Will the Insurance Company Settle or Dispute My Tractor Trailer Injury Claim?

If you’ve been injured in a tractor trailer accident, you and your First Coast tractor trailer injury lawyer will most likely have to deal with the insurance company of the person, persons, or company responsible for your accident. Whether the insurance company disputes your claim or tries very hard to reach a settlement depends on the degree of fault between the parties. If, for example, it is clear-cut that the insurance company’s insured is fully responsible and thus liable for your accident, then the insurer will double its efforts to settle a claim with your First Coast tractor trailer injury lawyer. However, there are certain circumstances in which the insurer will dispute your personal injury claim. These situations include:
  1. Claims where someone other than the insured person is at fault. The person at fault could have been you or a third party.
  2. Claims where the insurance claims adjuster doubts that you really have an injury or that you were injured at the level of severity that you claim. This is why it is advisable for you to keep meticulous records of your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses arising out of your injury. Documentation will bolster your credibility and support your assertion that you really do have an injury.
  3. Claims where either you or your witnesses embellished, made up, or lied about the nature of the injury that you sustained from the tractor trailer accident.
For legal assistance in pursuing a tractor trailer injury claim, it is important to find a knowledgeable and experienced First Coast tractor trailer injury lawyer who will advocate on your behalf and fight for you. John Fagan may be able to help. To schedule a free initial consultation, simply fill out the form on this page.

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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