Selling Your Story

Your personal injury claim is not just about telling a story or getting sympathy for what happened. You are also selling a product. The name of that product is damages. In other words, you are selling the fact of your pain and suffering with the help of your Jacksonville personal injury law firm. And as with the sale of any other product, the only reason you are selling is because you expect to receive financial compensation in return. It may be useful to think about your claim in this way. Provide Documentation To document your pain and suffering, you should have medical records that demonstrate how much pain you have suffered due to your injuries as well as what kind of treatment and medication you have taken to alleviate it. Your medical records should clearly list all medications you have taken along with their dosages. Anything that emphasizes how drastically the injury has impacted your life is useful. Similarly, if you had any injuries that resulted in the loss of use of a body part or range of motion, that should be emphasized as well. Adjusters are inherently skeptical of claims of pain and suffering. It is not enough to just say that you were in so much pain that you had to take time off work. The adjuster will likely want to see a signed statement from your employer stating that you had to take time off work due to your injuries. Find out how to make the strongest personal injury claim you can. Consult a Jacksonville personal injury attorney. Call John Fagan 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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