Attorney’s Evaluation Checklist

The following include some of the different factors your Orange Park injury lawyer will take into account when considering whether or not to take your case.

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Incident date   If you wait too long to contact your Orange Park injury lawyer, the statute of limitations may run out and you will no longer be able to sue. Or, if you decide to take on the case yourself, you may do things or make mistakes that are impossible or very difficult to rectify.   The cause of the incident   The cause is very important when determining liability. An Orange Park injury lawyer may not be interested in your case if you are the sole person at fault for your injuries. A lawyer may suspect that you may be difficult to work with if you are evasive or provide few about the cause of the incident; as a result, he or she may be reluctant to accept your case.   Venue   Your Orange Park injury lawyer will want to know if the incident occurred in the same (or nearby) county where his or her office is located to determine the convenience of trying your case.   Injuries involved   If you have not yet had a doctor examine the injuries you suffered, your Orange Park injury lawyer, as well as an insurance adjuster and the jury, will most likely not believe that your injuries are serious. Your lawyer will also want to know how well you can explain your injuries.   Current physical complaints   In order to assess your damages, your lawyer will need to know your current physical condition. Is your condition expected to get better, or is it stabilized? Will you need continuous treatment, or are your disabilities permanent?   Witnesses   For serious incidents, your Orange Park injury lawyer will want to interview any witnesses or have an investigator interview them as soon as is feasible.   If you would like to visit with a knowledgeable and competent Orange Park injury lawyer about your personal injury case, please contact John Fagan by calling 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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