A Personal Injury Lawyer in Orange Park Discusses Settlement Negotiations

Your personal injury lawyer in Orange Park knows that a supervisor or a claims manager must give authority to the insurance adjuster to negotiate and accept settlement demands. Typically, for large nationally known companies, the adjuster is only granted authority for small increments of a few thousand to a few hundred dollars. Therefore, if adjuster inform you and your personal injury lawyer in Orange Park that they need to receive authority to move from $20,000 to $23,000, they are most likely telling the truth.

Case Discussion

The insurance adjuster may go over your case with other adjusters and supervisors, much like your personal injury lawyer in Orange Park may discuss your case with other attorneys in his or her law firm. Because all types of claims (from the frivolous to the catastrophic) are seen and discussed by insurance adjusters, statements that your life has been ruined by your back or neck problems will usually fail to impress your adjuster. Cold, hard facts that you and your personal injury attorney in Orange Park provide will impress your adjuster the most.
  • How much documented loss of income can you show?
  • How much have you paid in medical bills?
  • How many treatments of physical therapy have you had?
  • How many times have you seen a chiropractor?
The adjustor will not be swayed by rhetoric alone; he or she needs to know precisely how your life and finances have been impacted.

Contact Us

The legal expertise of a competent personal injury attorney in Orange Park can help you understand the different aspects of your personal injury case. Please contact attorney John Fagan at 904-278-1000 to schedule a free consultation.

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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