What is a Personal Injury Accident?
Personal Injury involves any bodily or psychological injury inflicted on another by a responsible person or party. Negligence cases determine two things: liability of the at-fault party (aka defendant) and the damages sustained to the injured person or party (aka plaintiff). The most common example of a negligence case is a car accident / crash involving two or more vehicles where one party is considered at fault. Negligence occurs when the liable party has not acted reasonably or performed duties that would ensure the safety of others. John Edward Jones has been practicing law for more than 50 years, an accomplishment that very few attorneys can truthfully state, and has the experience to win your case. He will work with you to determine the damages done in your accident or malpractice case and fight for your due compensation.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
During our free consultation and case signup, we will assesses the strength of your case, collect evidence and necessary documentation. Within 24 hours, we will affectively and professionally communicate with the at-fault party or insurance company and begin our fight for the appropriate amount of compensation. In the early stages of your case, we will also advise you of foreseeable legal risks, including insurance limitations and possible defenses. After extensive communication, our team will submit evidence and legal paperwork as well as work closely with appropriate medical providers to complete your case. Our job is to fight for just compensation due you for injuries caused by the at-fault person or party.
Car Accident Lawyer – Apopka
What to do when you are in an accident:
Step 1: Stop Immediately and Turn Vehicle Off, do not block road.
Step 2: Determine Injuries and Call for Police Assistance
Step 3: Get Information for Other Drivers and Take Photos of Damages
Step 4: Call John Edward Jones at 407-834-5700
Car Accident Statistics - Apopka
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 401,170 car crashes in 2021. Approximately 40% had injuries with 3,763 resulting in death. Regrettably, Florida ranks as one of the most dangerous states to drive and has far too many drivers not carrying sufficient insurance coverage.
Who’s Liable in a Car Accident?
• Other Driver: typically, another driver’s actions are at least partially if not wholly responsible for an auto accident.
• Construction Company/DOT: If a construction company fails to comply with code, making roadways unsafe, they could be responsible for your accident.
• Vehicle Manufacturer: If a car’s safety mechanisms fail or have a known defect, the manufacturer could be liable.
• Rental Car company: If your accident occurred while using a rental car, it is important to make sure the company followed all safety precautions.
• Comparative Negligence: Even if you are partly at fault for the accident, you can still recover part of the damages.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when negligence occurs and someone can be held responsible for the death of an individual. Unlike traditional personal injury cases, a wrongful death accident case must be filed by a family member on behalf of the deceased. Most often spouses or children file the suit, though in certain circumstances others such as grandparents, parents, siblings, or financial dependents can file suit. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Florida is typically two years from the date of death. However, there are numerous exceptions and limitations. If your loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, intentional act or recklessness, you may be able to file a wrongful death accident claim.
Causes of Wrongful Death
• Car Accidents
• Medical Malpractice
• Defective Products
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Slip and Fall Accidents
• Pedestrian Accidents
About Apopka, FL
Apopka comes from Seminole word Ahapopka for "Potato eating place". Apopka is often referred to as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World" due to the extensive Greenhouse nurseries there. Early settlers were attracted to the Apopka area of Northwest Orange County by the rich lands, many lakes, and abundant water from two large springs – Rock Springs and Clay Springs (now named Wekiwa) – as well as the accessibility to the St. John’s waterway via the Wekiwa River. The bounty land granted to soldiers of the Seminole War was a clear inducement while others bought their land @$1.25 an acre under the Act of Congress (1820).
The migration began following Florida’s attaining statehood in 1845. By 1856 there were enough members of the Masonic Order to form a lodge. Orange Lodge #36 F & AM received its warrant from the Grand Lodge of Florida in December 1856. The group had nine members living over a wide area and meeting once a month near Altamonte. By 1959 their permanent home was the temple erected in what is now present-day Apopka. For the next sixteen years this community was called “The Lodge” as noted by early maps and records. In the 1870’s, Apopka was one of the most thriving settlements of the county. When the county seat was to be made more accessible and moved from Enterprise on Lake Monroe, there was every reason to believe The Lodge with its available transportation via the Wekiwa River would be a logical choice, “Out politicked”, the vote went to Jernigan and the county government was established in that area, now re-named Orlando. Apopka City, as it was soon called, continued to develop the agricultural tradition still foremost in our economy. Apopka was incorporated in 1919 with a mayor/council government. As the only incorporated town in the northwest part of the county, it is today, the center for schools, churches, businesses, banking and medical facilities serving the communities of Plymouth, Zellwood, Piedmont, and Lake Apopka.
Back to Top
Beautiful Lake Apopka