New Smyrna Beach
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 – New Smyrna Beach
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 - New Smyrna Beach
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 New Smyrna Beach, FL
New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Its population is 30,142 in 2020 by the United States Census Bureau. The downtown section of the city is located on the west side of the Indian River and the Indian River Lagoonsystem. The Coronado Beach Bridge crosses the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Ponce de Leon Inlet, connecting the mainland with the beach on the coastal barrier island.
The area was first settled by Europeans in 1768, when Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull, a friend of James Grant, the governor of British East Florida, established the colony of New Smyrna. Dr. Turnbull had married Gracia Dura Bin (some sources give her name as Maria Gracia Rubini), the daughter of a Greek London merchant from the Ottoman city of Smyrna (modern-day İzmir in Turkey) and named the settlement in honor of his wife's birthplace, and the homeland of some of those in his future labor force who were Greek from the Mani peninsula. No one had previously attempted to settle so many people at one time in a town in North America.
After years of poor treatment and sickness, a majority of the population moved to St. Augustine, never to return to New Smyrna again. In 1887, when New Smyrna was incorporated, it had a population of 150. In 1892, Henry Flagler provided service to the town via his Florida East Coast Railway. This led to a rapid increase in the area's population. Its economy grew as tourism was added to its citrus and commercial fishing industries. Attorney John Edward Jones established a presence in New Smyrna Beach in the 1980s and continues to enjoy his personal and professional time in this “quiet beach town.”
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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