John Fagan is a Florida personal injury attorney
who represents clients in Orange Park, Jacksonville, Duval County and surrounding areas. We have listed our main areas of practice below; however if you don’t find your exact circumstances listed, please call us anyway. John Fagan has represented hundreds of clients over the years in all areas of personal injury and accident related cases.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover damages in the form of a payout from your insurance company or a damages award in court. In this article, First Coast car accident attorney John Fagan will give you a general overview of Florida car accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, just under 4,500 motorcyclists are killed every year in accidents, and an additional 90,000 are injured. By mile driven, motorcycles are far more dangerous than cars. A motorcyclist is 40 times more likely than a driver to be killed in a collision, and nine times more likely to be injured.
Tractor Trailer Accidents
In most vehicle accidents resulting in injury, you will try to collect damages from the person who caused your accident (or from their insurer). Tractor trailer accidents can be different, though, because liability is not always so clear-cut.
If you are injured on the job in the state of Florida, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to help offset your medical expenses and lost wages.
Social Security Disability
The most important thing to remember if you are applying for Social Security disability benefits is that most people are denied at the initial application stage, including many people with legitimate claims. If you have a physical or mental condition that keeps you from being able to work, you should not give up. More than half of claimants who appeal their initial denial until they are given a hearing in front of a judge are approved for benefits. An experienced First Coast Social Security disability lawyer can increase these chances even further.
Medical & Hospital Malpractice
A medical malpractice action is an action taken against a health care professional based on negligence. Medical malpractice actions most commonly involve doctors or physicians, but nurses, physicians’ assistants, or anyone else who provides medical care to a patient can also be sued for malpractice.
Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
If you are injured in a First Coast slip-and-fall accident, you may be able to obtain financial recovery for your damages if the injury was caused by someone else’s failure to use reasonable care in maintaining the property and preventing accidents. There are many possible defendants in First Coast slip-and-fall cases, but the most common ones are property owners, property lessees, and people responsible for constructing or maintaining the property.
Dog Bites and Attacks
The laws in Florida are comparatively favorable for dog bite victims. Some states have what is called the “one-bite” rule, meaning that a dog’s owner is liable for injuries only if he knew or should have known that the dog was dangerous. In other words, a dog’s owner will not be liable the first time the dog attacks someone, as long as the dog hasn’t displayed dangerous behaviors before (biting, growling, etc.).