The insurance companies are saying that all the injured parties fall under Florida law even though all parties are from Virginia is this true?
The jurisdiction where the accident occured is where any trial should occur. If you were in an accident in Virginia Beach,for instance, your case would be heard in Virginia Beach - even if you were from somewhere else and just here on vacation. There are some exceptions in certain types of cases where you can select a forum in advance, for example, but in a motor vehicle accident the law of the jurisdiction where the accident occured will be controlling on liability for personal injuries.
Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.
In personal injury cases, it is usually the case that the law of the place of the accident controls the case. You have a more interesting fact pattern since all the parties are in Virgina. Virginia courts probably have jurisdiction and so you can hire a Virginia lawyer to handle this matter for you. As always, do not wait to hire a lawyer as investigation need to begin and the lawyer can help with every aspect of the case. My Virginia Beach office is on Haygood Rd and we are always available for a free consultation.
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