Weakening Your Personal Injury Case

During personal injury litigation, defense attorneys and insurance adjusters will try to take advantage of every possible weakness in the plaintiff’s case.  That is why an Orange Park injury lawyer can be an invaluable tool in a claimant’s personal injury case.Orange Park injury lawyer   Settling Your Case
  • There are multiple ways your personal injury case can be settled.
  • An insurance adjuster and your injury attorney can resolve the case together, which means that your lawyer can control any information sent to the adjuster.
  • However, if you and your lawyer decide to file a suit, then a defense attorney can comb through all case evidence.
Case Weaknesses There are many types of evidence that a defense attorney can rifle through to uncover weaknesses in your personal injury case, such as:
  • Medical examinations and/or releases
  • Depositions/testimonies
  • Other documents
  • Interrogatories
A defense attorney will look for any previous incidents that can be tied to your personal injury case, any history of criminal activity, and alcohol use before and during the incident.  If there is anything that may damage your case, tell your Orange Park injury lawyer ahead of time to avoid weakening your case. Weakening Your Case
  • If you do not inform your injury attorney about anything that may compromise your case, your insurance adjuster will capitalize on these weaknesses to decrease the value of any future settlements.
  • The greater the weakness, the greater the impact it will have on the settlement value.
Contact Us Your personal injury case does not have to be perfect to reach a settlement, but you should always seek the advice of a knowledgeable Orange Park injury lawyer before letting an insurance adjuster exploit any possible weaknesses.  Call attorney John Fagan 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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