Should we hire an attorney to handle our personal injury settlement? 14 Answers as of August 28, 2015

A vehicle that hit our car, and it was insured by an out of state company, and the company has it claims division in another state as well. Should we hire an attorney to handle our personal injury settlement that we are from or from the state that the company is from?

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Durham Jones & Pinegar | Erven Nelson
My first thought is to hire an attorney in the state where the crash occurred. That is typical. Your attorney might need help from another attorney in the state where the defendant resides, but that is doubtful.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/28/2015
The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C.
The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C. | Russell Gregory
Hire an attorney from the state in which the accident occurred. That's state's law will apply to the liability claim. So, the attorney needs to be familiar with that state's auto liability laws.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/27/2015
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Where the accident occurred sets the venue.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/27/2015
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz | David Halm
Yes, you should hire an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the state in which you would file a lawsuit, typically the residence of the driver of the other car that hit your car.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/27/2015
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
It doesn't matter where the insurance company is. What matters is where the accident occurred. That's where you need to look for a lawyer. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 8/27/2015
    Gregory M Janks, PC
    Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
    Typically it is the law of the state where the collision happened that controls the rights and duties of the parties, although there can be exceptions to the general rule. So it is typical that you would want input from an attorney that is familiar with the law that applies to your particular claim. I'd start with an attorney in the state of the collision and adjust, if needed, from there.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/27/2015
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates | Barry Rabovsky
    If the accident happened in your state, you should hire an attorney from your state. Although most cases are settled before going to court, if the case does have to go to court, the insurance company will normally hire an attorney to defend that is from the state of the accident.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/27/2015
    Candiano Law Office
    Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
    If you were injured, you NEED to hire an attorney to get fair compensation.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/27/2015
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