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 – Chuluota
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 - Chuluota
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.
About Chuluota, FL
Chuluota is pronounced "Choo-lee-oh-tah", meaning "Isle of Pines", "Pine Island", or "Land of Lakes and Pines" or "beautiful place", depending upon whom you ask. The pronunciation is a derivative of the Creek Indian word "Chuluoto".
Chuluota was first settled soon after the Civil War. Some of the area's first residents were from North Carolina who came here by ox cart seeking refuge from the war, and undoubtedly encountered Seminole Indians when they arrived. They found an area teeming with fish, deer, and
wild hogs. Orange groves, cattle ranches, a sawmill and turpentine production from the forests of pines were developed by settlers. A railroad provided transportation for passengers and goods.
Robert A. Mills, one of the early developers of the community, is credited with choosing the lyrical Indian name of Chuluota, which was possibly the name of the original Seminole village. Circa 1892, the name was continued by Henry Flagler, who created the Chuluota Land Company to sell land acquired by his Florida East Coast Railroad. Chuluota was originally laid out by Flagler and his Chuluota Land Company to compete with Orlando as the center of trade in the area. Following Flagler's death, the land plats were mainly unused until the 1950s, when a post-war housing boom began to take place. The houses were generally small, and were used by working class Americans seeking affordable living.
The Chuluota School was established in 1898 as a wooden one-room schoolhouse. In 1925, a more modern elementary school was built and was closed in June 1948. This became the volunteer fire station; since 1996, it has served as the home of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and is generally considered the community center.
Chuluota's survival was challenged by several events. First, the Great Freeze of 1894-1895 virtually decimated the thriving citrus industry. Next, development was stalled by the bust of the Florida land boom in the 1920s and Flagler's death, and was finally devastated by the Great Depression of the 1930s. Bit by bit, the population of the hamlet dwindled. By the 1960s, new developers made plans to revitalize the community.
Attorney John Edward Jones purchased property in the 80s and used them as orange groves until a freeze necessitated timber be planted on the property.
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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