Travel out of state whether for business or pleasure is increasingly common. Are you prepared if you are in a car accident or you slip and fall?
What are your options when you are injured out of state?
The best way to obtain the compensation you deserve is to pursue a personal injury claim in Iowa.
The attorneys at Loney & Schueller, LLC, in Des Moines, have more than 40 years of combined experience representing injured people. Our goal is to ease the strain on people who have been injured. In every case, we are meticulous in our preparation to ensure that we can maximize our client's compensation.
We understand the strain an out of state personal injury claim can present. Let us put your mind at ease. Call our law office 515-225-4485 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Why Do I Have To File Suit In Iowa?
It may be natural to ask why you can't pursue an injury claim in the state you live in? The issue is with jurisdiction. Jurisdiction deals with a court's authority to hear a case. Because states are responsible for things that take place in their state, the state courts have authority over what happened in that state.
When you are suing someone for injuring you, the court must also have authority over that person. The court gains authority over that person if they have a certain contacts with the state. A court will always have personal jurisdiction over a person where they live.
The person you are suing has certain rights. The person has a right to be sued in a state where he or she might expect to be sued. If the person did not cause the injury to you in your home state and does not live in your home state, you will not likely be able to sue them there.