Fort Worth, TX asked in Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Do Texas drivers involved in a wreck out of state have to use Laywers from that state?

I was involved in an auto accident in Oklahoma in July. Was rear ended on Interestate after having to stop at over 40 MPH on I 35 by a truck towing another truck. Car was totaled. My insurance company setteled with my car damages but the company of the car that hit me is only claiming half liabiitly and got kinda of nasty when I aksed for some reimubursement for doctor ordered PT that I have been personally absorbing. Can I consult a Texas attorney?

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3 Lawyer Answers
Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim
Answered
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You can hire an attorney in Texas. It is possible, though, that your attorney will either have to partner with an Oklahoma attorney or refer your case to an Oklahoma attorney if a lawsuit has to be filed. It’s also possible that Texas may have jurisdiction over the trucking company. That way, a lawsuit can be filed in Texas. You would need to consult with an attorney about these matters before making a decision.

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Rick  Davis
Rick Davis
Answered
  • Bryan, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you want to hire a lawyer for a wreck in another state and that lawyer will have to make court appearances, that lawyer will have to be licensed to practice in that other state.

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen
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Answered
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Feel free to contact my intake team at (512) 220-1800. We will be glad to guide you with your case.

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