What to Expect at Your Deposition in a Slip and Fall Case

Your Orange Park personal injury attorney will explain that there are many topics of inquiry the defendant’s lawyer will explore at your deposition in a slip and fall case. Among them: Was there any invitation or permission granted to you to be on the premises when the incident occurred? The primary issue here is that your legal status on the property may determine the defendant’s duty to you. Whether your status was that of a trespasser, invitee, licensee or employee, the defendant may have a correspondingly different duty, which may be greater or lesser. What were the weather conditions on the day and at the time of the incident? The temperature and precipitation if any may have affected either the premises where the incident occurred, or you, or perhaps both. Describe in detail the place where the incident occurred Your Orange Park personal injury attorney may at this point ask you to produce any photographs you may have of the scene or review those that may be provided by the defense. You will be asked to: • Describe the surface of the floor • Describe any furnishings or equipment present • Describe any objects on the floor • Describe any obstructions, either physically on the floor, visual or audible • Describe what you were doing and looking at immediately prior to the fall John Fagan, an Orange Park personal injury attorney, understands the complexities of personal injury cases and is here to help. Mr. Fagan offers a free, initial consultation to help you understand your rights. Call (904) 215-5555 today for an appointment.

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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