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 – Oviedo
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 - Oviedo
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 Oviedo, FL
The settlement was named "Oviedo" by Andrew Aulin when the first post office was established to honor the state's Spanish heritage.
Several people played a prominent role in establishing Oviedo's history. George Powell was an early settler who ran a large tract of land, referred to as the "Powell Settlement", which today encompasses most of the northern part of the city—including the downtown area. George Powell's friend, Henry Foster, was instrumental in transforming Oviedo's citrus and celery industry from obscurity to prominence by giving Oviedo reliable transportation to deliver its goods. He paid for a railway link to Oviedo and founded the Lake Jesup Steamboat Company. Agriculture was Oviedo's primary industry all the way through the 1940s. Foster was also responsible for establishing the Lake Charm area as a resort to entice visitors from the North to vacation in the winter.
A citrus-grower named Butler Boston is also credited for helping establish Oviedo's citrus economy by successfully grafting tangerine budwood to grow tangerines, as well as budding the succulent Temple orange from Jamaica to several Oviedo fields. Boston was so successful that he was hired to bud other Oviedo fields. He became a spokesman for the large black community in the area, and was especially devoted to improving their educational opportunities, and served as a local school trustee. He was also an accomplished bricklayer and oversaw the planning and construction of a new building for the Antioch Baptist Church. His legacy is noted today throughout Oviedo, in sites such as Boston Street, Boston Alley, Boston Cemetery, Boston Hill and Butler Boston Court. His home site is where Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is located. Its centerpiece is Lake Gem, named by the Boston family for a close family member.
Andrew Duda Sr., a Slovak immigrant, established a farm in nearby Slavia in the early 20th century. He left after failing to produce successful crops, but saved up money and returned in 1926 to try again. The second time, he was extraordinarily successful and his farm survived even through the Great Depression. In fact, in 1939, he was able to build St. Luke's Lutheran Church, which has since expanded into a large Lutheran community. The Duda family started a sod division in the 1970s that has since flourished and continues today. The west entrance of Oviedo cuts straight through the sod farm.
Oviedo made the transition from a rural hamlet, to a town, and then, in 1967, became a city through a special referendum. Five miles south of Oviedo, in 1963, residents learned about the impending building of a "space university" in the Orlando Morning Sentinel. Many faculty and staff members of Florida Technological University (now the University of Central Florida) moved into Oviedo, and new businesses and industry soon followed.
The adjacent Central Florida Research Park, originally established in 1978, has since become the largest research park in Florida. This has resulted in an exploding population with many new developments in recent years. As the city has grown, its animals have remained a part of the city's character. Although hogs can no longer be seen walking free, chickens and roosters continue to roam the downtown area and have become an Oviedo attraction.
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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