Callahan / Nassau County, Florida
Nassau County is directly north of Duval County - Jacksonville, Florida. Although close to Jacksonville, much of Nassau County is rural with farms, pine plantations and preservation lands. Fernandina Beach, located on Amelia Island, is a quaint tourist destination with many historic buildings, restaurants and shops. Amelia Island’s tourist destinations include the Amelia Island Plantation, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Fort Clinch State Park, beautiful beaches and many golf courses. The 2010 census recorded just over 73,000 residents in Nassau County.
Nassau County’s towns include Callahan, Fernandina Beach, Hilliard, Bryceville, and Yulee. The County seat is in Yulee, Florida, where Nassau County’s new courthouse complex is located. Nassau County still uses its historic courthouse in Fernandina Beach which was built in 1891. Nassau County is in Florida’s Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, which also includes Duval and Clay Counties.
There are two circuit court judges in Nassau County – the Honorable Robert Foster and the Honorable Adrian Soud. Previously, the Honorable Brian Davis presided over circuit civil matters in Nassau County; however, he has since been appointed as a Federal District Court Judge.
Personal injury cases in Nassau County usually result from car and trucking accidents. Because of the paper mills located on Amelia Island, there are a large number of pulpwood trucks travelling through the area. In addition, with its population increase over the last 20 years, traffic has become more congested.
There are special areas of concern for car accidents in the county, most particularly State Road 121 which parallels the western border of the county. Auto and truck accidents along this stretch of highway are unfortunately both common and often serious. On our blog, you will see multiple references to our concerns with this roadway in particular. A lot of car crashes occur on State Road 200 which carries a lot of traffic and is the main east west thoroughfare through the county. Highway 17 and Interstate 95 are the main routes travelling north and south and both have their share of vehicle accidents as well.
Our firm has handled numerous car accident cases in Nassau County including accidents that occurred on State Road 200 (also known as A1A); Interstate 95; Sadler Road; U.S. Highway 301; State Road 121; and South 14th Street.
Due in part to the amount of tourism, there are a lot of retail stores and restaurants in the eastern part of the county. This can give rise to injury claims including slip and falls, stairway accidents and injuries caused by foreign objects in food.
As much of the workforce is employed in physical labor, there are also a significant amount of workers’ compensation claims for Nassau County residents. Workplace accidents that we have handled in Nassau County include auto accidents, bus accidents, construction accidents, forklift accidents, falls, staircase accidents, and building code violations, to name a few.
Our firm’s founding partner, Greg Lawrence, lived in Yulee and worked at the Amelia Island Plantation just prior to entering law school.
If you have a need for an accident or injury lawyer in the Nassau County, Florida, area, please contact us for a free no obligation consultation. If it is not convenient for you to come to our downtown Jacksonville office, we will be happy to meet you at a place that is more convenient.