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Q: What is the jurisdiction for a hit and run auto accident [driver that caused fled & not found] when it is out of state?

I was in a hit & run motor vehicle accident on the highway while traveling; the driver that caused the accident fled & was not found. The police report says 'hit and run' & this is not in question. My car is registered & insured in a different state, far away. I have heard... View More

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answered on Jan 17, 2024

Generally, venue is proper where the accident occurred or where defendant resides. In this case, venue would most likely be proper where the accident occurred since defendant was not found. It’s possible that the lawyer you decide to hire may be able to locate defendant’s whereabouts. At that... View More

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Q: What would be the next best step for me to do when can't find attorney to take my case?

I have a suit that was filed 10/25. The other parties have yet to answer to the summons of court. It's been over 30 days. So doesn't that pretty much make it a win for me? My lawyer was disbared before this could be handled. I can't find someone to help. So what do I do to handle myself?

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

Even though the other party may not have responded to your lawsuit, it does not make it a guaranteed “win.” There may be procedural issues with notice and service of process. I would advise reaching out to your local state bar association to see if they may be able to refer a competent attorney... View More

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