Credibility of Your Medical Evidence

There are a number of circumstances in which the medical evidence in your Florida personal injury claim may raise undue suspicion from the insurance adjuster. These circumstances include the following:
  • There are issues with your medical care provider. If your doctor does not have a permanent office, or if the hospital he practices at has multiple names or has changed names often, the insurance adjuster will be suspicious that you are producing fraudulent evidence of your medical care. If there are any such discrepancies in your medical records, your First Coast personal injury attorney will need to account for them and preempt the adjuster’s suspicions.
  • You have received treatment that patients with your injury usually do not get. Insurance companies are always wary of claimants fraudulently inflating their claim with unnecessary medical procedures, and if you have undergone unusual treatment, the adjuster will probably scrutinize your case more closely.
  • Your medical expenses are not consistent with the property damage from the accident. Adjusters tend to erroneously assume that in a car accident, if the damage to your vehicle was light, the damage to your body must also be light. Any medical professional can tell you that this is not the case, but when you incur $7,000 in medical fees for a $900 impact, the insurance adjuster will likely become suspicious.
With experienced First Coast personal injury attorney John Fagan working your case, you can collect the money you deserve even if the insurance company is stonewalling you due to their unfounded suspicions. Call the law office of John Fagan today for a free initial consultation.

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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