Maneuvering Around a Defense Attorney

It is pretty well known among Orange Park injury lawyers that defense attorneys will do everything in their power to please insurance carriers with low settlements for personal injury victims.  If you have been injured, it will not be an easy road toward receiving a personal injury payout. Orange Park injury lawyers Defense Attorney Authority
  • Insurance carriers ultimately have the authority to settle a personal injury case.
  • Many defense attorneys are familiar with the desires of the insurance carriers that they represent, and can most likely estimate the value of the injury in question.
  • One thing to note: your injury lawyers will overestimate the incident’s value due to many factors (such as the extent of the damages), but the defense attorney will always try to settle for a lower amount.
The Defense’s Strategy
  • The defense lawyer will sometimes settle for the amount proposed by your Orange Park injury lawyers if he or she believes that the defense will lose if the case goes to trial.
  • If the defense attorney thinks that he will win in court, however, he will probably go to trial instead of settling.
The Benefits of Settling
  • Settling is usually more convenient, less traumatic, and faster than going to trial.
  • A claimant may receive a slightly smaller settlement, but the benefits of not going to court outweigh the loss.
Contact Us   After reading the above information, it is easy to understand why personal injury cases are often very extensive processes.  But they do not have to be, as long as you choose the correct team of experienced Orange Park injury lawyers.  Contact First Coast Accident Lawyers at (904) 278-1000 to see if your case can be settled quickly and easily.

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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