Volusia County and Flagler County Personal Injury Lawyers
Have you been severely injured in an accident in Volusia County or Flagler County? Did another person’s reckless or careless behavior hurt you? You may be eligible for significant financial compensation for the costs of your personal injury and the pain you have suffered.
Most accidents are entirely preventable if people acted more responsibly. When other people neglect their duties, cut corners to save time, or engage in dangerous behaviors, you may face the consequences of their bad decisions.
If someone else’s actions injured you, you have suffered a great wrong. A serious injury can have devastating impacts on your life, your future, and your finances. But you may have legal options that can help you hold the person who hurt you responsible.
No one plans for an accident. You not know how to move forward after your injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Rue & Ziffra want you to know one thing: You should never have to pay for the injuries that another person caused. You have the right to demand compensation through a personal injury claim.
The compensation you receive from your claim could cover the cost of the medical treatment you need and protect your financial future. Don’t rely on your insurance company to tell you what you should do. You need a personal injury lawyer on your side.
The Flagler County and Volusia County personal injury attorneys at Rue & Ziffra have the skill and experience necessary to help you hold the person or business who injured you legally responsible for your injuries. We are ready to fight for your right to fair compensation. We are dedicated to protecting your interests, and we will employ the aggressive, effective legal tactics it takes to win your case.
Whether you need a Flagler County personal injury lawyer or a Volusia County personal injury lawyer, you can expect professional treatment and exceptional service. Our personalized client care is the key to Rue & Ziffra’s success.
You may be scared and confused after your accident, but you don’t have to go on alone. The attorneys at Rue & Ziffra can help you navigate this difficult time. Contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation right now by calling our 24/7 hotline or filling out an online contact form.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Personal injury claims encompass numerous different ways another person or entity could cause you harm due to their negligence. Negligence laws help protect you after almost any kind of serious or catastrophic accident caused by someone else. Unfortunately, such injury-causing accidents happen every day in Florida.
The trial attorneys at Rue & Ziffra have years of experience pursuing personal injury claims for our clients, so we know how to protect your rights. Our firm focuses on providing qualified legal representation to people who’ve been hurt. We have the tools to help you win your claim, no matter how complex the circumstances.
Some of the kinds of personal injury we handle at Rue & Ziffra include:
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
If your injury does not fall into any of these categories, the attorneys at Rue & Ziffra may still be able to help you demand compensation from the responsible party. Talk to one of our personal injury lawyers about your injury today to understand the type of personal injury claim that you could pursue.
How Do Personal Injuries Happen?
When you get in your car, walk into a grocery store, or visit a doctor’s office, you expect that you will leave unharmed. You do everything in your power to keep yourself and others safe by obeying the law, taking precautions, and behaving responsibly when you are around others. Our duty to care for others’ safety is the unspoken agreement that allows everyone to live in a safer society.
Unfortunately, not everyone takes their duty to others seriously. Irresponsible drivers text behind the wheel, careless grocery store managers forget to clean up a spill, and thoughtless doctors prescribe the incorrect medication. These are all examples of reckless or negligent behaviors that could cause serious injuries.
Whenever someone fails in their responsibility to help keep other people safe, the outcome can be disastrous. Personal injuries are often caused by recklessness and negligence such as:
- Reckless, distracted, or drunk driving
- Inadequate job training
- Poor property maintenance
- Defective parts or machines
- Dangerous production practices
- Failure to provide safety equipment
- Failure to provide warnings about potential hazards
These situations are entirely preventable, and the people who cause them can be held liable for their recklessness. When careless behavior hurts you or your loved ones, the attorneys at Rue & Ziffra are ready to fight for your right to compensation.
Personal Injury Laws in Florida
Filing a personal injury claim in Florida comes with legal hurdles that could impede your ability to receive fair compensation. An experienced attorney understands the personal injury laws in Florida and how they could impact your claim. They can help you avoid the stumbling blocks that may prevent a full, fair settlement.
One law that could adversely affect your case is Florida’s comparative negligence law. Negligence is the legal concept which determines many personal injury claims. Your attorney may argue that person who hurt you failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent serious risks or harm to others, was negligent and is therefore liable for your injury.
Recovering compensation for an injury caused by negligence can be difficult due to the comparative negligence law. According to the Florida Statutes on Negligence, section 81, if your actions have contributed to your injuries in any way, you may receive reduced compensation for your accident.
When you are filing a personal injury claim, the at-fault party’s insurance provider may try to use comparative negligence against you. They want to avoid paying you the compensation you need because their goal is that of every business: to make money.
The good news is that you can still receive some compensation even if you are found partially responsible. Your lawyer will work to prove that the person who hurt you is primarily or entirely liable for your injury.
Unscrupulous insurance adjusters will use any tactic necessary to unfairly shift for your injuries onto you. A skilled attorney knows how to fight these tactics and prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of you during this difficult time.
The Florida statute of limitations for personal injury claims may also impact your claim. According to Florida Statute 713.23 (3), you must file a personal injury claim based on negligence within four years of the accident.
There are several exceptions to this statute that may make your deadline shorter. For example, wrongful death cases and medical malpractice cases must be filed within two years of the accident.
If you do not file your personal injury claim before the statute of limitations expires, you may no longer be able to seek full compensation from the person who caused your injury for the damages they caused. An attorney will help you understand what deadlines may apply to your case and make sure you meet them. At Rue & Ziffra, our goal is to seek the maximum compensation possible.
Can I Get Compensation for My Injuries?
When another person hurts you, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The compensation that the at-fault party may owe you depends on the severity and circumstances of your injury.
Your attorney will work to maximize the compensation you receive so that it covers the many financial burdens caused by your injuries.
Compensation for a personal injury claim can include payment for your:
- Medical treatment
- Rehabilitation services
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to personal property
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Lost wages and time from work
- Inability to return to work
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Lost future income
Full, fair compensation from your personal injury claim will ensure that you do not suffer financially because of another person or business’s actions. Every claim is unique. An attorney can evaluate yours and help you understand your right to compensation. Our attorneys at Rue & Ziffra can help you determine the economic and non-economic costs of your injury and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If another person hurt you or a family member, the Flagler County and Volusia County personal injury attorneys at Rue & Ziffra want to help you.
We understand how important fair compensation is to your recovery after an injury. We are ready to do everything in our power to help you get the maximum amount you deserve. We can start work on your case today with a free, no-obligation consultation. Take the first step by contacting Rue & Ziffra by phone or online.