Q: I was hit by a driver who lives out of state. Can I still sue him in Maryland or do I have to travel to his state?
A: Good question. You can sue the driver in Maryland for any tort that occurs in Maryland.
A: Maryland law provides by commiting a tortiousact within the confines of the state of Maryland -a car accident would certainly be considered such an act- an out-of-state resident is subject to the jurisdiction of Maryland courts. It may be true that you could also pursue individual where they live, but certainly Maryland would seem like the preferred location. You should immediately consult with a skilled Maryland personal injury lawyer to further review your options.
A: You can sue him in the county where the crash happened, or where he lives. If the claim is worth more than $75,000 he can ask to have it "removed" to Federal Court--or you can consider filing it there. Kick it around with a member of the4 Md Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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