The Importance of Police Reports in Car Accident Claims

If you were involved in a car accident and a police report was prepared, it is imperative that your Orange Park Accident lawyer obtain a copy of this report in order to properly investigate your personal injury claim. Useful Information The police report contains important information, including specific facts surrounding the accident, names of the parties involved in the accident, insurance information, identity of witnesses to the accident and any statements provided by the witnesses. Police reports also provide the officer’s own opinion with regard to the cause of the accident, any contributing factors, and whether safety devices were used. Overall, the officer who prepared the report is an important witness that can confirm important facts of the accident that your Orange Park Accident lawyer needs to successfully litigate or settle your lawsuit. When Police Reports Contain Damaging Information However, as useful as the information provided in police reports are, in some situations police reports also include errors or improper information that may ultimately effect the success of your lawsuit. If your Orange Park Accident Lawyer determines that the police report contains errors, it is imperative that he deals with this information and tries to have the police fix the mistakes prior to trial in order to prevent jeopardizing your case. Call Us For more information about the role police reports play in car accident lawsuits, call Orange Park Accident Lawyer John Fagan at 1-855-FAGAN LAW.

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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