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The automobile is one of the defining inventions of the current century. It can easily be argued that it surpassed the importance of the computer, the internet, even Starbucks! It turned great distances into simple car rides. The too far away turned into a day’s drive and because of the technology behind automobiles, we can get our Amazon orders shipped and delivered in just two days. Of course, it has had some drawbacks to society as well. Uncle Ben said it best when he said: “With great power comes great responsibility”.

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  One of these drawbacks has been the occurrence of automobile accidents. While we are sure there were accidents that happened with horse-drawn carriages, we can’t imagine them being as severe as two vehicles colliding at 60 mph. They also didn’t have as many distractions while navigating the old dirt roads that dominated the old American landscape. They didn’t have smartphones to text their friends or watch a livestream of the Gettysburg address while they navigated. They didn’t have a grande vanilla bean latte that could spill in their lap and take their eyes off the road. All they had was a carriage, some horses, and a very long journey on an open road.

Now we have some drivers with a latte in one hand, while snapchatting with friends on their smartphone and using their wrist holding the steering wheel straight. We also have entire interstates filled with drivers like this. It is hard to know which car they are in until they collide into another motorist. They are also on city streets and backroads. Sometimes, there are good drivers who make mistakes as well. Even the best inventions are not perfect. They have limitations that technology can’t perfect just yet. The brakes can’t stop soon enough, or the vehicle can’t turn fast enough. So between both of these forces working behind the invention, it is easy to find plenty of chances for automobile accidents.

Luckily though, there are plenty of other options for hiring an attorney when these unexpected incidents happen. For a Daytona Beach automobile accident attorney, Rue & Ziffra has over 40 years worth of experience in the field. They have been helping clients injured in accidents from bicycles and motorcycles to automobiles and semi-trucks. Each client is a member of our community, and we are proud to help them in their time of need. Keep the Rue & Ziffra number on your phone, just in case you ever need us.

 

 

 

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In the aftermath of an auto accident, many difficulties immediately arise. The devastation of an auto accident can affect your life, and the life of those around you to the point where you may not be able to continue to function on a daily basis as you normally would; perhaps the auto accident has left you physically disabled, and you are no longer able to continue working your current job at full capacity. Changes in your everyday lifestyle and how you are able to function at work can not only alter your life but the lives of those you love.

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Accidents can happen anytime, any place, even to the most careful drivers with the cleanest driving records. And the results can be devastating. The resulting injuries can vary in their level of seriousness, depending on the strength of the impact of the collision. Injuries resulting from an accident may inhibit you from earning an income and providing for your family, or even limit your ability to engage in activities that you normally would, thus affecting the enjoyment you receive from spending time with your loved ones.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident as the result of negligence on the part of another, come on into the offices of Rue & Ziffra, Daytona Beach auto accident attorneys, or give us a call today. At Rue & Ziffra, we understand the devastation that an auto accident can cause, and we don’t want you and your family to face the aftermath alone. We are in your community, and on your side. We are here to help those who cannot help themselves.

Because we have over forty years of experience in serving our community together, we differentiate from other auto accident attorneys. We have compassion for our community, and we care about the health and well-being of our clients. We specialize in personal injury and injuries resulting from any type of accident. We take pride in helping to not only help you get the compensation that you deserve but to help you restore the fulfillment you are entitled to from life. We strive to make ourselves available to you 24/7, and we are here to listen to your claims and to make sure that you understand every detail of your case. We can work together to get you the compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured in an auto accident, give our offices a call today.

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Driving Under Distress

Life happens fast, and it doesn’t give us time to worry about what happens next. We have to deal with it as it happens. Sometimes it happens at pretty inopportune times. Times like when we have to get behind the wheel of a car and drive somewhere. What do we do when we are emotionally compromised and need to drive? If we get in a car wreck because we were wiping away tears we might get some compassion, but we are not going to get out of paying for it. So let’s look at what should you do instead of driving when you are emotionally compromised or driving under emotional distress.

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The most basic advice is simply not to drive anywhere until you calm down. Sit in your car, turn on some music, put on the air conditioner, and just breathe. In through the nose and out through the mouth. Let your heartbeat slow down a bit and let your mind stop running in too many directions. Right now, it needs to focus on the direction you are driving. Once you get where you are going you can focus more on what is happening around you. You already have a lot going on, you don’t need an automobile accident to top it all off.

You can also have a friend come and pick you up. Friends are always there for each other, and can help in hard times. You might need them to take you back later for your vehicle but at least you will get home safely. They can also join you to sit and watch TV while eating ice cream together, or pizza. Both are good options for making us feel better. They might have some carbs, desperate times calls for desperate measures. If a friend is not available, you can Uber too. Companies like Uber and Lyft can be lifesavers when we need a ride yet are not capable of driving.

Regardless of what you do always remember that it is normal to cry. Everyone does it, even when they don’t admit to it. It is not a sign of weakness or helplessness, it is simply a sign of being human. So don’t hold back those tears. Let them flow, just not when you are behind the wheel. Wait until you are somewhere safe before doing that. If you are involved in an automobile accident and need an accident attorney in Daytona Beach, contact Rue & Ziffra today at (386) 788-7700

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Interacting with Opponents

The courtroom can sometimes be a battlefield where two parties meet and fire back and forth at each other. Sometimes these things can be settled outside of the courtroom, but there are still two distinct sides to each case. Of course, this doesn’t mean there has to be hostility between the two parties involved. They can still interact with each other or even be friends. While it might be advised to avoid each other, you might still bump into each other at the store. It tends to not be in our nature to just ignore someone who is right in front of us, so small chatter might start up between the two of you. Do you know what you should say or not say? That is important to know when talking not just to the opponent, but to anyone who knows the opponent.

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It is a well-known fact that gossip happens, and it is not limited to the movie cliche’ of a group of women talking over wine or coffee. Men are just as guilty of doing it, maybe even more. All it takes is the right piece of information to reach the wrong ears to cause problems in the courtroom for you and your Daytona Beach Auto Attorney. An even bigger problem is when it happens on a social media network such as Facebook where it can be documented and shown in court. That is for another article, however, right now we talking about communicating either verbally or over messaging.

The best advice we can give you is to not talk about the case when not around your Daytona Beach Accident attorney. This even counts for talking to people you trust like your spouse or your best friend. They wouldn’t sabotage your case intentionally but sometimes words slip out carelessly. When asked about the case, just give people simple answers. Tell them it is going well, or say that it’s stressful, or ongoing, etc. Use words that are vague, and don’t include any form of detail with them. Once the case is over you can be more open about the details, but still don’t go too deep into them. The case is over, but the consequences can go on long after the final verdict. Some people can move on from things quickly, some can hold a grudge for years to come. Don’t provoke the situation and just let it fade away in time.

Before any of that starts though, you need the attorney to represent you. Rather in court or out of court, a Daytona Beach accident attorney can help defend you and get you the compensation you need. Rather from a motorcycle accident or medical malpractice claim, Rue & Ziffra is there for you.

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How to Act in the Court Room

Do you know how important a first impression is? How about the overall impression you give to people? While first impressions are important and happen fast, a bad first impression can be repaired if the ongoing impression is done right. If your first impression and ongoing impression are both lacking, it is going to hurt you in any endeavor you are a part of. This is especially true in a court of law. How we look and how we act can have an impression on the judge and jury. If our behavior or dress is bad enough it can even have immediate negative consequences. You could be held in contempt of court, which is the legal way of saying you are being disrespectful to the court. You can imagine your Daytona Beach attorney wouldn’t be too happy about it either. 

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   Not only does it make you look bad by acting inappropriately, it also makes the job of your Daytona Beach attorney that much harder. Even when you have the clear advantage in the courtroom, you still should not do anything to jeopardize your odds of winning. The rules of etiquette in the courtroom are pretty simple really. For a more in-depth look at them, you can speak to your attorney. For a quick run though, see below.

Dress Appropriately: Think business when you are going into the courtroom. A business suit is the best way to go. Button up shirt, tie, dress pants, all ironed out will do wonders for you. Don’t go for shiny or fancy, just go basic and functional. Make sure your hair is in check, no distracting jewelry, and always brush your teeth.

Be On Time: This is pretty self-explanatory and should go without saying. The best thing you can do is to show up at least 15 minutes early. Plan your trip before heading to the courtroom and give yourself extra time to arrive in case of traffic. This counts for being in the courtroom as well. When they call you to enter the courtroom, don’t hesitate, get inside.

The Judge is the Highest Authority: You should show respect to everyone in the courtroom, even your opponent. Above all else though, you should respect the judge. They are the highest position in the court and make most of the decisions. Refer to them as “Your Honor”, and be polite when addressing them.

Don’t Be Disruptive: This means that you don’t do anything intentionally or unintentionally. Intentionally is being loud, not listening to the judge, using your smartphone, etc. Unintentionally can mean chewing gum, your smartphone ringing during court, using a fidget spinner, anything that might draw attention away from the proceedings. If you do need to use something like a cough drop, ask the judge first before unwrapping one.

Turn Off Electronic Devices: Coming off ‘Don’t Be Disruptive”, turn off electronic devices or at the least put them on silent. This includes any watches you have that go along with your smartphone such as the Apple Watch. Under no circumstance should you pull your smartphone out? If you have a recording that contains evidence, your attorney should have it beforehand in a format appropriate for the courtroom.

Don’t Be Impatient: You might be there for a while. Court cases can vary greatly in length. You have to trust in the proceedings and go along with them. While this is happening, don’t do things to signal impatience like a sigh, check your watch repeatedly, slouching, anything to make it seem like you don’t want to be there. It can be seen as being disrespectful to the court and you might even get called out on it by the judge.

Ask For Accommodations: If you do need or desire some kind of accommodation, you can ask the judge for permission. For example, the fidget spinners and the fidget cube are more than toys, they are meant to help some people focus. You can explain why you require one and ask if you can be allowed to use one. The same goes with medication, cough drops, not being able to stand for extended periods of time, etc. Just don’t argue with the judge if they deny your request.

   While how you act in court might not make or break your case, it will make things easier or harder for your Daytona Beach attorney. Let them do their job and the entire process will move along faster and smoother. Rather it is from an automobile accident or a personal injury, Rue & Ziffra can help defend you in a court of law.

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