Using a Scale Diagram to Replay the Scene of the Car Accident

One of the most important and useful tools for a Jacksonville Accident attorney to use at trial in order to create a visual image of the scene of the accident for the jury is a scale diagram of the scene of the accident. A useful and successful scale diagram will be one that involves details of the scene of accident, including cutout cars that demonstrate where the parties were at the point of impact that ultimately caused the accident. A scale diagram that includes the details of the accident will show the facts in an objective manner, making it relatively easy for the jury to understand. Investigators Can Create Successful Diagrams If your Jacksonville Accident Lawyer determines that it will be in the best interest of the case to use a map of the accident scene, then he should hire a private accident investigator to prepare the scale diagram. Private investigators have the necessary knowledge and experience in dealing with car accidents to create a detailed scale diagram that can accurately depict how the accident occurred. An experienced investigator will visit the scene of the accident to obtain details including, traffic control devices, street signs, light poles, manhole covers, and even cracks in the asphalt. Call Us To learn more about how a scale diagram will help your car accident claim and what is involved in the preparation of a successful diagram, call First Coast Accident Lawyers at 1-855-FAGAN LAW to talk a Jacksonville Accident attorney.

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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