Q: Live in California and was injured in Hawaii on vacation.
Can I sue a large chain store in California or must action be filed in Hawaii?
A: more info needed.
of course, Hawaii would be the first choice but arguing using a long arm statute if the company/defendant did business in your state or even advertised in your state you could try filing in your state or in fed court under a diversity of jurisdiction.
I would expect the defense to argue against filing outside of Hawaii.............
A: Your best bet would be to talk to a personal injury lawyer on the island where you suffered the injury. In cases like this, I think hiring local counsel is usually the best way to go. Good luck.
A: talking to a local personal injury attorney would most likely be your best option.
A: You might be able to file it in CA, but it will be a huge fight and there is no reason to have that fight. Get a Hawaiian attorney.
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