Sometimes where a case should be filed is simple and sometimes it is not. Generally speaking the action can be filed in the County and State where the accident occurred. This is particularly true of negligence actions such as Automobile accidents and Premises liability cases. For example if you live in Michigan and are on your way to Florida and are involved in an accident in Cleveland, Ohio, then the lawsuit generally has to be filed in Cleveland, Ohio. It can sometimes also be filed in the State that the defendant lives or does business depending on certain legal facts. There are some legal exceptions to these general rules so it is always important to immediately consult with a qualified attorney about the facts of your particular case.
How do I get a good Injury attorney in a State other then the State of Michigan?
There are several ways to get a qualified lawyer in a different State then you live. The best way, however, is to contact a lawyer you trust and ask them to help you find a lawyer in the State you need to bring your case. That lawyer can help you by both giving you advise as to where you need to file your lawsuit and can help you find a qualified lawyer in that State. Lawyers that do personal injury belong to national organizations and know the best methods to find a lawyer that is best suited for your case. The lawyer can call and talk to the lawyer in the other State and discuss your case and make sure they are qualified to handle it. There is no prohibition for a Michigan attorney to find you a lawyer in another State, even your own. Contact our offices even if you are in another State and we can discuss finding you an attorney in your State.
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