Just because a person is under oath doesn’t mean they’ll always be telling the truth. As your experienced Jacksonville accident attorney will tell you, there are many cases where the defendants have “stretched the truth” in order to avoid responsibility for the claims. It’s the role of your Jacksonville accident lawyer to uncover the truth. This will be accomplished with your testimony and the evidence.
Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands
Can a lie be turned around? It absolutely can with the right Jacksonville accident attorney on your side. Those defendant falsehoods could come about in the deposition phase. If you’re clear with your facts, then it might mean that your Jacksonville accident lawyer will have to move forward with a lawsuit in order to get at the truth.
The last thing you want to do is contact the persons or company involved in your case on your own. Your Jacksonville accident attorney will warn you that this could upend your entire case. Even if you’re not under oath or in a courtroom, any statement you make can be used against you. This is why all communication should go through your attorney.
Let Your Jacksonville Accident Attorney Handle the Case
Although it can be frustrating when someone doesn’t tell the truth, you need to let your Jacksonville accident attorney handle the case. First Coast Accident Lawyers have the experience to see through the falsehoods. Reach out to them today by calling their offices at 904-278-1000 to discuss your case. Start with the right defense.
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.
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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