Miami, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: Which state laws do I follow if I'm being sued for a car crash out of state?

I'm being filed a suit from the plaintiff who lives in the state where the accident occurred, but I live in a different state. Will I be subjected to the laws of the state where the accident took place? Or the laws where I live? For example, will my assets be protected under my state's law or the state where the accident took place?

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Roberto M. Vazquez
Roberto M. Vazquez
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Generally speaking, the car accident will be filed where the accident occurred. However, your state's law would usually control assets located within that state.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

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