What an Orange Park Accidents Lawyer Does

Although the vast majority of personal injury cases do not go to trial, an experienced Orange Park accidents lawyer will handle your case with a trial as the ultimate resolution in mind. Typically, the process is as follows. Initial steps The first interview with the client is where it begins. If that contact goes well and it seems both parties are willing to work together, the following will occur: 1. A letter of engagement will be forwarded to the client which will include all that was discussed at the interview and memorialized in a written retainer agreement. 2. Once signed and whatever required terms are fulfilled, your Orange Park accidents lawyer will begin his work. Pre-suit legal matters 1. Determine the correct jurisdiction and venue in which to file the case 2. Determine when the statute of limitations expires to ensure the filing deadline is not missed 3. Obtain exact legal name and address for all adverse parties 4. Give all government, medical and/or other statutory notices required Preliminary case investigation Your Orange Park accidents lawyer knows there is a direct correlation between the thoroughness of the case investigation and the dollar amount of the recovery. Issues include: 1. Obtaining copies of any statements made by the client 2. Obtaining official reports of the incident 3. Inspecting the scene of the incident 4. Obtaining insurance coverage information from the client and the adverse party Preparing for trial Based upon the results of the preliminary case investigation, some or all of the following will be necessary: 1. Instruct the client to seek medical care and mitigate damages 2. Give the client a list of items to accomplish or gather 3. Retain and consult expert witnesses, as appropriate, on issues such as liability and/or damages 4. Prepare a witness list, determine which witnesses need to be interviewed and interview them John Fagan, an Orange Park accidents lawyer, understands how much a personal injury accident impacts your life. He is here to help you recover all that you have lost. Mr. Fagan offers a free, no-obligation initial consultation by calling (904) 215-5555. Call 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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