In most injury cases, both parties involved live in the state where the injury occurred. But what happens if you are injured in a state in which you don’t live? If you are injured in Utah, but do not live here, you still have a case! Injury cases are filed in the city or county where the incident occurred. That process can be confusing, so in this post we’ll break down some of the details you’ll need to know. If you still have questions about filing an out-of-state resident injury claim in Utah, contact the injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas today!
Starting an Out-of-State Resident Injury Claim
A court must have the proper jurisdiction to hear a case. “Jurisdiction” is a legal term which means the authority to hear and make decisions about a case. In most cases, jurisdiction depends on the situation of the defendant. The defendant is the person who injured you. Since the defendant caused the accident, you can file a claim in the state where the accident occurred.
We handle many car accident cases at Christensen & Hymas. Car accidents are a good example of common out-of-state injury claims. If your accident occurred here, the Utah court has jurisdiction. You may have to appear in Utah court if your case reaches the hearing stage, but many cases settle before reaching this stage.
If you run into trouble staying on top of your claim, we will help you sort out the details of your case. Our attorneys specialize in car accident and other common injury cases. We often win large settlements for our clients. These settlements are essential in helping them recover from their injuries and get back on their feet.
Finding Representation in Utah
At Christensen & Hymas, we strive to provide the most effective legal representation in Utah. We are dedicated completely to injury cases. We can answer questions and help you build a strong case. Our attorneys can meet with you over Skype, or in whichever way is most convenient for you.
We invite you to fill out the free consultation form on this page. We believe it is important to provide initial professional advice without any financial obligation. Our lawyers love to speak with people about their cases. Successful injury claims start early!\