Woodbridge, VA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: What court do you file if they want to sue for 100k without a lawyer for car accident ?

Can a person file a lawsuit now and hire a lawyer later ? If there are some reasons , they cant find a lawyer now, can they file and hire someone to help after that ? The courts said you dont need a lawyer to file. Is that true ? Thanks so much for all your help.

2 Lawyer Answers
Matthew Lane Kreitzer
Matthew Lane Kreitzer
Answered
  • Winchester, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The lawsuit would typically be brought in Circuit Court. While it is true you don't have to have a lawyer by law to file, personal injury is complicated, and it even takes an experienced personal injury attorney to adequately present your case if you want to have any chance of being successful.

Mr. Beau Correll agrees with this answer

Mr. Beau Correll
Mr. Beau Correll
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Winchester, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Is there a statute of limitations issue in your case? Is that why you are filing without an attorney?

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