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Courts Where Personal Injury Lawsuits Are Heard.April 16, 2013
Most personal injury cases settle without ever going to Court. In some cases, however, the defendant’s insurance company has to be sued. Fortunately for Western New York residents, New York State law allows most personal injury claims to be sued in the county where the injured person lives. Even if your injury accident occurred while you were traveling in a different part of the state, you can still file a personal injury lawsuit in the county where you live. In New York State, each county has what is termed a “supreme” court. This is the court in each county where nearly all personal injury lawsuits are heard.
There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, personal injury claims against New York State must be heard in the New York State Court of Claims. Other cases may be required to be heard only in a federal court.
The personal injury attorneys at our firm are experienced in pursuing cases throughout Western New York. If a personal injury lawsuit is required, we prefer to sue the case at a court that is convenient to our clients, and we travel throughout New York State when necessary. If you have suffered a personal injury and have any questions regarding how to pursue a claim, please feel free to call us at 716-400-0000.