How Permanent Injuries Affect Case Value

Orange Park injury lawyersIf you were permanently disabled or disfigured in an accident, the value of your case will likely increase. It will be important for you to retain a team of knowledgeable Orange park injury lawyers who will assist you in gathering medical evidence of your injury to obtain a fair settlement amount. Permanent Injuries Increase the Value of Your Case If you sustained even a minor injury that can be deemed as “permanent,” the value of your case will be boosted. And if your Orange park injury lawyers are able to obtain a corroborating doctor’s opinion, you will most likely receive a significant settlement amount. It’s no secret to Orange park injury lawyers that damages or injuries that are “permanent” are game changers in a personal injury case. In many states the courts will give special instructions to the juries on how to consider permanent impairments. Even Minor Permanent Injuries Will Raise the Value of Small Personal Injury Case Even if your permanent injuries are not serious enough to result in high medical bills or loss of wages, your settlement value will still increase if the injuries produced permanent scarring or disfigurement. Savvy Orange park injury lawyers recognize that these marks are dramatically visible to the jury. Some examples of permanent disfigurement are:
  • Scars (juries will be more sympathetic to scars left on faces, especially on women)
  • Burns
  • Dog bite marks
  • Jurors who observe such injuries will be more inclined to award damages that are significantly more than damages for just pain and suffering.
What Should I Do if My Scar or Disfigurement Is Likely to Be Permanent? Your Orange park injury attorneys will instruct you to get treated by a plastic surgeon or specialist in order to create medical documentation of your permanent injury. He will also urge you to have a professional photographer to take pictures of your scar or mark. There is perhaps no better evidence your Orange park injury lawyer can use to prove your permanent injuries and obtain a high settlement amount than photographic evidence of your injuries. Contact Us The Orange park injury lawyers at the law offices of John Fagan will provide sound legal assistance and an assuring voice to plaintiffs who are coping with permanent damages from an accident. For a free initial consultation, call today 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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