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Keeping a Town Running

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How do you keep a tourist town up and running? It takes quite a bit of effort on everyone’s part. Stores have to keep stocked with the product for both locals and out of town tourists. Since all that stock can’t come from Florida, it has to be delivered from out of state, in some instances from out of the country. Some stores have this done multiple times a week, such as Wal-Mart and Target. Some stores have their deliveries more spread out such as local stores. Then you have the local delivery trucks that can be running constantly to restock vending machines, special products, and the like.

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Behind the success of all this is the trucking industry. Trucks run day and night to keep Port Orange and really all of America running. You wouldn’t think it possible, but if all the trucks in America stopped for just one day there is no telling how bad the consequences would be. It’s not just the products sold in the stores either though. Even the gas we fill our cars with are all thanks to the trucking industry. They are what connects the farming world with the stores, delivering milk and other products to be packaged and sent out. It is one huge network of responsibility that rests on the shoulders of a few dedicated drivers. While there may be trucks all over the road, they make up a small percentage of the vehicles on the road, and yet they serve such an important role.

With that much responsibility on your shoulders, it means the job can get stressful. You have deadlines to meet, and when that deadline is literally on the other side of the country, you can feel the pressure. Combine this with being stuck in a truck for weeks on end and you wouldn’t be surprised that truck accidents happen. Truck accidents are terrifying ordeals. With such a massive vehicle filled with so many pounds of cargo crashing down on you, it is a miracle to survive such an incident.

If you are on Social Media, there is a good chance you have seen some form of truck accident, either a video or news story about one. Not long ago, Tracy Morgan, a famous actor, was involved in a very serious truck accident. He was seriously injured and others were killed in it. It was a story that was posted all over Facebook and all kinds of news channels. There are other sometimes comical truck accidents such as one that tried driving under a bridge that was too low for it, and more terrifying ones such as a gas truck going off the road because it has caught fire.

They also create potentially miles of traffic from the incident. Because a wrecked semi can easily cover multiple lanes, possibly even all of the lanes. Traffic is another area where accidents can happen, making the entire scenario that much worse. On the lesser end of the consequences, a store can run out of stock, deliveries can get backed up, products can get damaged, and the products have to be moved to a new truck. It is an all-around disaster for everyone involved, even the people who are miles away from the accident.

To help make this trying experience a little easier, Rue & Ziffra can help you get an experienced Port Orange Truck Accident Attorney to represent you in court. They will guide you through the process from beginning to end if you need them to. From the moment of impact to the end of the trial, Rue & Ziffra will be there every step of the way. Visit us at rueziffra.com to learn more or schedule a consultation.

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Out-of-State Accidents

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It is a well-known fact that people like to visit Florida for vacation. We have sandy beaches, cool ocean waves, and some of the best theme parks in the country. Not so well known is that some people actually leave Florida and vacation elsewhere. They drive north and enjoy some of the things you can’t really find here in Florida like seasons and hills. While it is great to get out of the state and see something different, there are some things you should keep in mind. For instance, let’s say you were visiting Tennessee and got injured in an automobile accident. Do you sue for compensation in Tennessee where you are visiting, or in Florida where your vehicle is licensed? There is the question of whether or not your insurance will cover you since you are so far from home.

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The insurance question is easy to answer. As long as you are in the United States or one of its territories, your insurance should still be valid. When you get insurance coverage for your vehicle, it isn’t limited to your state. Many of the major insurance companies also have offices in all 50 states, so you can still talk to an agent no matter where you are. When it comes to injuries and compensation, however, things get a little more complicated.

It doesn’t really matter where you are from when you get in an automobile accident. What matters is where the accident occurred. For instance, if you are from Florida, yet get in a car accident in the middle of Washington, you will fall under that state’s laws and have to sue there. If you live in Washington and get in an accident in Florida, though, you fall under Florida state law and can hire Rue & Ziffra to handle your case for you.  This is because of what is known as jurisdiction. Most people know the word from films and television shows when a detective “goes outside his jurisdiction”. Mainly jurisdiction is the area where law enforcement and politics have the right to make legal decisions and make judgments. We won’t go too far into the specifics of jurisdiction. The basic definition will be enough to answer the question.

Jurisdiction does have different levels. For instance, some agencies have jurisdiction inside of a city while some have it across the entire state. Since suing for injuries and compensation takes place within a legal court, the location of the accident gets jurisdiction over it. A court in Florida would have no legal right to make a decision if you get in an automobile accident in Washington.

If you are located in the Volusia County area or are visiting the area and get in an automobile accident, contact Port Orange Auto Accident Attorneys Rue & Ziffra to handle your case.


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Dangers of Assumptions

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When we are young, we have a pretty simple and slightly naive viewpoint of the world. It is only as we grow that we see the world isn’t quite what we imagined it to be. One of the major changes we are going to notice is the fact that not everyone is a law abiding citizen. Not to say everyone we meet is a criminal, of course, rather that not everyone follows the laws of the road. One of the biggest things we will notice is that an alarming amount of people don’t know how to properly use a turn signal. There are other dangers such as people deciding to pull out into the road, change lanes, or turn without signaling or checking for traffic.

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Because of this, an assumption can be extremely dangerous when on the road. You have to be a little bit suspicious of everyone when you are behind the wheel. You can’t assume that everyone is going to drive the right way. It is a good way to get in an accident. Luckily for you, if someone doesn’t signal their intent and causes an accident, it can be easily said that they are at fault. The bad new, however, is that it can still result in you being seriously injured. While it is good to win a court case, it is better to not get injured and go to court in the first place.

The best thing you can do to counteract this is to make sure you are a safe distance from other vehicles. It is typically best to keep at least three seconds between you and the car in front of you. To determine that distance, wait until the vehicle in front of you passes a stationary object like a sign. Count how many seconds it takes you to pass the same object. If it is more than three seconds, you should be a safe distance away from them. This way if you are behind a vehicle that makes a sudden change, you have enough time to either apply the brakes or change lanes without getting in an accident. Given certain conditions such as rain or night time driving, the more space you give other vehicles the better.

As we said before, however, not everyone is going to follow the laws of the road. This includes the idea of keeping three seconds between you and other vehicles. Some people won’t even allow three feet between you and them. While this is annoying and it shouldn’t be your responsibility, it is better to change lanes and let them be impatient somewhere else. It is tempting to go even slower to annoy them or speed up to get rid of them. Both can be equally dangerous and not worth the effort.  

If someone does cause a collision with your vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact Rue & Ziffra. We have years of experience as Port Orange Automobile Accident Attorneys.


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No One Likes Getting Injured

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No one likes getting injured, and some even get lucky enough to never be injured. Really though, it is hard to make it through life without some form of injury. While being injured is typically a bad thing, it does create a story for us to tell and commonly gives us a scar to show off. Never be afraid to show your scars either, for there was a time that scars showed you had survived your fair share of battles. Sadly though stories and scars do little when it comes to impressing bill collectors. You can spin the most fantastical tale of bravery, cunning, and endurance to a credit card company and they will still ask for your monthly payment afterward. So if you can’t pay in scars and glory what can you pay  It is hard to continue working when you are recovering from an injury, and if you can’t work you can’t get paid.

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When you are injured, you might be due compensation depending on the circumstances. The main circumstance that entitles you to compensation is when you are injured through another’s actions or inactions. This is the grounds for a personal injury case. Many times these cases are caused by negligence in many forms and can occur anywhere. If you slip and fall in a store because the floor was wet and a warning was not posted you are liable for a personal injury case. If you are using some form of device properly and it malfunctions in such a way to cause injury, you can qualify for a personal injury case. One popular example of this was when the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone was exploding and causing injuries to its users.

This extends to items and property maintained by someone else as well. If you are injured in an automobile or a boat due to someone’s reckless driving, they can be help responsible. If you are injured in someone’s yard even, because they did not keep up with their lawn maintenance, they can be held liable for the injuries. Many times these are also caused by accidents such as at sporting events. A tackle might go wrong and an injury might occur, or two players might collide going for a ball.

It’s almost scary all the ways it can happen, doesn’t mean we can stay safe in our home though. Especially since it is the second most common area for fatal injuries to occur. Plus that would just be boring, staying inside all the time and never going outside to see friends or family. Luckily there is still a good chance you won’t be injured, and if you are injured, you have Rue & Ziffra to help you out. At the law offices of Rue & Ziffra, you can get an experienced Port Orange Personal Injury Attorney to represent you. For fast results, have the Rue & Ziffra team’s number in your phone. (386) 788-7700

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Thrills and Dangers

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Motorcycles aren’t just an outlet to let down our hair and explore our wild, untamed side. Sure, a motorcycle can be a conduit for our inner free spirit. Revving up the engine, and riding free and uninhibited down the highway or interstate can be a way of letting down our normally wound-tight inhibitions. There’s nothing quite like getting up and going, to see where that endless road of possibility will take us.

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But with the wind rushing past at great speeds, it so easy to feel as if we are invincible and even easier to forget that we are not. One minor slip up while riding on the back of a motorcycle can lead to major repercussions. A glance to the left or right that lasts just a little too long. The buzzing distraction of a cell phone ringing in your back pocket. A distracted driver that you assumed had seen you signaling to change lanes but had been too busy chattering away on their cell-phone to take notice of you.

Regardless of the reason for the distraction, the danger of a motorcycle accident while riding on a busy freeway is very real. Motorcyclists may feel powerful while flying through the wind on the back of a bike, but the truth of the matter is, we are all human and we all have our limits. Sometimes, those limits, when pushed to the extreme, can end up costing us our lives, or the lives of our loved ones.

Rue & Ziffra, Port Orange motorcycle accident attorneys, are always ready and willing to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. If you need justice, let them seek it for you. For those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we here at Rue & Ziffra, are here for you. We are in your community, and on your side. We have been serving Port Orange and the surrounding areas faithfully for over 40 years. When you walk through our doors, rest assured that you will be receiving the best motorcycle accident attorneys that Port Orange has to offer. Give us a call today.



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