» A Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Be Filed in Another State

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Be Filed in Another State

Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit does not necessarily need to be filed in the state where a person lives.

Stephen Ozcomert is an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

Stephen Ozcomert is an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

“Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed within the state where a person lives or in another state. It all depends on where the accident happened, what happened and who was involved. This is one of the more difficult questions for a grieving family to deal with, particularly if the lawsuit needs to be filed in another state,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in Georgia.

An example of how complex an accident may be involves a resident of Georgia was traveling in New Hampshire and hit head-on by a semi tractor-trailer. The driver of the car was killed instantly. The trucker was driving under the influence of drugs and texting at the time of impact. For this wrongful death, where would the lawsuit be filed? “Chances are the case would be filed in Georgia, or New Hampshire, or even in the state where the trucking company has its headquarters. There are no easy, snap answers for situations like this,” Ozcomert said.

Not all states have the same laws relating to wrongful death. “Each state is different and each has its own set of filing requirements as well. We need to determine who, what, when, where and how to file a lawsuit in cases like the one in the example. They actually happen more often than you might think, considering how mobile the American population happens to be,” indicated Ozcomert.

The laws, rules and regulations are a nightmare for a grieving family. No one should consider trying to handle a case such as this alone. There are far too many predators, such as the trucking firm’s insurance company, who would not think twice about trying to pressure the survivors to settle fast, and for less money than they would actually be entitled to get in court. As immoral and unethical as it may be, insurance companies, and those they represent, are not above trying to manipulate the system to make it work in their favor, in order to save money.

“Never tackle an accident with multi-jurisdictional issues involved on your own. Call me. I can explain how it works and offer you the best advice under the circumstances,” said Ozcomert.

To learn more, contact Atlanta personal injury lawyer Stephen Ozcomert by visiting http://www.ozcomert.com.

Stephen M. Ozcomert, PC
215 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Call: (404) 370-1000


View Larger Map


  • Georgia Court Reviews Relevance of Discovery Request in Car Accident Case
    Discovery is an important phase in many car accident cases. It is a procedure by which parties hope to find information to support their claims for damages (or to defend their case). Under Georgia law, parties may obtain discovery regarding any matter that is not privileged, which is relevant to the subject matter involved in […]
  • Georgia Court Reviews Timeliness of Lawsuit for Injuries Arising from Car Accident
    A person who has been injured in a car accident may be entitled to bring an action against the negligent driver – to recover damages for any suffering and other losses. Essentially, the law serves to protect the person who has sustained injuries at the expense of another’s negligence. While most people understand these basic […]
  • Driver of Truck Brings Negligence Action for Injuries Sustained After Striking a Pothole
    Victims of motor vehicle accidents involving cars or trucks often sustain both personal injuries and property damage. Plaintiffs who have suffered injuries as the result of a car or truck accident may be entitled to compensation for their suffering and losses. It is important to identify the parties involved, since they may include people or entities […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required