A Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney Describes the Magnetic Board

In this blog a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer addresses how a magnetic board may be used to develop a visual aid that will help to illustrate a traffic accident. Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Visualizing the Accident In order to visually demonstrate how the incident occurred, you and your attorney may use a magnetic accident board. This type of map is based on the information gathered by the investigator. This person provides the distance measurements, appropriate scale to ensure an accurate rendering of the incident with correct placement of vehicles and will also account for any changes that might have taken place between the actual incident and the time he or she took the measurements. The board is generated by companies that specialize in computer graphics and is an important tool that aids significantly in demonstrating the spatial relationships between the involved vehicles. How It Works The board functions like a map of the incident on which magnetized cars, also to scale, can be placed in order to retrace the events and demonstrate them visually. You can trace where you were, how you were proceeding, where the defendant was, where the collision took place and exactly how it occurred. If your board is marked with a grid showing distance, you can also demonstrate where each vehicle was at a given time prior to impact, establish line of sight and illustrate clearly that the defendant’s car was not positioned such that you could have had a clear view of his or her approach upon approaching the scene of the collision. Seek Qualified Advice If you were involved in a traffic accident, engage the services of a skilled, experienced personal injury attorney. Call the office of injury lawyer John Fagan at 904-278-1000 today.

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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