Discovery

Orange Park Injury Attorney When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you and your Orange Park injury attorney will almost certainly have to go through discovery, which is when both sides request detailed information from each other about the case. Many personal injury claimants don’t like discovery because it forces them to reveal information they find embarrassing or which they think might hurt their case. However, it’s just part of the process, and your Orange Park injury lawyer will do his best to minimize the damage to your case. Discovery requests must be taken seriously and cannot be avoided. If your Orange Park injury lawyer tries to ignore them or refuses to comply, the defense counsel will likely send back a Motion to Compel with requests for sanctions by the court. If the defense counsel sends you interrogatories, your Orange Park injury attorney will advise you that you must answer them truthfully, no matter how much you don’t to want to admit to certain things. You may also find that the defense requests your medical records and files, and, yes, they are allowed to request those as well. Do not try to hide a previous injury or pre-existing condition from your Orange Park injury attorney; he needs all the information possible to work on your case. The insurance company’s attorneys have also seen plenty of claimants try to hide things, and they know what to look for. Don’t go into a personal injury lawsuit unprepared. Get the experienced help you need from an Orange Park injury attorney at First Coast Accident Lawyers. Call 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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