Steps Your Orange Park Personal Injury Lawyer Will Take in Handling Your Case

In handling your case, an Orange Park personal injury lawyer will review and obtain all pertinent information for your case, and ensure that you are also taking care of your own responsibilities.

What Your Orange Park Personal Injury Lawyer Will Review in Order to Evaluate Your Claim

Your Orange Park personal injury lawyer will begin evaluating your claim not long after meeting with you for the first time. This process will involve your lawyer reviewing the following information, and others as necessary:
  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • The location of the accident
  • Relevant statutory laws, which are laws enacted by your legislature
  • Relevant case laws, which are laws made by judges who interpret statu­tory law
  • All medical reports and medical bills
Your Orange Park personal injury lawyer may consider hiring an investigator to further evaluate the details of the accident.

Contacting the Insurer of Those Responsible for Your Injuries

In addition to taking the steps above, your Orange Park Personal injury attorney will also call the insurance company for anyone or any company that caused your injuries. After he has finished the initial investigation and contacted the insurance company, your lawyer will keep in touch with you to make sure that you are fulfilling the following obligations:
  1. Properly acting upon the recommendation of your doctors and other medical professionals.
  2. Making the maximum effort to recuperate from your injury.
  3. Giving your lawyer copies of all medical bills and additional expenses incurred as a result of the incident.
  4. Providing your lawyer with documentations of loss of wages from your job.
  5. Keeping up to date with all of possible witnesses in your case.
Your Orange Park personal injury attorney will obtain your medical records from your doctors by submitting the appropriate authorization forms. He will carefully go over every detail of the medical records and any applicable law that pertains to your case.

Contact Us

To speak to an Orange Park personal injury lawyer with experience in handling personal injury cases, please call John Fagan 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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