Investigation Routines

A Jacksonville personal injury attorney can explain the tactics that an insurance company may use to investigate your case. One such strategy is conducting an activity check. Jacksonville personal injury attorney

Activity Check Routine

This type of investigation involves a claims adjuster acting more like a private investigator. He or she may “canvas the neighborhood” in order to learn about your habits. He or she may question neighbors about your physical condition and your daily routines.

Common Questions

Some of the questions that a claims adjuster may ask include the following:
  • Have you seen the claimant doing yard work?
  • Have you seen the claimant repairing his or her vehicle?
  • Is the claimant physically active?
  • Are you aware of the claimant’s alleged disability?

Effect of Investigation

Some of the information gathered during this type of investigation may not negatively impact your case or be admissible in court. However, if an adjuster learns that a claimant is physically active despite reports to the contrary, additional work may go into the case. The insurance company may hire a private investigator who can take photographs or video of the claimant engaging in these activities that can have a negative impact on the case. It can raise questions about your credibility and the validity of your claim. To learn about other investigative strategies, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney John Fagan. Call him at (904) 278-1000 to schedule a confidential consultation and to learn about the options available for your case.

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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