How You Can Help Your First Coast Motorcycle Injury Attorney

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, a First Coast motorcycle injury attorney may be able to guide you through the process of suing the party responsible. Even though your attorney will be working hard to build your case, you will have certain responsibilities as well if you wish to prevail. Most importantly, maintain documentation of all of your medical bills and expenses related to the motorcycle accident, as well as any loss of income from having to take time off of work. You will also greatly help your lawyer by making sure to do the following:
  • Sign all forms your attorney gives you.
  • Be honest in answering all the questions your First Coast motorcycle injury attorney asks you.
  • Make sure to let your attorney know if you have a change of address or phone number, as well as any change in employment, marital status, or your physical condition.
  • Take photographs as requested by your lawyer, and keep the negatives and copies secure.
  • Notify your attorney of any witnesses who might be able to testify regarding the motorcycle accident.
  • Keep all appointments made with doctors, hospitals, and other facilities to work toward your recovery.
  • Carefully read all correspondence sent by your attorney, and promptly return all phone calls.
To secure the appropriate medical information, you will have to sign several forms because medical personnel will not release any medical or personal information about you without your written consent. It’s illegal and a serious violation of medical privacy to release information to anyone, even your lawyer, without a signed release. You will have to sign such authorization forms so that your lawyer can obtain the medical information that is relevant to your case. If you have more questions about how best to proceed with a motorcycle injury lawsuit, contact First Coast motorcycle injury attorney John Fagan.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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