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What do I do after an accident that involves a U-Haul truck?

car-accident-lawyer-miami-289x300In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo and his personal injury staff of motor vehicle accident attorneys recommend U-Haul drivers, passengers, and all third party accident victims to treat the U-Haul truck accident just like any other traffic accident (see What to do after a traffic accident). However, not all U-Haul truck accidents occur while driving a U-Haul truck.

Most people associate U-Haul truck accidents with traffic collisions. However, many accidents involving U-Haul trucks occur while a U-Haul truck is being loaded or when a trailer is being hitched. Moving with a U-Haul truck is very convenient and there’s no doubting that. However, knowing how to load and secure cargo can require proper instruction in order to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring.

Zoey Dollaz Shot on Highway After Leaving a Birthday Party

the-light-1463797-300x225After leaving a party in Miami Beach, Haitian rapper Elvis Milford, popularly known as Zoey Dollaz, was shot and injured when he was attacked on the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami-Dade County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol responding to the call, the 30 year old rapper received gunfire According to official reports, the shooting took place after midnight while driving a black Benz west on I-195 from Alton Road after leaving a party in Miami Beach. it was at about this time, that a silver SUV approached the moving vehicle and began shooting at Zoey Dollaz and his female companion, who was not injured in the shooting. However, Dollaz got shot five times in the leg as the bullets pierced the Mercedes.

pedestrian-accident-lawyer-miami-300x300THE PERSONAL INJURY STAFF AT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES INFORMATION FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN WALKING AND WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT YOU, A FRIEND, OR LOVED ON SUFFERS A  PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN MIAMI.

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INJURED WHILE RIDING YOUR BICYCLE? In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm knows that bike riding accidents happen all the time, and they are usually the result of negligent motorists that either do not see bike riders or don’t give them the riding respect they deserve. Sadly, Florida ranks atop most U.S. states when it comes to the risk of being injured or killed while riding a bicycle. But why is Florida, and Miami in particular, so dangerous for bike riders, and what can cyclist do to stay safe? Also, what should bike riders that fall victim to a negligent motorist do, especially if they suffer injuries, damages or losses as a result of a bike accident? The Perazzo Law Firm strives to provide the best possible answers to bicycle accident victims and their loved ones following an incident that involves a motor vehicle in Miami or in any of the cities where our professional staff of attorneys provides clients with profession representation and just compensation for injuries and losses from bicycle accidents. Injured in a bike accident? Contact the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO COSTS to our personal injury clients.


WHERE DO BIKE RIDING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?

In Miami, a bicycle accident can occur anywhere and perhaps the only safe place to ride a bicycle is inside an empty football field. Many bike riders take to city avenues and streets and peddle among traffic; this is perhaps one of the most dangerous activities a person can do. Apart from motorcycles, a bicycle is the riskiest way to get around in Miami. The Perazzo Law Firm also knows that bicycle riders are consider pedestrians according to Florida Statute 316.027; thus, even sidewalks and lawns present the risk of injury to bike riders. This is why, it’s safe to say, that bicycle riders, regardless of age, must take measures to guarantee safety and lower the chances of suffering personal injury from a bicycle accident. Though Miami has designated biking lanes for riders to move about more freely and risk-free, this does not guarantee that motorists will stay out of their path or cut them off when making a turn. Though motorists must yield to bike riders, this does not always happen. Furthermore, a negligent motorists may pull out of a parking spot without checking their side mirrors and cause a bike rider to crash and fall. Parked cars represent dangers to bike riders as doors tend to swing open as a bike rider approaches. This can lead to serious personal injury to an unsuspecting rider that cannot react in time to prevent smashing into a driver or passenger that opens their door without checking for an oncoming bike rider. Roadways are among the most dangerous places for bike riders as high speed impact with a cyclists will most certainly lead to serious personal injury or even wrongful death. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges cyclists to avoid riding on highways or roadways where motorists operated their vehicles at high speeds, especially in poor weather or road conditions. Bike riders are also advised to ride with caution on suburban streets and back roads. Sadly, there has been a steady rise in bicycle related accidents on quite suburban streets given the increased use of GPS services by motorists looking for shortcuts. In order to save time and avoid habitually congested trajectories, motorists are taking to suburban streets and instilling danger and fear on unsuspecting residents. Thus, riding a bicycle in the suburbs requires equal caution by riders and the parents of children riding their bikes on quite suburban streets. Keep reading for tips on safe bike riding in Miami and suburban streets.

car-accident-287x300PREVENTING MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS tHIS NEW YEAR’S 

In Miami, the car accidents lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm, share useful information for preventing motor vehicle accidents and injuries this upcoming New Year’s weekend.

In Miami, the upcoming 2021 holiday weekend is something most people are eagerly looking forward to as a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. When motorists celebrate New Year’s Eve, they must remember that the potential of being involved in an accident rises. According to the National Safety Council, 384 people will suffer a a fatal motor vehicle accident this New Year’s Day. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact the well-being and safety Miami residents as more motor vehicles are expected across Florida roadways given that individuals will choose car travel as the preferred means of transportation. Sadly, passenger vehicles have the highest fatality rate over the New Year’s holiday period, according to statistics presented by the NSC.

The Most Common Accidents while on Vacation in Miami

miami-city-1218429-300x225Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury lawyer and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, explains some of the most common personal injury accidents suffered by vacationers in Miami.

Were you, a friend, or relative injured in an accident while on vacation in Miami? If so, you are not alone as every year, an average of 20 million tourists from the U.S. and around the world visit Miami for business or pleasure, with many fallen victim to negligence which leads to accidents and injuries. While tourism provides a leading source of income for the travel industry and hospitality sectors, it also lends itself to insurance, legal, and medical matters when tourists are involved in accidents. When vacationers are injured in Miami, most often they are involved in accidents that takes place at hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, city streets, or inside vehicles. Whatever the case, an accident while on vacation in Miami can occur at any time given the hustle and bustle of this busy South Florida city. But what are some of the most common accidents in which vacationers in Miami are involved?

667b45ba-257f-4e86-b142-0e5b179387dd-300x300Slip and Fall accidents encompass a special area of law governing situations where an individual suffers bodily harm while on the property of another business or individual. Slip and fall law falls under the category of Personal Injury Law governed by the standards of negligence and premises liability.

Slip and fall accidents in Miami can occur on almost any walking surface from a sidewalk to the aisle of your favorite supermarket. One of the more difficult aspects of slip and fall cases is proving how the business owner or operator of the location where the injury occurred was negligent and responsible for injuries to the slip & fall accident victim.

As a victim of a slip and fall, you are allowed to gather evidence through discovery and depositions. Discovery is an evidence gathering process during litigation, allowing the plaintiff to a lawsuit what the defendant knew of the dangerous condition. Through discovery, you may be able to gather the surveillance footage, documentation evidencing prior slip and falls. Moreover, discovery allows for the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit to depose the individual defendant or a representative of a defendant. Frequently the insurance company will defend the owner or the operator of the premises where the injury occurred. Typically, the defendant will place blame or a portion of the blame on the victim of the slip and fall. The defendant may suggest the victim was careless in not paying attention to the surrounding or taking a known risk resulting in an injury where one could have been avoided.

miami personal injury lawyerIN MIAMI, JONATHAN PERAZZO, PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER AND FOUNDER OF THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM, EXPLAINS WHY YOU NEED TO HIRE AN EXPERIENCED AND DEDICATED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Following an accident that results in property damages or personal injury to you, friends, or relatives, in Miami, Jonathan Perazzo of the Perazzo Law Firm, highly recommends hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle insurance claims for compensation to cover losses or medical expenses. If not, accident victims may fall victim to unfair settlements offered to them by insurance providers. It is vital that accident victims understand the importance of hiring a dedicated, experienced, and honest personal injury lawyer to handle their case when they seek compensation for injuries, damages, or losses resulting from a personal injury accident. In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo and his highly-dedicated and professional personal injury staff, remind potential clients that choosing a law firm that has a good reputation in terms of results and client satisfaction, is just as important as going to the right doctor, electrician, or mechanic for service. Apart from understand the law and knowing how to confront insurance providers, a dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to help accident victims that have suffered personal injury, seek proper medical care and get access to physical therapy facilities for quality rehabilitation. Also, given the experience obtained from handling thousands of clients that have sustained bodily injury, a personal injury lawyer will be able to relate to the pain and suffering accident victims experience. Furthermore, hiring a personal injury lawyer is extremely helpful when pain and suffering causes accident victims to become overwhelmed with the legal complications that come from accidents and insurance claims. Many times, accident victims fail to remember that an insurance claim may end-up in a court of law. When this happens, a personal injury lawyer is required to carry out a successful litigation.

gavel-1238036-300x201Why is a personal injury lawyer needed when a case goes to trial? Simply because a trial lawyer has access to vital information that a client may not know exists, and this information may make or break a case, and this is of utmost importance when financial compensation for damages and injuries is at stake.   Without a personal injury lawyer representing you or a claim, your chances of obtaining money from an insurance provider diminish considerably. Thus, to maximize the chances of obtaining the compensation you, a friend, or relative deserves for damages or injuries, hiring a professional and experienced personal injury lawyer is crucial for success when negotiating with insurance providers. Most importantly of all and to answer “why is it important to hire a personal injury lawyer?’, accident victims must realize that following an accident that results in severe damages, injuries, or losses, a personal injury lawyer will have give you peace of mind with which to focus on your recovery in the event of bodily injury that requires medical care, surgery, or extended physical rehabilitation. With peace of mind from not having to worry about legal matters stemming from the personal injury case, clients can focus on their recovery and not have to worry about the complexities of the law.

JONATHAN PERAZZO, PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER AND FOUNDER OF THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM IN MIAMI, EXPLAINS WHAT PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS DO FOR THEIR CLIENTS. miami personal injury lawyer

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