What Makes A Good Personal Injury Attorney?

Orange Park Personal Injury AttorneyA good Orange Park personal injury attorney doesn’t just see a case as a puzzle to solve or a client to bill. A good attorney understands that his job contains an element of salesmanship, as he has to package your story of pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages, and sell it to the insurance company. In other words, a good attorney is a willing seller of your alleged damages. Here are some ways you can spot a good Orange Park personal injury attorney:
  • Your Orange Park personal injury attorney takes the time to explain to the claims adjuster his or her theory of liability and provides full documentation of your damages;
  • Your Orange Park personal injury lawyer will try to raise the settlement value of your case through innovative techniques. For example, preparing a video of a day in the life of the plaintiff since the accident and can prove invaluable to establishing your claim;
  • Your Orange Park personal injury attorney is open to alternative means of resolving disputes and wants to avoid the time and expense of going to trial. Today, professional mediators and arbitrators are becoming increasingly common means of officiating disputes; and
  • Your Orange Park personal injury lawyer has a professional and mutually beneficial relationship with the claims representative. Your attorney is willing to meet with the representative to discuss your case openly and work together toward a reasonable outcome.
For more information on handling your personal injury case, call an Orange Park personal injury attorney at First Coast Accident Lawyers 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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