Should I Contact the Parties Responsible for My Injuries?

Plaintiffs are often tempted to contact the parties responsible for their injuries, especially when those parties have lied about the incident. However, it is not a wise idea to do anything without speaking to your accident lawyer in Jacksonville, FL first.

Accident Lawyers in Jacksonville, FL Are Aware that Defendants May Be Untruthful

Unfortunately, most accident lawyers in Jacksonville, FL know that defendants may lie in personal injury cases. Call it human nature, but many individuals try to deny responsibility for what happened—even under circumstances in which they were clearly in the wrong. Sometimes, the defendant’s insurance company denies your claim because they believe the defendant and take their side. Under these circumstances, you will need an accident lawyer in Jacksonville, FL to help bring your case to trial.

Accident Lawyers in Jacksonville, FL and the Truth

In due time, the truth will come out and your case will be resolved. Your attorney will look into the events in question in order to procure witnesses and evidence that will reveal the truth of what happened. However, no matter what, do not contact the defendant in your case. Any comment you make can be misinterpreted or used against your case. This could potentially put your settlement in danger.

Contact an Accident Attorney in Jacksonville, FL Today

If you have been injured in an accident and have questions regarding your personal injury case, contact an experienced accident lawyer in Jacksonville, FL who can help. Call First Coast Accident Lawyers today at 904-278-1000 to schedule 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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