How Your First Coast Auto Accident Attorney Will Handle Your Case

If you are involved in an auto accident, you might be wondering how a First Coast auto accident attorney will handle your case. Here is some basic information regarding the beginning stages of an auto accident lawsuit: After initial exploratory interviews and discussions with you, your First Coast auto accident attorney will investigate your case to gather more facts and details. This usually means a review of any or all of these items: statements from witnesses, police reports, medical bills from all parties involved, medical reports, applicable case law (by judges) and statutory law (by the legislature), a possible visit to the scene of the incident, and even potentially the hiring of an investigator to further examine certain details of what happened. Your First Coast auto accident attorney will also contact the insurance company of whoever was responsible for the incident. Following all this, your lawyer will keep in contact with you to make sure that you are doing the following:
  • Following your treating doctor’s orders or medical advice;
  • Working to recuperate from your injury;
  • Providing your lawyer with all relevant paperwork, such as medical bills and expenses;
  • Documenting any loss of income from being unable to work because of your injury; and
  • Notifying your lawyer of potential witnesses to the accident.
Your attorney will use authorization forms to obtain copies of the relevant medical records and review them as they are received. If you have further questions concerning a personal injury incident, contact First Coast auto accident attorney John Fagan for a free evaluation of your case.

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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