Friday, July 15, 2011

Seattle Injury Lawyer - Injured in One State, Live in Another


Personal injury attorney Jason Epstein continues his series on personal injury law FAQs. In this article, Jason talks about how you can settle a property damage claim separately from your injury claim.



Sometimes I’m asked: what happens if I am injured in Washington, but live in another state?



The general rule is, you want to hire an attorney that is in the state where your accident occurred. In order to file a lawsuit related to an accident, it has to be in one of two places; either where the defendant in the lawsuit resides, or where the accident occurred. Generally, though, you should file a lawsuit where the accident occurred. That means that if your accident occurred in Washington, a subsequent lawsuit would need to be filed in Washington, which means you would be best suited by having an attorney in Washington. Same if the situation is vice versa. If you live in Washington, but you have an auto accident in California, sure you can speak with an attorney in Washington, but more than likely, they will have to refer you to someone in California.



If you are injured in a state that is different than the one you live in, you may not know where to start when looking for an attorney. If you would like information on how to see past lawyer advertisements and hire a lawyer that is right for you, check out my book on lawyer advertising. You can find this book for free on the Premier Law Group website.



For more information from experienced Bellevue car accident lawyer, Jason Epstein, check out the Premier Law Group website, or give him a call at (206) 285-1743. 


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