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Facts about Medical Malpractice

Daytona Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you have a serious medical concern, it can be traumatizing enough. Suffering a health scare can put you through the ringer when it comes to the state of your physical, mental and emotional well-being. When we become concerned over our health, the first people we turn to are those whom we look up to within the medical industry: doctors, nurses, and the medical personnel in charge of caring for us when we are sick and ailing. But what happens when those who are put in charge of restoring our health, are the very same professionals who cause our health to decline?

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Medical negligence is something that we don’t like to think about. We know it happens, we hear of it happening, and some of us have even seen its devastating effects. But like any other human on the face of the earth, we all tend to think, “that will never happen to me.” The cold truth is that it can, and medical malpractice is becoming an all-too-common tragedy. With the abundance of prescriptions available in the medical market, it can be difficult to determine the causes of the symptoms of the many diseases and to determine just the right medicine to prescribe.

When a misdiagnosis occurs, or a doctor prescribes the wrong medication, it can often lead to death, serious injury, or other health problems piled on top of a patient’s existing condition. It is not a lovely thought to consider, but doctors and nurses are more capable of making serious, life-altering mistakes than we would like to know. Because when we go the doctor’s office or to the hospital, the goal is to leave the facility on the right track to health and happiness, not on a downward spiral into an even more serious health issue that could have been avoided.

Rue & Ziffra, Daytona Beach medical malpractice attorneys, are a team of lawyers who care about the health and well-being of our clients, which is an aspect not often found in a law firm these days. Determining whether or not you have a medical malpractice case can be difficult, and that is why we strive to make ourselves available to you 24/7, to evaluate your case, to listen to your claims and to determine whether or not you are entitled to further compensation as a result of medical negligence. We are in your community, and on your side. If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured or died as a result of medical malpractice, give our offices a call today.

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It’s Like Riding a Bike

Daytona Beach Bicycle Accident Attorney

Daytona Beach is a city alive with beautiful scenes and plenty to see. Many of us get to see these scenes through a car window or share the view with others as we take a bus down Ridgewood. A few of us get to really appreciate the beauty of the city though, because we choose the healthier path and bike around the city. Bicycle riding isn’t just a hobby in Daytona Beach, it’s a part of many people’s life. Rather they ride their bicycle for work, for health, or just for fun, it’s a common sight to see them going down the side of the road.

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With so many bicyclists in Daytona Beach though, it is inevitable there will be a few accidents as well. Bicycle accidents are tragic because they can ruin perfect days, and maybe even perfect lives. There isn’t a lot of protection you can use when riding a bicycle. While a bike helmet can help prevent damage to the head, you have an entire body left to worry about. You also don’t get seatbelts on a bicycle. Not only do you have the impact of the vehicle to worry about, you have to worry about impacting the ground as well.

The sad part is, even if you follow all of the rules of the road, it doesn’t eliminate all chances of a bicycle accident. Many times, it is the most careful drivers and bicycle riders who suffer the most. In fact, a little over 800 bicyclists were killed on U.S. roads in 2015. That is only counting fatal accidents and not incidents where the bicyclist survived with or without injury. Each year, it is common to have at least 600 fatal bicycle accidents in the United States alone.

So what causes these bicycle accidents? There are numerous reasons why they occur. Sometimes it is the fault of the driver, and sometimes it is the fault of the rider. The best way to avoid accidents altogether, for both sides of the equation, is to know the rules of the road. One common mistake that is made, is not stopping at intersections. A bicycle is still a wheeled vehicle and must stop at any place a motorized vehicle would stop at, including stop signs and red lights. It also can not be stressed enough, to make yourself visible on the road. Even if it is just wearing bright clothing, or a bright vest, make sure cars can see you. Especially if you plan on riding at night or early morning.

Something else that is completely essential, for drivers and bicycle riders, is to make any wheeled vehicle a text free zone. Sure, you might think it takes talent to ride a bike and text your friends at the same time, but it can also take a life as well. This isn’t just for Daytona Beach bicycle accidents, but for all accidents. Texting distracts us and opens the way for all kinds of accidents to happen. Don’t let it be one of these accidents that convince you to put the phone down behind the wheel.

Like we said before, though, accidents can happen, even when you are following all the rules. So, what happens when you are in a bicycle accident? The first thing is to follow the basic rules of any accident. Contact the proper authorities to get immediate medical attention. Once you have been seen by a doctor and are recovering, it is time to make sure you get proper compensation for any injury or loss of life. While a Daytona Beach Bicycle Accident Attorney can’t mend your injuries any faster, we can fight to make sure insurance companies and guilty parties do not take advantage of you. This includes getting you compensation for medical costs, lost income due to injury, and any cost related to adapting to a disability caused by the accident.

Rue & Ziffra has had the honor of serving the Daytona Beach area for over 40 years. In that time, we have helped countless clients who have been injured in accidents. Rather it is an automobile accident, a motorcycle accident, or a bicycle accident, every case is important to us. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, don’t hesitate to contact one of the attorneys at Rue & Ziffra today.

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Someone Has to Pay

Daytona Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

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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Auto Accident Compensation

Daytona Beach Auto Accident Attorney

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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The Truth About Auto Insurance

  According to Florida State Law, you need to have at least $10,000 dollars worth of Personal Injury Protection and $10,000 worth of Property Damage Liability. What does that mean exactly? It means that if you are in an automobile accident, your insurance coverage must cover at least $10,000 of medical coverage and $10,000 of property damage, such as damage to the vehicle. For minor incidents, this is more than enough to cover you. Small collisions tend to not have many serious injuries and don’t do much damage to a vehicle. What happens if someone rams into you going full speed? Especially if you are driving a fancy new car?

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   It’s no secret that medical expenses are expensive in America. Just the ride to the hospital can break someone if they don’t have insurance to cover it. Depending on how far away you are and how much treatment you need on the way, the ambulance can cost over $1,000. Put that on top of the hospital room, the cost of medication, the doctor, any surgeries, and you have left that $10,000 far behind.

   When someone hits you and you go beyond that coverage, the rest of the money has to come from somewhere. It definitely should not be coming out of your pocket. This makes the person who caused the accident liable for whatever compensation there is left to give. This doesn’t just stop at medical costs though, this extends into areas such as lost income in all its forms. Lost income isn’t just the wages you lost from the injury, it also covers any work bonuses you used up. If you had five days of paid vacation that you decided to use because of the injury, those five days are included in the compensation. The same goes for any other form of employment benefits that you had to use.

   Don’t sit around and wait to find out where that compensation is going to come from. Take action today and contact Rue & Ziffra to act as your Daytona Beach Automobile Accident Attorney. They have years of experience handling cases just like yours and can get you the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Don’t hesitate, call (386) 788-7700 now.    

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