Personal Injury Video Law Tip
“Well, the accident lawsuit typically is filed where the accident happens, so if the accident happened in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach for example, it would be in Palm Beach county, so on and so forth.” – Bill Abel
Additional Information about Where your Accident Lawsuit will be Filed (the venue)
For the vast majority of accidents, the lawsuit is filed in the county where the accident occurred. However, there may be circumstances that permit the lawsuit to be filed in the county where the Defendant resides. If there are multiple defendants, then there might be several options to choose from when determining where the lawsuit can be filed.
Attorneys consider not only where the accident occurred, but also where the client resides, and where the treating doctors are located. Another consideration in choosing where to bring a lawsuit is whether the venue is considered receptive to personal injury lawsuits. Some counties in Florida have a reputation of being hostile to personal injury lawsuits and, as a result, many trial verdicts are for defendants in those venues. Speak with your attorney in order to learn more about how the venue of your lawsuit may affect your case.
Personal injury law video number 100016: Where will my accident lawsuit be filed (the Venue)?