Clinton Township, MI asked in Personal Injury for Michigan

Q: If you get hurt in Nevada & live in Michigan do you have to get a lawyer in Nevada?

I’m 79 years old & don’t want to travel anymore.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Yes. Any court action would need to take place in the state it occurred

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Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron
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  • Detroit, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You will need a lawyer in Nevada. I would like to know more about the details of your case, and then I could probably set you up with a lawyer in Nevada, if you wish.

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Marshall Lasser
Marshall Lasser
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  • Southfield, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Yes. But you can call a MI lawyer to obtain a Nevada lawyer... both will work on the case, probably, because your treaters are in MI.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: The other attorneys here gave you good responses. Your post was very brief - you did not mention the location of the defendant, which if you have the basis for diversity jurisdiction, might add additional elements to consider. Also, you do not mention the nature of the injury, which might be a car accident or premise case. But if your matter involves a defective product, that could also add another element in terms of jurisdiction. In terms of the burden of traveling, your concerns are legitimate. But in just about all the matters I'm handling, much of interfacing that would have traditionally been done in person (such as depositions), is being done virtually nowadays. No one could guarantee you that you wouldn't have to leave your house for a hearing, but depending on your venue, it's possible that it could possibly be a smaller element of concern than you envision (at least for the pre-trial phase). It might be worth your time to further discuss your brief question with attorneys. Good luck

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