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Rideshare services are evolving and by 2023, Miami residents may be able to fly in a drone-like vehicle to a meeting or party. Meanwhile, those with a little extra saved for a memorable holiday, may be able to spend a few ZERO-GRAVITY minutes in space. Read about some of the latest news regarding air rideshare services and space travel.
Space is only 62 miles away from where you are probably sitting right now. That’s to say that if you could drive your car into space, it would take you about an hour. Technology has been busy trying to get more and more people into the air. As public air travel becomes more regulated worldwide, why not offer people the chance to take to the air in their own flying vehicles? Uber has been working on launching Uber Elevate, in association with Hyundai, to provide an air taxi service in cities like Miami. Uber Elevate is expected to launch in 2023 and charge a rate similar to its Uber Black service. However, FAA rules and regulations are strict, and it won’t be until Uber Elevate gets their approval before users will be able to fly to a meeting or party. It will be interesting to see where Uber plans to park their flying drone-like rideshare vehicles in Miami and other major cities around the world.
Captain Kirk Visits Outer Space
On a scheduled 11-minute journey into outer space, the captain of the Starship Enterprise, Captain Kirk from the iconic 60’s science fiction series, Star Trek, boldly went where other men and woman have gone before! At age 90, Shatner became the oldest man to travel into space, and will be traveling into the sub orbit at speeds of approximately 2000 mph or Mach 3. In the company of two paying tourists and the astronauts, Shatner travelled in a pressurized capsule of the Blue Origin Spaceship, which took just under 3 minutes to reach ZERO-G and 5 minutes to land back on Earth. The former captain of the Enterprise was moved upon landing. “Is there death, is that death, suddenly light is gone, and black is all there is,” stated Shatner.
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KISSEMMEE CROSSWALK ACCIDENTS
Funding has delayed the building of crosswalks and pedestrian beacons in and around Kissimmee. One of the most dangerous areas for Kissimmee residents is the intersection at Michigan Avenue and Ocean Street, which has witnessed a vast number of accidents that include pedestrians and motorists. Speeding, bus stops, and heavy traffic along multiple lanes turns walking into a race for survival when having to get across the road. Residents have been requesting more crosswalks to prevent more accidents from happening and to make it less dangerous for children and elderly people to cross the road. With more businesses opening in the area, traffic congestion has grown, giving rise to more pedestrian and bicycle accidents. The Florida Department of Transportation has determined that measures must be taken to make necessary improvements to Michigan Avenue and meet the $187,000 requested by the County for the road works.
What is needed to improve safety at the Dangerous intersection:
- Pedestrian beacons
- Crosswalks at bus-stops
- Traffic lights
- Police presence
Residents say that crossing has become extremely dangerous, especially when pedestrians get stuck in the center lane trying to race across the road, some of them crossing with children after getting off a school bus.
Reports state that motorists have little if any consideration at all for pedestrians crossing on Michigan Avenue and they consider themselves lucky if they make it across the road safely.
If you are a Kissimmee residents involved or injured in a pedestrian or bike accident, contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE now for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES until your insurance claim is settled.
The Miami car accident lawyer, Jonathan Perazzo knows that after an accident in Kissimmee or Miami that results in injury, damages, or losses to you, a friend, or relative, it’s important to talk to a personal injury lawyer. Jonathan Perazzo, founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, urges you to contact him for a FREE initial consultation that will help you better understand the legal rights of accident victims and the possibility of an insurance claim for compensation.
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Personal injury accidents should be taken seriously because some injuries may manifest over time and diminish the accident victim’s quality of life. Seek proper medical care following the accident situation.
These accident situations may include:
-Slip & Fall accidents
-Premises liability accidents
-Uber / Lyft accidents
-Nursing home negligence cases
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CUSTOMER SUES LOWE’S OVER FALLING SHELF
A Lowe’s shopper has filed a premises liability lawsuit after a shelf came crashing down and caused personal injury. The plaintiff in the complaint filed last month, claims that the shelf fell on his leg and caused flesh wounds and a sprained ankle, as well as injury to his upper arm. The claim is based on negligence on behalf of Lowe’s for failure to inspect aisles and shelves so that they are loaded with merchandise fittingly and stacked properly so that they don’t fall when someone is looking through the items therein. The incident took place on February 8, 2020, and since then, the plaintiff has had to cover medical expenses and endure losses because of the incident. According to the premises liability, Lowe’s was negligent by not warning customers of any dangerous conditions and not training their staff on how to stack items and secure shelves from falling on customers when they look through them. The lawsuit filed by their personal injury lawyer seeks a settlement for personal injuries and financial losses in the amount of $50,000 plus court fees.
PUDDLE CAUSES SLIP & FALL AT SHOPRITE
While shopping for vegetables at her local ShopRite, a woman slipped and fell on her face after stepping in some water that had allegedly been left unattended to by a store employee. The water that had accumulated on the store’s walking surface had apparently dripped from some lettuce that the employee had moved from the display case to a shopping cart. The plaintiff, who was shopping for a watermelon, stated that she was practically forced to walk through the water due to other obstacles in her presence. As a result, she slipped and landed on her knees then fell forward, smashing her chest and face on the floor surface, causing personal injury to her cervical and thoracic spine, as well as aggravating past injuries. According to premises liability laws, business operators are obliged to maintain their selling space free of any hazardous conditions which may cause harm or injury to visitors and shoppers. In this case and according to the claim, Lowe’s acted negligently by not tending to water located on the walking surface and failure to warn of a dangerous condition on its premises. The plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer is seeking over $50,000 in compensation for the personal injuries and financial losses sustained by the Lowe’s shopper.
FLORIDA SUES FERTILIZER PLANT
The Piney Point fertilizer plant is being sued by the attorneys representing the State of Florida. According to the lawsuit filed by the State, Piney Point has allegedly acted negligently by allowing 215 million gallons of process water and seawater to spew from their facilities. Piney Point, owned by the HRK holding company, filed for bankruptcy in 2012, is accused of failing to control substances that produced by the plant, placing residents and the environment at high risk of contamination. The Piney Point plant is made up of a 466-acre phosphogypsum stack system that includes four reservoir compartments that contain a mixture of substances that pollute. According to Jaclyn Lopez of the Center for Biological Diversity, the plant needs to be closed in a safe manner to prevent contamination of the surrounding area.
“We have the emergency of Piney Point, which, according to the EPA’s complaint, presents an imminent hazard to the environment and to nearby communities,” states Lopez.
CONDO GUEST SEEKS COMPENSATION FOR BEAR ATTACK
A man on vacation in Lake Tahoe has filed suit against the owner of a condo complex for injuries sustained after getting frightened by a bear. The incident, which took place in 2019, occurred when the guest was walking his dogs and opened a dumpster located on the condo premises. To his surprise, there was a bear inside the dumpster, something that startled him and led to him fleeing for his life. Sadly, he injured his Achilles tendon after falling while trying to escape. According to the premises liability claim, the condo complex allegedly acted negligently failing to make sure the latch on the dumpster was in proper working condition, something that would have prevented the bear from being inside. The accident victim is seeking 15K in compensation from his personal injuries and economic losses.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT LOSES SIGHT AFTER ACCIDENT IN GYM
A Wake County high school student received close to a quarter million dollars in compensation for personal injuries suffered during gym class. On May 31st, 2019, The Green Hope High School freshman, got struck in the face by a soccer ball that went array and into the stands. Sadly, the impact of the blow caused his glasses to shatter, causing the globe of his right eye to rupture, an injury that resulted permanent vision impairment despite the several surgical interventions the student had undergone. According to the personal injury accident claim filed by the accident victim’s personal injury lawyer, there was alleged negligence on behalf of the school, with apparently failed to provide proper supervision which could have prevented the personal injury accident from happening. Though the school denies negligence on its behalf, the premises liability claim states the gym was overcrowded, with soccer balls soaring through the air and kids sitting in the stands just hanging out. The accident victim’s personal injury lawyer’s complaint stated that the teachers were negligent by not attending to what the students were doing at the time of the accident. But rather, and according to fellow students, the teachers were said to have been busy on their laptops. Regardless, according to premises liability law, public and private establishments that welcome guests or house individuals, owe a duty of safety to prevent such personal injury accidents from happening. In this case, student overcapacity and the lack of supervision by school staff played a crucial role in the personal injury and premises liability lawsuit. Sadly, it left the high school student partially blind and with irreparable mental trauma.
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NIGHTCLUB SUED AFTER PATRON IS SHOT
A patron at a nightclub is suing the business for apparent negligence after he was shot on April 17, 2021, while inside the establishment. The complaint was filed on June 4th against GVO, which owns and operates the nightclub where the man was shot. According to the suit filed on behalf of the accident victim’s personal injury lawyer, the nightclub owner / operator should have taken extra care to prevent violent crimes within the establishment, especially given the fact that the nightclub is near an area known for criminal and violent activity.
PREMISES LIABILITY LAWS AND VIOLENCE THAT RESULTS IN PERSONAL INJURY TO CUSTOMERS
When acts of violence take place within a shop, bar, nightclub, or any other commercial establishment, in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s staff of Personal Injury Attorneys informs that the business operator may be found to be legally at fault for injuries or losses brought onto its customers. This fault may fall upon the business operator or owner in the form of negligence. A dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to prove that the business operator may have acted negligently when it comes to preventable violent activity within its establishment. In the case mentioned above, the nightclub is allegedly situated in an area known for criminal activity and violence. Hence, the business operator should have and perhaps could have taken measures to prevent the patron from suffering a gun shot wound. Such preventive measure could have included video surveillance cameras, metal detectors at the entrance, security personnel on duty, or warnings signs to deter such violent acts. When a business is set in the vicinity of “dangerous” areas, certain measures ought to be taken by the business operator to deter criminal acts that may endanger the lives or well-being of its clients and customers.
If you, a friend, or relative has suffered injuries or losses from the apparent negligence of a business operator, contact the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade now for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to its personal injury clients in Florida.
CLIENTE DEMANDA A UN CLUB TRAS SER DISPARADO Y RESULTAR HERIDO
Un cliente de un club nocturno está demandando a la empresa por aparente negligencia después de que le dispararan el 17 de abril de 2021, mientras estaba dentro del establecimiento. La denuncia fue presentada el 4 de junio contra GVO, propietaria y operadora de la discoteca donde el hombre fue baleado. Según la demanda presentada en nombre del abogado de lesiones personales de la víctima del accidente, el propietario / operador del club nocturno debería haber tenido un cuidado especial para prevenir delitos violentos dentro del establecimiento, especialmente dado que el club nocturno está cerca de un área conocida por actividad criminal y violenta.
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Cuando ocurren actos de violencia dentro de una tienda, bar, club nocturno o cualquier otro establecimiento comercial, en Miami, el personal de abogados de lesiones personales del bufete de abogados Perazzo Law informa que el operador de la empresa puede ser legalmente culpable de las lesiones o pérdidas ocasionadas. a sus clientes. Esta falta puede recaer sobre el operador comercial o propietario en forma de negligencia. Un abogado especializado y con experiencia en lesiones personales puede demostrar que el operador comercial puede haber actuado con negligencia cuando se trata de una actividad violenta prevenible dentro de su establecimiento. En el caso mencionado anteriormente, la discoteca está supuestamente ubicada en una zona conocida por la actividad delictiva y la violencia. Por lo tanto, el operador comercial debería haber tomado y quizás podría haber tomado medidas para evitar que el cliente sufriera una herida de bala. Dicha medida preventiva podría haber incluido cámaras de videovigilancia, detectores de metales en la entrada, personal de seguridad de guardia o carteles de advertencia para disuadir tales actos violentos. Cuando una empresa se establece en las proximidades de zonas “peligrosas”, el operador de la empresa debe tomar determinadas medidas para disuadir de actos delictivos que puedan poner en peligro la vida o el bienestar de sus clientes y clientes.
HOSPITAL SUED FOR BEDSORES
TALLAHASSEE – An elderly woman supposedly developed a bedsore due to the alleged negligence by the hospital staff. The victim’s daughter filed suit after her mother was denied admittance into an assisted living facility because of a bedsore she didn’t have prior to being admitted into the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for medical care. According to medical records, the victim was a resident at Cherry Laurel when she suffered a broken hip after falling. She had to be taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment and recovery. Unfortunately, while there, she allegedly did not receive the proper medical care after being diagnosed with a stage 1 pressure sore, which required that hospital staff turned her over regularly to avoid the sore from worsening. However, the lawsuit claims that the hospital staff acted negligently by not properly attending her, which in turn led to the bedsore had grown much larger. The incident escalated when the victim was denied access to an assisted living facility because of the bedsore that had allegedly developed while in the hospital. The victim and her daughter are seeking compensation for damages and lawyer fees.
NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE
Did an elderly relative or loved-one suffer bodily injury, physical or mental abuse, losses or wrongful death as a result of negligence in a nursing home? In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm places your loved-one’s best interests when dealing with personal injury claims for compensation from negligence or wrongdoing on behalf of retirement and nursing home operators and staff.
If you or a loved one or relative has suffered an accident or suffered bodily harm in a retirement or nursing home, the Perazzo Law Firm strives for the best possible legal and personal service to accompany you as family when dealing with a personal injury claim for an elderly loved-on neglected or mistreated in a nursing home.
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DEMANDAN AL HOSPITAL POR LESIONES
TALLAHASSEE – Una anciana supuestamente desarrolló una úlcera por decúbito debido a la supuesta negligencia del personal del hospital. La hija de la víctima presentó una demanda después de que a su madre se le negó la entrada en un centro de vida asistida debido a una úlcera que no tenía antes de ser admitida en el Tallahassee Memorial Hospital para recibir atención médica. Según los registros médicos, la víctima era residente de Cherry Laurel cuando sufrió una fractura de cadera luego de una caída. Tuvo que ser llevada al hospital para recibir tratamiento médico de emergencia y recuperación. Desafortunadamente, mientras estuvo allí, supuestamente no recibió la atención médica adecuada después de ser diagnosticada con una úlcera por presión en etapa 1, lo que requirió que el personal del hospital la entregara regularmente para evitar que la llaga empeorara. Sin embargo, la demanda afirma que el personal del hospital actuó con negligencia al no atenderla adecuadamente, lo que a su vez provocó que la úlcera creciera mucho más. El incidente se intensificó cuando a la víctima se le negó el acceso a un centro de vida asistida debido a la llaga que supuestamente se había desarrollado mientras estaba en el hospital. La víctima y su hija buscan una indemnización por daños y perjuicios y honorarios de abogados.
NEGLIGENCIA EN HOGAR DE ANCIANOS
¿Sufrió un familiar anciano o un ser querido lesiones corporales, abuso físico o mental, pérdidas o muerte por negligencia como resultado de negligencia en un hogar de ancianos? En Miami, el bufete de abogados Perazzo Law pone el interés superior de su ser querido cuando se trata de reclamos por lesiones personales por compensación por negligencia o irregularidad en nombre de los operadores y el personal de los hogares de ancianos y de retiro.
Si usted o un ser querido o familiar ha sufrido un accidente o daño corporal en un hogar de ancianos o de retiro, el bufete de abogados Perazzo Law se esfuerza por brindar el mejor servicio legal y personal posible para acompañarlo como familia cuando se trata de un reclamo por lesiones personales por un ancianos amados abandonados o maltratados en un hogar de ancianos.
WRONG WAX LEADS TO FACIAL BURNS
A Miami Cosmetology School is being sued for alleged negligence after a woman’s face was burned when a student applied the wrong wax. The incident occurred on November 23, 2020, when the plaintiff, who was there as a model student, had hot wax placed on her face. Unfortunately, the student that she was modelling for, applied the incorrect wax on her face, which in turn, apparently resulted in facial injuries, some of which may be permanent. According to the claim, the school was negligent for not properly overseeing the tasks being carried by the students and the products they were applying to their student models.
Premises Liability and Negligence
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s personal injury staff reminds students and parents of students, that schools, institutes, and all learning facilities must abide by strict regulations to safeguard the well-being of their students and all those the frequent their premises. In the case of the hot wax incident above, the business operator had the duty to make sure a student did not apply the wrong wax onto the model student’s face. This applies to all products applied to a person’s body. If the victim’s burns prove to be serious or permanent, and a direct result of negligence, the institute will be liable to cover the victim’s medical expenses to treat the injuries, as well as any mental damage caused by permanent scarring on the woman’s face.
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CERA CALIENTE PROVOCA QUEMADURAS FACIALES
Una escuela de cosmetología de Miami está siendo demandada por presunta negligencia después de que la cara de una mujer se quemó cuando un estudiante aplicó la cera incorrecta. El incidente ocurrió el 23 de noviembre de 2020, cuando a la demandante, que estaba allí como estudiante modelo, le colocaron cera caliente en la cara. Desafortunadamente, la estudiante para la que estaba modelando aplicó la cera incorrecta en su rostro, lo que a su vez, aparentemente resultó en lesiones faciales, algunas de las cuales pueden ser permanentes. Según el reclamo, la escuela fue negligente por no supervisar adecuadamente las tareas que realizaban los estudiantes y los productos que estaban aplicando a sus modelos de estudiantes.
Responsabilidad y negligencia de las instalaciones
En Miami, el personal de lesiones personales de Perazzo Law Firm recuerda a los estudiantes y padres de estudiantes que las escuelas, los institutos y todas las instalaciones de aprendizaje deben cumplir con regulaciones estrictas para salvaguardar el bienestar de sus estudiantes y de todos aquellos que frecuentan sus instalaciones. En el caso del incidente de cera caliente anterior, el operador comercial tenía el deber de asegurarse de que un estudiante no aplicara la cera incorrecta en la cara del estudiante modelo. Esto se aplica a todos los productos aplicados al cuerpo de una persona. Si las quemaduras de la víctima resultan ser graves o permanentes, y el resultado directo de negligencia, el instituto será responsable de cubrir los gastos médicos de la víctima para tratar las lesiones, así como cualquier daño mental causado por cicatrices permanentes en el rostro de la mujer.
BUTTOCKS IMPLANT LEADS TO FATAL PERSONAL INJURIES
Miami Residents Pondering Plastic Surgery Beware. Wrongful death was the charge for a famous Brazilian plastic surgeon whose patient died of heart failure during a butt implant this past July. The practicing surgeon, AKA Dr. Bum Bum, has testified that the fatality was purely accidental, despite having performed the surgical procedure at home with the help of his mother, girlfriend, and maid; all of whom are also facing charges. Despite the doctor’s claims of having performed over 9000 successful butt implants, official reports state that Dr. Bum Bum, who isn’t even have a real doctor, used an outlawed synthetic resin that may have led to the death of his 46-year-old patient. According to investigative reports, this is not the first incident involving butt implants gone wrong on Miami residents. Though, plastic surgery accounts for a small number of deaths compared to other surgical procedures or everyday accidents, official reports show that there were 31 deaths and some 150 complicated cases over the past seven years. Nevertheless, the Florida Board of Medicine is keeping a close watch on surgeons and facilities to guarantee no fatalities occur during or after plastic surgery procedures in Miami.
If you, a family member or loved one has suffered personal injury or been the victim of Medical Malpractice in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation.
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FEDERAL JUDGE HALTS PUSH TO SET SAIL FROM FLORIDA
The CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) push to allow cruise ship operators to set sail from Florida ports has been thwarted by a federal judge at the Middle District of Florida. This comes as a momentary triumph for the state of Florida, which holds that the CDC is in violation of its constitutional authority through its attempts to impose new regulations when it comes to cruise ships operating in Florida. According to statements by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the CDC has knowingly acted inappropriately from the start. DeSantis was quoted as stating; “the CDC and the Biden administration concocted a plan to sink the cruise industry, hiding behind bureaucratic delay and lawsuits. Today, we are securing this victory for Florida families, for the cruise industry and for every state that wants to preserve its rights in the face of unprecedented federal overreach.”
This latest decision by the federal judge handling the case, together with the new Florida law banning businesses from obliging customers to reveal proof that they have been vaccinated in order to receive services, makes it even more difficult for the CDC to take claim over COVID safety at sea and in U.S. ports.
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JUEZ FEDERAL DETIENE EL EMPUJE PARA ZARPAR DESDE LOS PUERTOS DE LA FLORIDA
La iniciativa de los CDC (Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades) para permitir que los operadores de cruceros zarpen desde los puertos de Florida ha sido frustrada por un juez federal en el Distrito Medio de Florida. Esto es un triunfo momentáneo para el estado de Florida, que sostiene que los CDC violan su autoridad constitucional al intentar imponer nuevas regulaciones cuando se trata de cruceros que operan en Florida. Según declaraciones del gobernador de Florida, Ron DeSantis, los CDC han actuado de manera consciente de manera inapropiada desde el principio. DeSantis fue citado diciendo; “Los CDC y la administración Biden idearon un plan para hundir la industria de los cruceros, escondiéndose detrás de retrasos burocráticos y demandas. Hoy, estamos asegurando esta victoria para las familias de Florida, para la industria de cruceros y para todos los estados que quieran preservar sus derechos frente a una extralimitación federal sin precedentes ”.
Esta última decisión del juez federal que maneja el caso, junto con la nueva ley de Florida que prohíbe a las empresas obligar a los clientes a revelar pruebas de que han sido vacunados para recibir los servicios, hace que sea aún más difícil para los CDC reclamar la seguridad de COVID. en el mar y en los puertos de Estados Unidos.
RENT A MOPED IN MIAMI
Cars and trucks languishingly creep along Miami avenues, highways, and streets. Moving about the city and its surrounding suburbs can be frustrating and costly. But what about getting around on a Moped? A New York-based company called Revel, believes that many Miami locals, visitors, and tourists will hop on a moped instead of hopping in an Uber or Lyft to get from A to B. Through an agreement with the Miami Parking Authority, Revel unveiled its rentable moped plan in late December with 750 units and expects to compete aggressively against ride-share service providers and vehicle rental agencies.
Through an app, users will be able to rent a moped in all Miami neighborhoods for the price of $0.29 per minute and a $1 fee, which makes it a highly affordable means of transportation. However, those looking for two-wheeled transportation options can choose from a vast variety of transportation options such as scooters, which can cost anywhere from $60-$85 per day. In fact, there is a wide range of commuting options to choose from at present, which include scooters, Segways, Lime electric scooters, electric cars, and the ever-humble bicycle.
If you, a friend or relative has been hurt while riding or aboard a moped, scooter, Segway, or bicycle, contact the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO-OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to our personal injury clients seeking compensation for injuries, damages or losses.
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INSURANCE CLAIMS IN FLORIDA
DeSantis signs Bill 76
https://www.perazzolaw.com/about-us.htmlLast Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed frowned upon by insurance claims lawyers and but welcomed by Florida business groups, mainly insurance providers, who believe the bill will curb a potential rise in property insurance rates and insurance litigation costs. The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF), for example, showed signs of gratitude when the state legislature passed Senate Bill 76, even though a couple vital key parts were discarded from the bill’s final version. One of the parts removed from the final version of Bill 76 was the attorney-fee multiplier, which increases settlement costs and gave insurance providers the power to lower the costs of replacing roofs that didn’t meet with certain criteria such as antiquity of the roof and the type of roof needing replacement. According to the president and CEO of the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida, Michael Carlson, action was required by the State of Florida to lower the pressure brought on by property damage insurance claims while protecting consumers at the same time. Carlson was quoted as stating the following: “For too long, bad actors have taken advantage of Florida homeowners, leading to a crisis in the property insurance market.” Adding; “with SB 76 now law, Florida will be able to take several steps toward reform, reducing the cost of property insurance lawsuits that contribute to higher insurance rates.”
The Florida Consumer Protection Coalition (CPC) has expressed its views that future additional efforts may be needed to lessen the blow to homeowners looking to purchase property damage coverage from an insurance provider in Florida. Nevertheless, the CPC refrained from being absolutely hopeful regarding the practicality of Bill 76’s final version. Since last year, Florida property insurers have been planning double-digit insurance rate hikes to supposedly cover alleged overpriced legal fees, fraudulent activity, and property damage claims caused by hurricanes.
The signing of Senate Bill 76 states the following:
- Building contractors may not solicit property owners through advertising that promotes filing an insurance claims for damages to a home’s roof.
- Building contractors are limited from inspecting roof that may eventually lead to an insurance claim by a homeowner whose roof was damaged by a natural disaster such as a hurricane.
- Building contractors that do not abide by the above mentioned, will receive a $10,000 fine by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
- Property owners will have a harder time obtaining insurance coverage from Make it more difficult to Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Given these new changes, aimed at benefiting property and homeowners, Senate Bill 76 will in fact, not be beneficial at all, and only serve to complicate an already complicated system, with homeowners on the receiving end of more political fluff.
https://www.perazzolaw.com/about-us.htmlIf you, a friend, or relative has suffered losses from hurricane damage or other situation which you feel should be covered by your insurance provider, contact the Perazzo Law Firm‘s staff of Property Damage and Insurance Claims attorneys in Miami-Dade for a FREE initial consultation.
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Does Subway use real tuna in their sandwiches? A Lab wants to know.
SUBWAY USA: Concerns rise over the quality and authenticity of the tuna used in Subway’s tuna fish sandwiches. According to a report from the New York Times, researchers at an undisclosed lab have yet to determine if the tuna found in several extra-large tuna sandwiches, is in fact tuna.
According to the lab report, the tuna used as a sample for the test, failed to reveal tuna DNA, in fact, they were unable to specify the animal species to which the material analyzed belonged. This inability to determine the species may be due to the heavy processing that the “tuna” endures before it reaches the sandwich. An earlier test on Subway tuna samples revealed that the tuna DNA could be altered as a result of the processing procedure. Subway was sued in January for failure to use the tuna they advertise on the website.
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Alligator causes Six-Car Accident
An alligator that was crossing the I-4 in Orlando, Florida, caused an accident that involved six cars, leading to several injured and vehicles having to be towed. Though the alligator is primarily to blame for the accident, tailgating and negligent cellphone use can be partially to blame for the rear-end collisions that ensued after the first vehicle braked to avoid running the alligator over.
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