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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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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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VA Disability Attorneys

The last thing a veteran needs, wants or deserves is to be injured while in service to our country, receive an honorable discharge, then have to turn around and battle the government for your rights, the same government which you have been fighting to protect. The government can be an overwhelming burden when you are going up against the agency to fight for a claim to your benefits that has been denied. Don’t face the battle alone. On average, the first applications for veteran disability claims get denied, despite having sufficient evidence of a legitimate injury. It is best to go into the fight with a lawyer by your side at the start of the application process.

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What many veterans are not aware of is that you, as a servant to our country, are eligible to receive disability benefits from the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a veteran living in the State of Florida and you have been injured or had an injury aggravated during active duty or while in service to our country, you are eligible to receive disability benefits. However, it can be difficult to get your application approved by the department, and going through the grueling appeals process can be daunting. If you approach the department with a lawyer at your side, they are liable to take more notice of your case, and to take your claim seriously. When you go through a VA disability attorney in order to file a claim, the chances of getting approved upon your first application are much higher.

If you or a loved one is seeking an appeal for a benefits claim that has been denied, let Rue & Ziffra, VA Disability Attorneys, stand by your side. At Rue & Ziffra, we understand the hardship that falls on our soldiers and veterans while in the line of duty, and how devastating it can be to not only suffer an injury, but to struggle through the process of making a disability claim. The denial of that claim not only adds to your family’s financial burden, but it can add to your emotional and physical stress as well. At Rue & Ziffra, our team of legal experts are in your community and on your side. We are here 24/7 to answer any questions about your VA disability case. Give us a call today.


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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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Personal Injury Law Firm

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With the holidays behind us, it’s time to begin the new year. However, in the wake of the holidays, we too often see many cases arise involving personal injury or bodily harm. Whether from holiday excitement that got too out of hand, to the thick holiday traffic clogging up the roads and leading to injuries from auto accidents and fender benders, the end of the holidays do not always sustain the merriment and joy that the beginning of the holidays bring.

The holidays are a time that should bring together families, and the communities in which they live. But if you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, it can affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally. That’s why you need a competent lawyer who understands and knows what you’re going through, and one who will be there to walk you through every step of your case. You need a lawyer who will help you understand the details of your case, and who will see it through until you get the compensation you deserve.

At Rue & Ziffra, we are a personal injury law firm with years of experience in protecting the rights of the families in our community, because we are in your community, and on your side. If you have been injured in an accident, we are here to take your call and listen to your needs 24/7. Give our offices a call today.

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