FAQ

What To Do After A Car Accident?
  1. Ensure Safety: Your top priority should be safety. If possible, move your vehicle to a secure location such as the side of the road or a nearby parking lot. Turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers, and if needed, set up warning triangles or flares.
  2. Check for Injuries: Assess yourself and others involved for any injuries. If anyone requires medical attention, immediately call emergency services. Even if injuries appear minor, seeking medical evaluation is advisable to rule out any underlying issues.

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What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident?

Before diving into safety tips, it’s crucial to highlight the expertise of the Perazzo Law Firm in handling motorcycle accident cases. Seeking legal counsel from an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can make a significant difference in obtaining the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident.

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How Much Does An Attorney Charge?

Firstly, the legal realm is quite vast and varied, and so are the ways attorneys charge their clients. Typically, you’ll find that they charge either an hourly fee, a flat fee for the entire case, or on a contingency fee basis. When it comes to personal injury cases, such as car accidents, the norm is usually to charge a contingency fee.

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What To Do After An Uber Accident?

After an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, the first step is to report the incident through the rideshare services app. Uber and other rideshare companies have protocols in place for handling accidents, and reporting the incident through the app ensures that the company is aware of the situation. The app may also prompt you to provide details about the accident and any injuries sustained.

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How to File an Insurance Claim with a Car Accident Lawyer

To file an insurance claim with a car accident lawyer starts with finding the best car accident lawyer for you. 

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Should I give a Statement to the Authorities after an accident?

The moments after an accident are crucial for the success of a potential insurance claim for compensation. Knowing what to do and what not to say are fundamental. Thus, the car accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm recommend that you not go into detail about how the accident happened. Also…

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Should I go to the hospital or clinic after the accident despite not suffering evident injuries?

The moments after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident are crucial and knowing what to do is vital for the success of a possible insurance claim for compensation. The Perazzo Law Firm highly recommends seeking professional medical care after an accident. Why? Click READ MORE below. 

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What happens if I crash into another car and I have no vehicle insurance?

Florida Law states that all registered motor vehicle carry PIP and PD insurance coverage. In the event that the driver does not have insurance and gets into a car accident that he/she causes, then that motorists is liable for compensation for personal injury, property damage, and any other losses sustained to the car accident victim. (See PIP Insurance).

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What Happens if the Driver of a Stolen Vehicle Crashes Into Me?

The Perazzo Law Firm knows from experiences that stolen vehicles used for criminal activity are usually not old lemons. With the chances of a high speed chase, criminals will most likely chose high-end vehicles, which most often carry insurance policies that extend the minimum PIP insurance set by Florida Law (See Insurance Policies which cover stolen vehicles). Most high-end vehicles carry Comprehensive or Umbrella insurance, which should cover your medical bills or losses.

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What do I do if an Uber or Lyft Driver Crashes Into Me?

What do I do if an Uber or Lyft Driver Crashes Into Me?

Uber, Lyft and other rideshare companies carry insurance policies to cover up to $1 million in damages and losses to victims of Uber/Lyft accidents.

Perazzo Law highly urges Uber accident victims to follow these procedures:

  1. Don’t move.
  2. Determine the extent of your injuries and contact the authorities to report the accident with the Uber operator.
  3. Wait for the Police.
  4. If possible, contact your insurance provider and the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE.
  5. See Uber/Lyft Accidents

 

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Should I Contact a Car Accident Lawyer after a Crash?

The best Miami car accident lawyer, will say, “OF COURSE!” to contacting a car accident lawyer following any collision, no matter if it’s a minor fender-bender or a collision that requires the services of a tow truck, an ambulance, and treatment at a medical facility.

If you have been involved in a car accident, contacting an experienced car accident lawyer should be one of the first things you do. Here are some reasons why:

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Can I File an Insurance Claim if a Defective Airbag causes injuries?

The Miami Car Accident Lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm say “Yes, You Can!”.

  1. Sensor malfunction: Malfunctioning sensors can mistakenly interpret certain movements or impacts as a collision, leading to the deployment of airbags when not needed.
  2. Electrical issues: Problems with the electrical system or wiring can cause airbags to deploy unexpectedly or fail to deploy when needed.
  3. Defective airbag components: Manufacturing defects or issues with the airbag system components, such as the inflator or wiring, can cause premature deployment or failure to deploy.
  4. Intentional deployment: In some cases, airbags may be intentionally deployed by the vehicle’s onboard computer system as part of a safety feature activation, such as in certain emergency braking situations or during vehicle stability control interventions.

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What Makes My Insurance Premium Go Up?

Insurance companies increase auto insurance premiums for a variety of reasons. The primary reason is to cover the costs of claims paid out to policyholders. Insurance companies have to maintain a pool of funds to pay out claims, and if they pay out more in claims than they take in through premiums, they will operate at a loss. 

Some of the reasons include the following:

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What does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

In Miami, the Personal Injury staff at the Perazzo Law Firm answers the question: “What does a personal injury lawyer do for clients?”

Personal injury lawyers in Miami are available to help you if you’ve been injured in an accident and want to file an insurance claim for compensation for injuries, medical expenses, losses.

Accidents may include:

If you, a friend, or relative was injured in an accident, you will need a personal injury lawyer.

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What Causes Road Rage?

The Car Accident Lawyers in Miami at the Perazzo Law Firm Explain ROAD RAGE and its legal implications after suffering injuries or losses. 

What Causes Road Rage: Stress and Frustration.

Can you sue after damage to your vehicle or person after a Road Rage related crash? -YES!

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How Long Does an Insurance Claim take after a Car Accident?

According to the Miami Car Accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm, the duration of settling a car accident insurance claim can vary significantly due to various factors, such as the nature of the accident, extent of damages, severity of injuries, and cooperation among parties and insurance companies. Here’s a detailed analysis of the different elements that can impact the length of the claims process:

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Why do Drivers Hit & Run

Several factors contribute to why individuals may choose to flee from the police in a motor vehicle. Here are some of the primary reasons:

1. Criminal Activity:

  • Stolen Vehicles: Suspects driving stolen vehicles may attempt to evade law enforcement to avoid arrest and prosecution.
  • Drug Offenses: Individuals involved in drug-related crimes may flee to escape potential drug-related charges and penalties.

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Does my insurance cover drunk driving accidents?

WHAT ROLE DOES CAR ACCIDENT INSURANCE PLAY AFTER AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING DRUNK DRIVERS?

Drunk drivers are behind the wheel around the clock in cities around the world. They are hard to stop until they are involved in an accident, usually an accident that involves personal injuries to innocent drivers and sometimes, pedestrians. Many times, sadly enough, drunk drivers cause accidents that end in fatalities, not only to other drivers, but the passengers inside the vehicle they are driving drunk.

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What do Florida Auto Accident Lawyers Charge?

Knowing what Car Accident Lawyers charge is important for motor vehicle owners. 

There are two ways Florida Car Accident Lawyers get paid for their legal representation after suffering injuries or losses after an auto accident in Florida.

  1. A contingency fee basis
  2. Hourly

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What do I do after a truck accident?

The moments after an accident with a truck can be devastating. The Miami Truck accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm explain what do after a trucking accident. 

WHAT TO DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT:

  1. Ensure Safety: The first priority is safety. If you or anyone else is injured, call emergency services immediately. If it’s safe to do so, move to a safe location away from the accident scene to avoid further harm.
  2. Contact Authorities: Even if the accident seems minor, it’s essential to contact the police and report the incident. A police report will document the details of the accident, which can be valuable for insurance claims and legal proceedings.
  3. Exchange Information: Exchange contact and insurance information with the truck driver and any other parties involved in the accident. Gather details such as names, phone numbers, addresses, license plate numbers, and insurance policy numbers.

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What to do after a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Accident Lawyer at the Perazzo Law Firm answers the question: What do I do after a bicycle accident?

After a bicycle accident, it’s crucial to take certain steps to ensure your safety, well-being, and legal rights. Here’s a guide on what to do after a bicycle accident:

  1. Safety First: Check yourself and others for injuries. If anyone is injured, call emergency services immediately.

  2. Move to Safety: If possible, move yourself and your bicycle to a safe location away from traffic to prevent further harm.

  3. Contact Authorities: Call the police to report the accident. A police report will document the details of the incident, which can be valuable for insurance claims and legal proceedings.

  4. Exchange Information: Exchange contact information, including names, phone numbers, addresses, and insurance details, with the driver involved in the accident. Also, gather contact information from any witnesses present at the scene.

  5. Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident scene, your bicycle, any vehicle damage, road conditions, and any relevant signage. This visual evidence can be crucial for insurance claims and legal proceedings.

  6. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s essential to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a medical evaluation can diagnose and document any injuries sustained in the accident.

  7. Report to Your Insurance Company: Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide them with the necessary information and cooperate fully with their investigation.

  8. Consult with an Attorney: Consider consulting with a personal injury attorney who specializes in bicycle accidents. An attorney can provide guidance on your legal rights, help navigate the claims process, and advocate on your behalf.

As for what the Perazzo Law Firm would do for its bicycle accident lawyer, it would likely include:

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How do most Parking lot car accidents happen?

Though you may not think that parking your car can result in an accident, but in fact, parking and accidents go hand-in-hand. When drivers pull out of parking spots, they may go undetected to approaching vehicles. This can be the direct result of negligent cell-phone use by drivers, that are distracted by the their smartphones and not spot a vehicle suddenly pull out in front of them. Many times, their reaction time does not allow them to hit the brakes fast enough to prevent a crash, usually a side impact or T-bone collision which can lead to cervical or hip injuries to drivers or passengers. The Miami car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm handle many car accident cases due to careless driving and we know what causes parking accidents.

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What does a car accident lawyer do after an accident?

THE BEST CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN MIAMI FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT WILL:

  • Meet with their client personally to discuss the details of the case
  • Provide support during medical treatment by understanding the process that medical care entails
  • Guide you through the legal process and explain aspects of the case that are not clearly understood
  • Offer regular updates on your case
  • Work to resolve the insurance claim without haste or waste of time
  • Not charge any fees until a settlement that satisfies the client is reached

In the event of a car accident, Jonathan Perazzo strongly urges accident victims to CONTACT the North Miami or Miami law office immediately for a FREE initial CONSULTATION to discuss the accident and determine if there are grounds for a possible insurance claim for compensation.

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What is Vehophobia?

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm staff of car accident attorneys has researched vehophobia and prepared this article to share insight on vehophobia and how to cope with being inside a moving vehicle. It’s important to firstly understand that vehophobia is much like any other phobia in the sense that it can cause similar reactions to those that suffer claustrophobia or anthropophobia.

The common symptoms for someone that suffers or believes to suffer from vehophobia can include any of the following:
  • A sudden sense of anxiety when taking to the wheel of a motor vehicle
  • Shortness of breath when inside a vehicle as a passenger
  • Rapid heart rate while driving or as a passenger in a moving vehicle
  •  Muscle tension and/or thorax discomfort
  • Dizziness accompanied by an urge to vomit

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What is Premises Liability?

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer answers the question: What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability law is about holding property owners accountable when someone gets hurt on their property due to unsafe conditions or negligence. It means property owners must keep their premises safe and warn visitors about any dangers. If they don’t and someone gets hurt, the property owner could be responsible for paying for the injured person’s damages. Examples include slip and fall accidents, inadequate security leading to assaults, or injuries caused by dangerous conditions.

Why do drivers lose control and crash?

What are the reasons behind people losing control and crashing?

The Perazzo Law Firm’s team of car accident attorneys in Miami sheds light on the factors contributing to individuals losing control of their vehicles and causing accidents:

  1. Mechanical Failures: Poorly maintained vehicles can experience malfunctions such as tire blowouts, brake failures, or front-end breakdowns, leading to loss of control and collisions.

  2. Driver Health Emergencies: Medical conditions like strokes, seizures, or sudden fainting spells can incapacitate drivers, causing them to lose control of their vehicles.

  3. Intoxicated Driving: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs judgment and coordination, increasing the likelihood of losing control and crashing.

  4. Distraction: Engaging in activities like texting, eating, or adjusting the radio while driving diverts attention from the road, making it easier to lose control and cause accidents.

  5. Reckless Driving: Speeding, aggressive maneuvers, and disregarding traffic laws increase the risk of losing control and crashing.

  6. Environmental Factors: Adverse weather conditions, such as rain, snow, or ice, can reduce traction and control, leading to accidents.

  7. Vehicle Malfunctions: Defective parts or faulty software in modern vehicles can lead to sudden loss of control and accidents.

Understanding these factors can help drivers take proactive measures to mitigate risks and ensure safety on the roadways.

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