What Will My Dog Bite Attorney Do to Prepare My Case for Trial?

Severe dog bite injuries can cause victims extreme physical and emotional pain, as well as lead to ongoing psychological consequences due to the trauma associated with the event. If you have suffered such an attack, an experienced Jacksonville dog bite attorney can advise you regarding the process for recovering compensation for your injuries. Jacksonville dog bite attorney Settlements and Mediation   Your attorney will assist you in moving your case towards a settlement or mediation. The first step in this process is to select a target date to submit your initial demand to the other party. Next, you and your lawyer will decide whether mediation is appropriate and, if so, pick a mediator to arrange the meeting.   Preparing for Trial   If you case is going to trial, your Jacksonville dog bite attorney will decide whom to call as witnesses to the incident. Your attorney may also need to select expert witnesses, as well as prepare exhibits for trial. Part of trial will consist of conducting an initial exchange of information prior to formal discovery. Your attorney will draft and serve interrogatories on all adverse parties, as well as respond to written discovery (interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission) from adverse parties.   Contact Us   If a dog has bitten you, you have legal rights should be protected. These are just a few of the steps that your Jacksonville dog bite attorney will take in preparing your case for trial; there are, of course, many more factors involved in preparing a personal injury case for trial. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact a knowledgeable, dedicated Jacksonville dog bite attorney by calling First Coast Accident Lawyers 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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