How to Best Assist Your Orange Park Personal Injury Attorney

You can depend on your Orange Park personal injury attorney to do most of the heavy lifting for your case. For your part, you must constantly supply him or her with documents related to your injury, such as medical bills.

Documentation to Give Your Orange Park Personal Injury Attorney

Your Orange Park personal injury attorney will ask you to provide any documentation of your medical bills, expenses, and loss of wages. You can additionally assist your lawyer by doing the following:
  1. Respond to phone calls from your lawyer as soon as possible.
  2. Read any letter or memo sent from your Orange Park personal injury lawyer.
  3. Honor all appointments with hospitals and other medical professionals.
  4. Save a record of expenses incurred due to the injury, such as medical bills and lost income.
  5. Maintain a list of possible witnesses who are qualified to testify about your injuries or the accident.
  6. Take pictures of items, if requested by your attorney, and keep copies and negatives of such pictures.
  7. Regularly keep your Orange Park personal injury lawyer updated on any changes in your address, telephone numbers, marital status, jobs or health condition.
  8. Always answer questions from your attorney truthfully and honestly.
  9. Sign any forms sent by your attorney.

An Orange Park Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Why You Have to Sign So Many Forms

You may feel overwhelmed when you have to sign multiple authorization forms, but your attorney will not be able to secure your personal information without signed written authorizations. In most circumstances, your doctors, medical offices, employers, and other organizations are forbidden by law to release your private information without authorization forms with your signature. Your lawyer will need your personal and medical information for the case, so you should sign all authorization as requested.

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An Orange Park personal injury attorney can guide you through the litigation process. Call the First Coast Accident Lawyers today at 904-278-1000.

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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