What is the Value of My Personal Injury Case?

A multitude of factors determine the potential value of your personal injury case, such as the strength of evidence proving the cause of your injuries. At the initial consultation, Orange Park injury lawyers will consider each of them before deciding whether to accept your case and fight for your claim. Some of the vital factors of a strong case include:

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Physicians and/or medical facilities   Orange Park injury lawyers will want to know the names of the physicians and facilities you have consulted.  Did you see a chiropractor or orthopedic surgeon?  Did you go to a hospital or walk-in clinic?  Was a diagnosis made on history and examination or were x-rays taken?   Insurance   If you have no insurance, it is necessary that clear liability of another person exists who possesses assets or insurance.   Insurance contact   If quite a bit of time has elapsed since the incident and you have not yet contacted your own insurance carrier, Orange Park injury lawyers will want to know the reason why.  If you have not promptly notified your insurer of a potential claim there may be problems of recovery.   Item that caused injury   The product or item that caused your injury will need to be preserved.   Photographs   Pictures of the object that cause your injury should be taken as soon as possible before repair has occurred.  Pictures you have taken should be brought to the initial interview with your Orange Park injury lawyer, as it will give important information regarding the liability and damage criteria.   Other attorneys   If other lawyers have refused your case or if you have interviewed other attorneys without retaining them, Orange Park injury lawyers will want to know and may be hesitant about taking your case.   Referral source   A referral by one of your Orange Park injury lawyer’s respected clients will incline your lawyer to believe you are sincere in seeking his or her representation.   Insurance adjuster contact   A significant amount of effort and time may be saved if an insurance adjuster has already contacted you.  During your initial conference with your lawyer, bring the adjuster’s name and phone number.   If you have been injured and would like to visit with knowledgeable and competent Orange Park injury lawyers about your case, please contact First Coast Accident Lawyers by calling 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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