accident involving negligent Cellphone use while behind the wheel of a car.

It’s a hard fact that motorists just can’t seem to be able to avoid using their cellphones while driving,  be it either texting, leaving or listening to voice messages or yapping while behind the wheel of their car, truck, or even their motorcycle or ATV. Florida ranks 2nd in the USA when it comes to accidents resulting from negligent use of cellphones behind the wheel, and despite cellphone use being worthy of a moving violation, it is in fact a secondary offense which can lead to a citation once pulled over for a primary offense. Nevertheless, negligent cellphone use related accidents are on the rise on Miami streets and highways, with many of them leading to serious personal injury. The car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm have vast experience representing injured parties that have fallen victim to motorists negligently using their cellphones while driving.

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The Perazzo Law Firm Serving Animal Attack Victims in Miami.

Miami: Rabid raccoons roam Miami-Dade striking fear among residents of the Kendall area. According to the Florida Department of Health, five rabid raccoons have been detected thus far. Miami-Dade County officials have implemented a two-month rabies alert and warn locals to avoid raccoons coming into contact with pets like dogs or cats as the rabies can spread to them if they are bitten or scratched. The authorities also recommend vaccinating all domestic animals against rabies and warn against approaching any wild animals they encounter. Pet owners should update rabies vaccinations and be cautious of where their pets roam, especially at night. The authorities also recommend taking measures as to not attract any wild animals. These measures include keeping garbage under wraps and making sure there is no food left outdoors that can attract wild animals. Children should also be instructed on safety measures to avoid contact with wild animals. Raccoons are nocturnal and omnivorous and can be found in forests, mountain ranges, coastal marshes, and urban areas. Anyone that has been either bitten or scratched by a raccoon, should seek immediate medical attention and report the incident to the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County. 

The Perazzo Law Firm serves victims who have suffered personal injuries as a result of an animal attack. If you, a family member or loved one has suffered personal injury as a result of an animal attack, we urge you to contact us Online or call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation. 

Miami Law Firm Representing Personal Injury Claims from Accidents Involving Faulty and Counterfeit Airbags.

MIAMI: A well-know airbag company, has had to recall its airbags as a result of a manufacturing defect that leads to the airbag exploding and causing serious personal injury or even death. Furthermore, the NHTSA has expressed concern regarding counterfeit airbags installed by car mechanics or replaced by dealerships following an accident in which  the airbag activates. On several occasions, insurance providers may be held liable for personal injury claims from faulty airbags as they sometimes recommend a car repair shop for their replacement after an accident causes the airbag to activate. Motorists are encouraged to avoid purchasing airbags online from popular commercial sites.Airbags are designed to save the lives of motorists in the event of an accident.

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