People suffer injuries almost every day because of someone else’s negligence. Think about all of the car accidents that are reported and motorcycle crashes that happen, leaving drivers with damages and often fatal injuries. But this isn’t the extent of it – individuals suffer because of a doctor’s or hospital’s negligent care, nursing homes are found guilty of abusive and horrifying treatment of elderly patients, the disabled are denied disability benefits – the list goes on.
When you or a loved one suffers a personal injury, whether it be one of the scenarios listed above or another area like the ones on our practice areas page, you can be hurled into a period of confusing questions, hefty medical bills and mistreatment from employers.
Instead of fighting your case alone, you always have the right to seek legal help from a personal injury attorney. We sincerely hope you will consider Rue & Ziffra to represent you and your family, for many reasons including the ones listed below.
Our Attorneys Understand Your Needs
Our firm has been in your community for over 30 years. We have a staff of 8 attorneys and over 40 employees who live among you throughout Volusia County. We know what it’s like to send your child off to school, driving on their own for the first time. We know how confusing and scary it can be to find assisted living for a loved one or how quickly medical bills can stack up after an accident.
Each of us has been exposed to these situations in one way or another, but we have an advantage that many people in our community don’t have: we understand the laws and rights of the people after one of these scenarios goes wrong or after any type of personal injury occurs.
We are also familiar with the judges residing over your case, the doctors who are treating you and the insurance adjusters. We know what types of things these parties are looking for in your case and what they can decide as the outcome.
So, we will continue to be your neighbor, friend or fellow member of the PTA, but we can also be your guidance in times of legal need.
We Will Help You Receive the Compensation You Deserve
After experiencing a personal injury like an automobile accident or slip and fall claim, accident victims will more than likely try to receive compensation for their injuries and payment for their medical bills. As a result, these individuals will consult with their insurance company as well as the negligent driver and his or her insurance company to try to settle their claim on their own.
What many victims of personal injuries don’t realize, however, is that insurance companies often try to settle claims quickly. This means they will offer a settlement amount that will cover direct expenses and damages, but it may not be the maximum benefits a claimant deserves.
Unknowingly, the claimant takes the offer, signs a release and the claim is “over”. However, the injured individual may realize not too far down the road that he needs surgery as a result of the accident. He will soon realize that the cost to have the procedure will most likely exceed the amount he received from the insurance company for settlement.
This is why many individuals hire an attorney after being in an accident.
When you seek professional, legal help from one of our attorneys as Rue & Ziffra we will make sure you receive the total amount of benefits you are entitled to. Instead of rushing you out the door with a “low-balled” settlement offer, our attorneys and staff will analyze every avenue of your case to find areas of liability the insurance companies may miss.
Along with payment for medical bills and lost wages, we will argue for your right to compensation for pain and suffering, future medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of earning capacity.
We Have Over 40 Years of Experience
When you are involved in a serious crash or negligence claim, you should be able to rest assured knowing that your attorney is experienced and knowledgeable in the laws surrounding your case.
The law firm of Rue & Ziffra has been representing victims of personal injury throughout Volusia County for over 30 years. We have maintained our same main office location in Port Orange all these years, with additions of other offices in Palm Coast and West Volusia for our clients’ convenience. The majority of our partners have also been here since the beginning, growing with the community and learning new ways to fight for the benefits they deserve.
Our experience gives us an advantage over newer law firms, who may not have the resources to carry your case to its full potential. Both our staff and attorneys have learned best practices over the years, helping us to take on bigger, more complex cases.
We can Provide You with the Customer Service You Want
When individuals hire an attorney from a large law firm, they may find out that they seldom speak to their attorney directly, their questions never get answered and they are rushed off the phone.
At Rue & Ziffra, we pride ourselves on being just the right size to balance giving you and your family that personal customer service while still having the resources often found at larger firms. We don’t feel it’s beneficial to grow so much in size that we can’t provide personal attention to our clients.
After an accident, you deserve a legal team that takes the time to listen to your needs. With us, we will always put you and your family first and help you through each step of the legal process.
We Regard You as More Than Just a Number
It is often a disappointing but true reality to find out that other law firms may not want to take the time to get to know you as a person, instead of just a “client.” Clients sometimes find they feel even more alone and confused than before they sought legal representation, simply because their attorney won’t return their calls or the Case Manager assigned to their file rushes them off the phone.
At Rue & Ziffra, our team of attorneys wants to earn your confidence and the right to represent you and your family. We want you to express all of your questions and concerns as well as keep us up-to-date on your medical treatment. With us, you will not be a “number” but a real person who we want to get to know and help.