If you’ve suffered a personal injury in Louisiana, you may need to consider a lawsuit in order to get compensated for your injuries. Feeling overwhelmed or confused about how to go about filing a personal injury lawsuit? That’s where Herman Herman Katz can help. Our experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyers can walk you through the legal process and make the right decisions for your case. Here are some other things to consider when deciding where and how to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana.
Filing in State or Federal Court: A personal injury suit will typically be filed in the venue where the incident occurred. In Louisiana, you can file in state or federal court, depending on the circumstances of your case. If the value of your claim exceeds $75,000 or the claims arise out of federal law or statute, you can file in federal court. Otherwise, you will need to file in state court.
Choosing the Right Venue: Sometimes, it makes sense to file your personal injury lawsuit against a defendant in another state or location. For instance, if a manufacturer or distributor of a dangerous product is located in another state, you may be able to file suit there.