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Posting on Facebook

Social media has really taken over the current day and age. What started as a fun way to connect with friends and share pictures has turned into a full-blown lifestyle and job market. There are now over 1 billion active users on Facebook, and they upload about 300 million photos every single day. Facebook has become such a powerful tool for connecting people that the Facebook Like and Share buttons are seen on about 10 million different websites. In fact, one day the Facebook social media site went down for maintenance and people actually called Law Enforcement about it. While these numbers are definitely impressive they don’t even count other social media entities like Instagram and Snapchat.

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While it is great that something like Facebook or Instagram can connect so many people there are some risks involved with it. When you create a profile, it is a profile that almost anyone can access. Any information or photos you place on Facebook and Instagram can be seen by the billions of users. For a business, this is a wonderful thing, for a personal profile though it can cause some problems, maybe even legal ones. Some of these problems are just based around drama with an ex-boyfriend looking at your profile, family problems, etc. Some actually have effects on the real world, however. One example seen rather commonly in the news is how an offensive post caused someone to lose their job.

The list of problems doesn’t stop there however, they can actually flow over into the courtroom. Every post you put on Facebook or Instagram has a time, a date, and sometimes even a location. Facebook has the option to tag a business or location in your posts. Even if you opt out of doing this, any photos you post might reveal location in them. The entire timeline on Facebook and Instagram tells a story, and it better match the story that you are telling the courtroom. If you say that an automobile accident has left you injured making it difficult to get around while your Facebook is filled with photos of beach trips and party nights, you are going to get some suspicious glances.

We are not saying you can’t post to Facebook and Instagram during a court case, just that you need to be careful with how you do it. If you want to post some beach photos after suffering injuries in an automobile accident, make sure you show the difficulty you have in moving around. If you are in a wheelchair show someone having to push you across the sand, or how you have to sit if a body part is in a cast. Mainly showing that while it is something fun you are doing, you are still limited by any injuries received. This goes with anywhere you go, don’t be afraid to have your clothes in the photo, or add something about the injuries or accident in the post.

If you are not sure if something is safe to post then don’t post it. For the time being it is better to just play it safe and not make the job of your Port Orange automobile accident attorney any harder. We know it can be hard not to go posting on social media, we do it all the time both for our law firm and for our own personal lives. There are a few steps you can take to also make it a little harder for people you don’t want snooping around your Facebook to find you. You can set your privacy settings to Private, or Friends Only meaning only people who are friends with you on Facebook can see what it is you post or even find your profile. While this is a strong step in keeping your social media profiles out of the courtroom, it is still recommended you be safe about what you post.

If you have more questions about what to do for your case or need an attorney to handle your case, contact Rue & Ziffra today at 1-800-526-4711.

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Dangerous Interstates

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In Volusia County, we have quite a few things to be proud of. We boast about having the World’s Most Famous Beach, we host one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country, and two of the most dangerous interstates in the country can be found here. Okay, so we can’t really be proud of that last part, but that doesn’t make it any less true. I-95 is considered the most dangerous interstate in the entire country, which honestly is not too surprising. Even though it runs through almost every city in Volusia County, from Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach all the way up past Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, we are just a tiny part of I-95. The majority of it runs up through the rest of Florida and all the way to the edge of Maine, where it becomes Canada’s Route 95. Our little section sees plenty of accidents though, especially in the areas between South Daytona and Ormond Beach, where quite a few exits are found in close proximity.

The other most dangerous interstate is, as many have most likely guessed, I-4. I-4 is an interesting interstate because it is so short, yet so well known. If you travel from its beginning in Daytona Beach to it’s end in Tampa, without encountering traffic, it would only take about 2 hours. All along I-4, however, you are going to find delays in the form of traffic accidents, construction, and really just random patches of traffic. In some parts of I-4, especially in the heart of Orlando, you will find constantly changing numbers of lanes, exits built on top of exits, and plenty of drivers trying to navigate it all. Other smaller areas such as Sanford and Altamonte Springs will also have its fair share of traffic problems. Sometimes you will find yourself waiting in stop and go traffic for just a couple of minutes, while other times you will be sitting still for half an hour.

Not everyone on I-4 is all that patient though. When the traffic is bad enough, you might find some drivers treating it like a Mad Max film. They will take the smallest openings possible, cut off other drivers, and even take to the shoulders and exit lanes to gain a few spaces. They think they are crafty until they slip up and get in an accident, creating even more of the traffic they were trying to outsmart. Luckily traffic creates slower speeds and therefore smaller traffic accidents. In the more free flowing areas, however, the automobile accidents become much more severe. Speed limits can get as high as 60 and 70 miles per hour, and it only takes a small bump to create a large mess.

Even though most accidents don’t actually happen here in Volusia County, they are still a large problem for us. Mainly because so many from Volusia County use I-4 to get around Florida. Many of the big events that take place in the state tend to be in Orlando, from concerts to sporting events. So many people here take I-4 because it is a quicker, more direct route to Orlando, and it doesn’t have tolls like the 417 and 408. Many people are more than happy to brave I-4 and it’s traffic to avoid spending the money in tolls.

The same can be said for I-95 since it is the easiest for people to get around Volusia County quickly, it sees constant use. It is difficult to avoid either interstate and still get around to jobs and appointments on time. So Rue & Ziffra make it a point to show diligence when it comes to being Volusia County automobile accident attorneys. We help to represent countless clients each year who face injuries and damages from automobile accidents. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you find yourself involved in an automobile accident. As soon as you get medical treatment, pick up the phone and dial 1-800-526-4711. If you haven’t been involved in an accident, put our number in your contacts. It never hurts to be prepared.

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Port Orange Wrongful Death Attorney

When a death occurs, it has a devastating emotional, physical, mental, and even sometimes financial effect on the family. A senseless death that occurs as a result of the negligence of another, one that could have been avoided, can have an often indescribable effect on the family and loved left behind. When a death occurs as a result of negligence on the part of another, it is known as a wrongful death, and those surviving family members and loved ones who are left to suffer emotionally and financially have the right to make a wrongful death claim.

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A wrongful death suit is a civil lawsuit filed by the surviving family members of the deceased that seeks damages and financial compensation from the responsible party for the loss of their loved one. The process of filing a wrongful death suit can be a long and often daunting experience, especially for those family members who are struggling emotionally with the unnecessary loss of the loved one who has been tragically taken from them.

It can be difficult to prove a wrongful death claim. The death must have occurred as the result of an incident or accident which occurred due to the fault or negligence of another. Your loved one’s death must be proven to have occurred as a direct result of the accident, and you must be able to prove that the death has directly affected you and your family financially. Dealing with the death of a loved one can be painful enough, without the stress of dealing with the courts. Don’t face the fight alone.

Rue & Ziffra, Port Orange wrongful death attorneys, are here to stand by your side, and fight to get the compensation that you deserve. At Rue & Ziffra, we understand the trauma that can wreak havoc on the surviving members of the deceased’s family, and how much of a financial burden that a fatal accident can leave behind in its wake. Don’t endure this hardship alone. We are here 24/7 to answer your call and any questions you may have about making a wrongful death claim. Give our offices a call anytime, day or night, at 1-800-526-4711.


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Nursing Home Abuse in Port Orange

When a loved one comes of age, friends and family members take great care when it comes to selecting a nursing home facility. We want to know that those who matter most to us are going to receive the best possible care as their lifespan reaches the golden years, especially if those loved ones took great care for us and helped us to grow into the successful adults that we are today. As we choose a nursing home for our loved ones, it is our expectation that we are choosing a facility in good confidence, one that will administer adequate and conscientious care to our loved ones.  

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A nursing home facility is held to a standard of care that ensures that the medical and nursing professionals employed at the facility will perform their duties to care for and protect the safety of the residents with the utmost diligence. Unfortunately, these terms are often violated, more often than we realize or may want to know. Abuse and negligence often occur within a nursing home facility, leading to conditions such as malnourishment, and to the serious or sometimes fatal injury of the patient.

If you or a loved one resides in a nursing home in the State of Florida, you have rights that you may not be aware of. You have the right to have your individual dignity maintained and to be respected by those placed in charge of your care. If a nursing home facility violates the standard of care, the facility can be held responsible. When a patient has been victimized and injury or death occurs, the patient or the patient’s family is entitled to make a claim for damages. These damages can also include punitive damages for the emotional pain and suffering of the victim or the victim’s family.

At Rue & Ziffra, Port Orange nursing home abuse attorneys, we understand the need for our loved ones to be kept safe and to be well taken care of, and we understand the devastation that the victims of nursing home abuse and their families suffer when these expectations are violated. We care about the residents of our community and want to see the health and wellness of our elders maintained to the highest standard. We are on your side, and here to fight for your rights. Give us a call today. We are here for you, 24/7, to meet your needs and to answer any questions you may have about your case.


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Hiring a Disability Attorney in Port Orange

When you’ve suffered an accident or a medical tragedy that has rendered you disabled, and therefore unable to continue working and providing for your family. The last thing that you want to do is battle against the government for your rights. The government can be an intimidating enemy to face alone. On average, the first applications for disability to the social security administration get denied right off the bat. It is best to go into the fight with a lawyer by your side before you go through the trouble of submitting your initial application.

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When you approach the social security administration with a lawyer at your side, the administration is liable to sit up and pay more attention to your case. They see you as an individual who is serious about their following through with their claim, and in the event of an application denial, will come back to fight again and again until your application is accepted. Going into the application process equipped with a lawyer to fight for your rights cuts to the chase, and straight through the red tape.

If you are an individual residing in the State of Florida who has been rendered medically disabled, you are eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. With as grueling as the application process can be, many applicants are denied their right to benefits, even after submitting sufficient proof of their disability and wind up facing an even more daunting, drawn-out challenge of an appeals process. Don’t fight the administration alone. Focus on your recovery, and let the experts at Rue & Ziffra fight for you.

If you or a loved one is seeking an appeal for a benefits claim that has been denied, let Rue & Ziffra, Port Orange Social Security Disability Attorneys, stand by your side. At Rue & Ziffra, we understand the hardship that falls on individuals who are unable to work due to an accident or injury that is out of their hands. We may not be able to help in your healing process, but we as a team of legal experts can help to ease the added stress and financial burden of struggling through a disability claim. We are on your side and here to answer your questions 24/7. Give us a call today.

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