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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.

Who pays for your vehicle damages or personal injuries when a police vehicle is responsible for an accident?

In Miami, the car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm inform that cop cars do not carry insurance. With this said, it’s easy to imagine the legal woes involved in recovering for damages and losses when a police vehicle is found at fault for an accident. This is why, Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury attorney and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, highly recommends that motor vehicle owners opt for purchasing Underinsured motorist insurance coverage to protect against not being able to cover medical expenses after an accident involving the police.

Police vehicles are very often involved in situations that require high speeds and aggressive maneuvers. Many times, police officers will drive their vehicles at high speeds, especially when involved in high speed chases. Such event was recently captured on video along when law enforcement agency vehicles were in hot pursuit on the Palmetto. Over a dozen police vehicles chased one single car, placing other drivers in danger. There were no accidents reported, but the risks involved were great. See video footage here.

foggy-weatherIn Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, Personal Injury Lawyer and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, understands car accidents and why/how they happen. Driving in adverse weather conditions is one of the most challenging moments that many motorists face, with many inexperienced drivers involved in accidents that result in personal injury, damages, and losses.

In this article, the Perazzo Law Firm writing staff explains driving in the fog and how to prevent accidents from happening when a motorists is faced with a foggy roadway.

When encountering an unexpected patch of fog, the first thing that a motorist must do is slow down. Slowing down is essential when driving in foggy or rainy weather conditions as it allows you to react more appropriately to any unexpected hazards up ahead. Turning on your low beams is also vital so that other vehicles, both in front of you and behind, can spot your vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with fog lights, turn them on immediately. It’s important to refrain from using your high beams, as this will only serve to reflect light back to your vehicle. Since they do not enhance your visibility as the light shines directly into the fog. Thus, using high beams is useless and even dangerous.

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm explains accidents that cause damages to the ride side of the vehicle and accidents involving passengers.

When a motor vehicle is involved in an accident, in Miami, Jonathan Perazzo and his staff of personal injury and car accident lawyers, understand the damages that a vehicle can experience and the injuries that can come from collisions on the right side of a car or truck. Motorists, especially passengers, are very prone to injuries when their car they are in suffers a collision on the right side, especially when the vehicle is struck at high speed.

Whenever a motorist attempts a right-hand turn, he or she may fall victim to a negligent motorist that may either not yield right of way, or be the driver that causes a collision with another vehicle. Motorcycle riders regularly fall victim to right-hand turns by car or truck drivers, as they will usually fail to observe an oncoming vehicle approaching from the right. Failure to spot another motorist approaching on the right is quite common when motorists are in a rush, using a GPS service, or distracted by negligent cellphone use.


Vehicles can experience a number of mechanical failures which can lead to drivers suffering a car accident. One such mechanical failure, and perhaps one of the most dangerous, especially when driving at high speeds, is a tire blowout. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are some 75,000 tire blowouts per year on US avenues, highways, and roads, with some 400 motorists suffering fatal personal injuries. Furthermore, studies show that tire-related accidents account for almost 10% of car accidents in the U.S.A.

In this article, Jonathan Perazzo of the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade explains:


The Miami car accident lawyer at the Perazzo Law Firm, Jonathan Perazzo, shares insight into car accidents that involve parking and the common accidents that occur while looking for or pulling out of a parking spot.

Every motorist must eventually detain their vehicle and get out. This action is called parking. Every driver knows this. But what many drivers don’t realize is how many accidents occur during the whole parking procedure, and how common parking accidents are in cities like Miami, Orlando, and Kissimmee. Parking your car or truck, be it at a Publix parking lot; between two other cars on a city street, or in the driveway of your home, requires attentiveness that go beyond basic driving skills. Just like turning left at an intersection requires the use of your turn signal, so should parking your car to avoid and accident require the use of proper signaling, as well as ample reaction time. Many drivers in Miami, for example, spend seemingly precious moments of their time looking for a parking space on congested city avenues or streets. When they spot a parking spot, they may maneuver their vehicle very abruptly by either making a sudden stop or lane change. Sudden stops and abrupt lane changes are a main cause of car accidents in Miami and other major cities in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orange County.

When do most Parking accidents occur?

Miami-Insurance-Claim-Lawyer-300x201In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, founder and personal injury lawyer at the Perazzo Law Firm shares insight on the most Common Accidents that can lead to a Personal Injury Claim.

CAR ACCIDENTS rank at the top in terms of the most common type of accident with approximately 650 car accidents per day throughout the State of Florida. Figures for Miami and Orlando, the cities with the most car accidents per year according to statistics by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. The cause of most car accidents is a result of motorist negligence, where a motorist fails to drive in a careful and prudent manner, with disregard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of the car accident lawyer’s client. According to Jonathan Perazzo and the thousands of car accident cases handled, Texting and Driving is the number one cause of almost all car accident. Many times, car accidents in cities like Miami and Orlando involve other types of vehicles such as scooters and motorcycles.

When dealing with Car Accidents, a lawyer in Miami like Jonathan Perazzo affirms that one of the most difficult tasks for a Miami car accident lawyer is obtaining the compensation that the car accident victim deserves to cover medical expenses and any other losses stemming from the car accident. See What is an Insurance Claim?




  • What happens if your vehicle is stolen and the culprit crashes into another vehicle, an object, or runs over a pedestrian?



In 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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