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 – Orlando
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 - Orlando
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 Orlando, FL
In 1857, Orlando consisted of four streets surrounding a courthouse square. The fledgling village suffered greatly during the Union blockade. The Reconstruction Era brought on a population explosion, resulting in the incorporation of the Town of Orlando on July 31, 1875, with 85 residents (22 voters). For a short time in 1879, the town revoked its charter, and was subsequently reincorporated. Orlando was established as a city in 1885. The period from 1875 to 1895 is remembered as Orlando's Golden Era, when it became the hub of Florida's citrus industry. The period ended with the Great Freeze of 1894–95, which forced many owners to give up their independent citrus groves, thus consolidating holdings in the hands of a few "citrus barons", who shifted operations south, primarily around Lake Wales in Polk County. The freeze caused many in Florida, including many Orlandoans, to move elsewhere, mostly to the North, California, or the Caribbean. Mr. Jones bought and had citrus groves in Osteen and Geneva until the second 100-year great freeze. This property still has an agricultural purpose, but is now pine trees.
Notable homesteaders in the area included the Curry family. Through their property in east Orlando flowed the Econlockhatchee River, which travelers crossed by fording. This was commemorated by the street's name, Curry Ford Road. Also, just south of the Orlando International Airport in the Boggy Creek area are 150 acres (0.61 km2) of property homesteaded in the late 19th century by the Ward family. This property is still owned by the Ward family, and can be seen from southbound flights out of Orlando International Airport immediately on the south side of SR 417.
Orlando became a popular resort during the years between the Spanish–American War and World War I. In the 1920s, Orlando experienced extensive housing development during the Florida Land Boom, causing land prices to soar. During this period, dozens of neighborhoods in the vicinity of downtown were constructed. The boom ended when several hurricanes hit Florida in the late 1920s, along with the Great Depression.
During World War II, a number of Army personnel were stationed at the Orlando Army Air Base and nearby Pinecastle Army Air Field. Some of these servicemen stayed in Orlando to settle and raise families. In 1956, the aerospace and defense company Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) established a plant in the city. Orlando AAB and Pinecastle AAF were transferred to the United States Air Force in 1947 when it became a separate service and were redesignated as air force bases (AFB). In 1958, Pinecastle AFB was renamed McCoy Air Force Base after Colonel Michael N. W. McCoy, a former commander of the 320th Bombardment Wing at the installation, killed in the crash of a B-47 Stratojet bomber north of Orlando. In the 1960s, the base subsequently became home to the 306th Bombardment Wing of the Strategic Air Command, operating B-52 Stratofortress and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, in addition to detachment operations by EC-121 and U-2 aircraft.
In 1968, Orlando AFB was transferred to the United States Navy and became Naval Training Center Orlando. In addition to boot camp facilities, the NTC Orlando was home of one of two Navy Nuclear Power Schools, and home of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. When McCoy AFB closed in 1976, its runways and territory to its south and east were imparted to the city to become Orlando International Airport, while a small portion to the northwest was transferred to the Navy as McCoy NTC Annex. That closed in 1995, and became a housing, though the former McCoy AFB still hosts a Navy Exchange, as well as national guard and reserve units for several branches of service. NTC Orlando was completely closed by the end of 1999 by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, and converted into the Baldwin Park neighborhood. The Naval Air Warfare Center had moved to Central Florida Research Park near UCF in 1989.
Our location in the Orlando area began in 1971 with sincere hope and pure prayers. When Mr. Jones began his service in the U.S. Navy as a JAGC and certified Military Judge, his wife, Carolyn and he prayed that God would send their young family to NTC Orlando for the last two years of his four year commitment. His service began at the NAS in Corpus Christie, Texas. Relocation to Orlando took place during the Vietnam War and continued through Desert Storm. Now, in more than 50 years of service, Mr. Jones is one of the longest practicing attorneys in the State of Florida. With an office in Orlando, specifically in Baldwin Park, his passion to serve this area is still strong.
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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