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Bad Weather Conditions and Highway Accidents

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm shares insight into how traffic accidents can be averted when motorists take the necessary precautions when operating their vehicles on Florida highways under poor weather conditions.

rain-drops-on-car-glass-1555448-300x225Driving in bad weather always presents a challenge to motorists, no matter how experienced a driver is or what kind of vehicle he or she is driving. Accidents in bad weather are not always the result of adverse weather conditions such as fog, rain, or heavy winds, but rather, how motorists apply their driving skills and what measures they take to insure save driving. Knowing what to do when driving through fog or heavy rains requires that motorists adjust their driving speeds to conditions of the road and flow of traffic. Speeding is one of the main causes of accidents that occur in bad weather conditions and drivers must learn to slow down when roads are wet and traction and visibility are reduced. Braking distances must also be considered when driving under rainy skies as motorists can easily lose control of their vehicles when trying to stop in the event of a stopped vehicle or other maneuver that must be taken unexpectedly. Not all drivers operate their vehicles in the same manner as other drivers and more experienced drivers may overestimate their abilities to react appropriately to a sudden need to swerve, dodge, or stop on wet roadways. Swerving can cause other motorists driving behind you to have to react suddenly. When this happens, more inexperienced drivers may easily lose control of their vehicles and this may lead into a collision. Collisions in bad weather most often lead to more than one vehicle being involved in an accident, as sudden maneuvers on wet roads require greater braking distances. When traffic in bad weather is heavy, drivers are forced to reduce the speeds in which they drive and this causes cars to be more closely packed together. Ample space between vehicles is highly recommended in order to provide motorists with better time to react to a sudden stop in the flow of traffic. Visibility is another very important factor to consider when driving in bad weather. When visibility is reduced because of heavy rain or fog, the chances of an accident increase, especially when driving at speeds that exceed 30 mph.

CONSUMER GOODS AND YOUR SAFETY

injured-in-miami-294x300While Purina recalls six types of foods for pets due to high levels of calcium, concerns elevate in 32 states where the products are commercialized. The FDA, the governing body responsible for making sure goods are safe to consume by humans and animals, has ordered the recall of foods that may endanger the lives of pets and domestic wildlife. The effects of unsafe consumer goods manufactured by companies raises concerns as humans rely heavily on the FDA by trusting that the foods they eat and products they use pose no threat of illness, injury, or death. The Perazzo Law Firm sadly informs consumers that food manufacturers may sometimes inadvertently produce goods that may become contaminated due to reasons stemming from negligence to intentional tainting.

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EL CORONAVIRUS Y SU PREOCUPACIÓN

A medida que el Coronavirus (nCoV) se cierne sobre Asia y se extiende por toda Europa, se está abriendo paso alarmantemente hacia los EE. UU. Con unas 82,000 personas infectadas en todo el mundo y 2770 casos fatales desde que el brote se informó públicamente el 22 de enero de 2020, es casi imposible escapar de la antigua sombra de la peste y las preocupaciones que el Coronavirus arroja sobre el mundo moderno de hoy.

En este artículo, la firma de abogados Perazzo Law tiene como objetivo informar sobre el coronavirus y lo que significa para usted para el bienestar y la seguridad de su familia y seres queridos.
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THE CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR CONCERN

As the Coronavirus (nCoV) looms over Asia and spreads across Europe, it is alarmingly making its way towards the USA. With some 82,000 people infected worldwide and 2770 fatal cases since the outbreak was publicly reported on January 22, 2020, it is almost impossible to escape the ancient plague-like presence and the concerns the Coronavirus casts upon today’s modern world.

In this article, the Perazzo Law Firm aims to shed light on the Coronavirus and what it means to you for the well-being and safety of your family and loved ones.

ABOGADO EN MIAMI INFORMA SOBRE PIP (PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION) Y PD (PROPERTY DAMAGE)

abogado-miami-1-300x300En Miami, la firma de abogados Perazzo Law informa a los residentes de Florida que el seguro de protección contra lesiones personales (PIP) y los daños a la propiedad (PD) son obligatorios para los propietarios y operadores de vehículos registrados. Desafortunadamente, el seguro PIP es una póliza de seguro de accidentes de vehículos extremadamente complicada, especialmente después de un accidente que provoca lesiones a personas o daños a la propiedad y a la luz de una demanda que conduce a un reclamo de indemnización por accidente. Es muy importante que los automovilistas de Florida comprendan los conceptos básicos detrás del seguro PIP y cómo cubre los gastos médicos del propietario del vehículo y las personas enumeradas en la póliza, así como también cualquier familiar que resida en los mismos hogares y potencialmente cualquier pasajero en el vehículo. en caso de que no tengan su propia cobertura bajo la ley. En Florida, PIP se hizo obligatorio porque la mayoría de los accidentes causarían menos de $ 10,000 en daños o lesiones. Por lo tanto, PIP tiene como objetivo resolver el problema de las facturas médicas que no se pagan, las personas que sufren puntajes de crédito reducidos y las víctimas de accidentes por temor a la falta de tratamiento de accidentes y reclamos. Dado que el PIP es obligatorio para todos los automovilistas de Florida o los propietarios de vehículos registrados, el tratamiento en un centro médico estará cubierto por la compañía de seguros, a la que se le debe notificar el accidente para proceder en consecuencia después de un accidente. En este caso, la parte lesionada visitará a su médico y firmará una asignación de beneficios que le otorga al médico el derecho de facturar al proveedor de seguros directamente en su nombre. Además, las personas que han sufrido lesiones personales como resultado del accidente en Miami, pueden optar por presentar su propia cobertura de tratamiento de reclamos PIP. PIP brinda a las víctimas de accidentes el derecho legal de visitar a un médico para recibir tratamiento, independientemente de si tienen seguro médico. Además, PIP le permite buscar tratamiento médico sin importar quién tuvo la culpa del accidente y PIP paga hasta $ 2,500 sujeto a un deducible y copago, a menos que exista una afección médica de emergencia que permita $ 10,000 en lesiones o salarios perdidos. El bufete de abogados Perazzo recomienda encarecidamente que quienes puedan pagarlo, complementen PIP con otras pólizas de seguro, como cobertura de motorista sin seguro o con seguro insuficiente. Después de un accidente en Miami o en la ciudad o suburbio de Florida, las pólizas de cobertura de seguro adicionales ayudarán a proteger contra los costos médicos por el tratamiento de lesiones personales graves o incluso la muerte injusta de terceros. Si usted, un amigo o pariente ha tenido un accidente que ha resultado en lesiones personales o daños, uno de nuestros abogados de litigios personales o de reclamos de seguros de Miami puede proporcionar todas las respuestas correctas a cualquier pregunta relacionada con la cobertura de seguro PIP y PD. El bufete de abogados Perazzo Law ofrece una consulta inicial GRATUITA y CERO COSTOS DE BOLSILLO a sus clientes que buscan compensación por lesiones o daños de un reclamo de seguro después de un accidente. Obtenga más información sobre PIP y PD visitando la página de la firma de abogados Perazzo Law.

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cell-at-wheel-290x300CELL PHONE USE AND TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

In Miami, just like in most modern cities around the world, texting and driving, as well as using cell phones for social media purposes such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Waze, etc., are leading to traffic accidents that involve bike riders, joggers, pedestrians and other motorists. Most of these cell phone related accidents usually lead to injuries, damages and losses to innocent individuals that fall victim to negligent drivers. Cell phone related accidents in Miami have risen dramatically over the past five years and are soon to take top spot when it comes to negligent or reckless driving, surpassing drunk driving as the leading cause of traffic accidents. In Miami and  throughout Florida,  motorist that uses their cell phone while driving to text, chat, or even use Waze, for example, are placing their well-being and the lives of others at risk of of falling victim to injuries, damages and losses. The Perazzo Law Firm knows that not all cell phone related accidents have drivers at fault for accidents, given that bike riders, joggers, and pedestrians also use their cell phones negligently while partaking in their activities while sharing avenues, streets and roadways with motorists. Many times, pedestrians cross avenues and streets while looking down at their phones without paying attention to motorists approaching, many of whom may also be distracted by negligent cell phone use. In Florida, a set of laws have been passed to help curve the growing trend of cell phone use behind the wheel. Texting and driving is now considered illegal and subject to fines and even jail time. When a traffic accident occurs and the motorist that caused the accident is found legally at fault for the accident due to negligent cell phone use, either through eyewitness testimony or through an insurance claim that leads to an investigation by insurance providers or attorneys, legal action will ensue and lead to economic implications that may have a short or long term effect on their lives. Following a cell phone related accident in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm strongly suggests hiring a trusted attorney to handle an insurance claim for compensation on behalf of the victim.

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PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE BASICS FOR FLORIDA MOTORISTS

after-an-accident-289x300In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm informs Florida residents that Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance and Property Damage (PD) are mandatory for registered vehicle owners and operators. Unfortunately, PIP insurance is an extremely complicated vehicle accident insurance policy, especially following an accident that leads to injuries to individuals or damage to property and in light of a lawsuit that leads to an accident claim for compensation. It is very important for Florida motorists to understand the basics behind PIP insurance and how it covers the medical expenses of the vehicle owner and the individuals listed on the policy, as well as any relatives residing in the same households and potentially any passenger in the vehicle should they not have their own coverage under the law. In Florida, PIP was made mandatory because most accidents would cause under $10,000 in damages or injuries. Thus, PIP aims to solve the problem of medical bills not getting paid, people suffering from reduced credit scores, and accident victims fearing lack of treatment accidents and claims. Since PIP is mandatory for all Florida motorists or registered vehicle owners, treatment at a medical facility will be covered by the insurance carrier which must be notified of the accident to proceed accordingly following an accident. In this case, the injured party will visit his or her medical practitioner and sign an assignment of benefits which grants the doctor the right to bill the insurance provider directly on their behalf. Furthermore, individuals that have suffered personal injury as a result of the accident in Miami, may opt to file their own PIP claim treatment coverage. PIP provides accident victims with the legal right to visit a doctor for treatment regardless of whether they have medical insurance. Also, PIP allows you to seek medical treatment no matter who was at fault for the accident and PIP pays up to $2,500 subject to a deductible and co-payment unless there’s an emergency medical conditions that entitles $10,000 in injuries or lost wages. The Perazzo Law Firm strongly recommends that those who can afford it, to supplement PIP with other insurance policies such as uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Following an accident in Miami or and Florida city or suburb, additional insurance coverage policies will help protect against medical costs for treating serious personal injury or even third-party wrongful death. If you, a friend or relative has been in an accident that has resulted in personal injury or damages, one of our Miami personal litigation or insurance claims lawyers can provide all the right answers to any questions concerning PIP and PD insurance coverage. The Perazzo Law Firm offers a FREE initial Consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS to its clients seeking compensation for injuries or damages from an insurance claim following an accident. Find out more about PIP and PD by visiting the Perazzo Law Firm page.

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ACCIDENTES EN UN UBER, LYFT O CABIFY

Uber-accident-Lawyer-in-Miami-Perazzo-Law-200x300La Firma de Perazzo Law sabe que en Miami, al igual que Hialeah, Little Havana, Doral y muchas ciudades dentro de los condados de Miami-Dade y Broward, servicios como Uber, Lyft y Cabify son responsable de transportar una enorme cantidad de pasajeros todos los días y noches. Estas empresas compiten agresivamente entre ellos y a veces dentro de esta competitividad, se encuentran los mismos conductores, quienes compiten para conseguir viajes. En Miami, Uber, Lyft y Cabify operan sin parar día y noche en búsqueda de viajes y pasajeros, los cuales muchas veces están ajeno a algunos de los peligros que existen cada vez que una persona se sube a un auto de Uber, Lyft o Cabify. Algún los riesgos no son muy obvios, no dejan de existir. En Miami, por ejemplo, usuarios de Uber, Lyft o Cabify corren ciertos riesgos cuando usan estos servicios en horarios nocturnos y a las salidas de bares y clubs nocturnos. Junto con conductores negligentes que operan vehículos bajo los efectos del alcohol o narcóticos, se encuentran aquellos que conducen mientras usan sus celulares para mensajear, hablar, o navegar redes sociales. La combinación de conducir intoxicado y conducir mientras usando celulares aumenta significativamente las probabilidades de estar involucrado en un accidente mientras dentro de un Uber, Lyft o Cabify. Aunque los conductores de Uber, Lyft y Cabify por la mayor parte operan con seriedad y responsablemente, están ellos mismo en riesgo de estar involucrados en un accidente de tránsito. En Miami, la Firma de Perazzo Law les recuerda a los usuarios de Uber, Lyft y Cabify que ellos están protegidos legalmente en caso de un accidente que resulta en lesiones o pérdidas económicas, ya que Uber posee cobertura para compensar a victimas por una suma que llega al millón de dólares. En otras palabras, si un Uber se da un cantazo, los daños y les lesiones a las victimas están protegidos económicamente para cubrir gastos médicos y reparo de los vehículos involucrados que no sean culpables por el accidente. En un Uber, los usuarios deben saber como responder al momento de un accidente. En Miami, la Firma de Perazzo Law tiene amplia experiencia litigando con accidentes de transito y sabe que no hay dos casos iguales. En un accidente dentro de un Uber, Lyft o Cabify, los usuarios deben permanecer tranquilos y verificar sus lesiones. Tras verificar si existen lesiones se debe contactar a las autoridades para que haya un registro oficial del accidente de Uber, Lyft o Cabify. En Miami, los abogados de Perazzo Law Firm, recomiendan que la víctima del accidente, o en este caso el pasajero, pueda obtener el contacto de algún testigo para luego verificar y dar testimonio del accidente. El pasajero mismo puede tomar registro del accidente tomando fotografías o video del accidente y los vehículos involucrados. No necesariamente el conductor de Uber, Lyft o Cabify tiene que ser encontrado culpable del accidente para poder cobrar el seguro para cubrir gastos y perdidas por lesiones o daños ocasionados por el accidente. Mientras el pasajero este en el auto, esta protegido por hasta un millón de dólares. Tras el accidente con un Uber, Lyft o Cabify, el usuario o pasajeros deben contactar a la firma de Perazzo Law para consultar gratuitamente sobre el accidente y nuestra firma no cobra nada hasta la resolución del caso.

abogado-miami-300x300Si usted, un amigo o familiar estuvo involucrado o lesionado mientras viajaba en un Uber, Lyft o Cabify, no dude en comunicarse inmediatamente con la firma de Perazzo Law. En Miami y North Miami Beach, nuestra firma atiende con orgullo a la comunidad Hispana y hablamos español, ya que el fundador de la firma, Jonathan Perazzo (hijo de hispanos) esta 100% dedicado a las mejores intereses de sus clientes perteneciente a la comunidad hispana.

Subcontractor Found at Fault

outdoor-1436934-300x226The Third District Court of Appeal in Miami has ruled that a subcontractor was at fault for a fire that started within a condo during its renovation. According to the court facts, painters hired by the Brother’s Painting and Pressure Cleaning Corp, acted negligently when they failed to properly dispose of a stain-soaked rag, which was placed inside a plastic trashcan. Somehow the rag caught fire and led to damages to the condominium’s interior.  Meanwhile, the court has ruled that the general contractor is a passive actor in the case and worthy of indemnification on the grounds that the subcontractor was hired to carry out the painting work without causing property damage or injury to its dwellers. However, the subcontractors disagree on the basis that the general contractor was indeed negligent, and no indemnification is owed for damages to the condo. The final ruling is awaiting confirmation by the Circuit Court for Monroe County.

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MIAMI BEACH MAYOR – LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL

GIN-300x199Spring break crowds & tourists may be in for a surprise when going for a drink after two a.m. throughout March. A 2 a.m. last call is what the Miami Beach Mayor is pushing for during spring break at popular places in & around Miami Beach. These areas would include hot spots like Ocean Drive & Collins Avenue among others. At present, last call for alcohol at Miami Beach pubs and bars stands at just before sunrise at 5 a.m. The 2 a.m. last call law will be voted upon this Wednesday and if passed, go into effect March 6th and last until March 23rd and apply to the sale of alcohol to be consumed at restaurants, outdoor cafes, bars, and clubs. The last call measures aim to lower the risk of incidents which may lead to aggressive or negligent behavior by the spring break festivity partakers. The proposed law is highly favored by Miami beach residents, who sometimes fall victim to the negligent behavior stemming from the irresponsible sale of alcohol to spring breakers. However, the 2 a.m. last call measure is somewhat frowned upon by Miami Beach businesses like hotels, bars, restaurants, and entertainment events. Operators and owners claim it hurts business and discourages tourism. At present, those wanting to purchase beer or wine at supermarkets and convenience shops can do so until 8 p.m. throughout the Miami Beach entertainment district. Many times it’s not bars and restaurants where rowdiness happens but rather at the beach when Spring Breakers take six packs and kegs to the sands by the breaking waves of Florida coast.

ALCOHOL AND PREMISES LIABILITY

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