How an Accidents Lawyer in Orange Park Prepares Your Case for Trial

Although most cases will end up in a settlement, it is a fact that you will receive a higher settlement offer if your accidents lawyer in Orange Park is ready, willing and able to go to trial.  Two fundamental aspects of trial preparation involve the evidence and the damages. Preparing the evidence Your lawyer will: Obtain photos of the scene of the incident, including the vehicles or products involved, the client’s injuries and the client’s other damages
  • Preserve all physical evidence for use as exhibits
  • Send an evidence preservation letter to opposing counsel
  • Meet and confer with opposing counsel to exchange information and agree to preserve and exchange any electronically stored evidence
Establishing the damages Liability is one issue, but the dollar value of your recovery will depend on the proof of your damages.  Your lawyer will:
  • Obtain the client’s complete medical file
  • Prepare a detailed list of all medical expenses
  • Obtain all property damage documentation
  • Obtain a complete record of all loss of income and other benefits
  • Prepare a complete list of witnesses and subpoena those witnesses for trial
John Fagan, an accidents lawyer in Orange Park, understands the issues that come into play in a personal injury case. Ultimately, the ability to prevail in a trial is the best way to insure you are compensated for all that you have lost. Every case should be handled as if trial were inevitable.  Mr. Fagan provides a complimentary consultation to explain the process. Call (904) 215-5555 today.

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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