Helping Clients Who’ve Been Injured in a State Not Their Own

Even though you’re working on becoming a lawyer in Texas, you never know when you might need to understand laws in other states. 

For instance, did you know that when a person is injured in another state, their claim must be handled under that state’s laws? An attorney from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg explained to Harrison County Bar Association that their firm often represents people who live in other states. Their clients must deal with Wisconsin’s laws when injured in Wisconsin.

Because people can be injured in a state other than their own, they might not know the laws in that area. They may be unsure of what to do. For that reason, we have decided to write a post about how you can help someone who’s been injured in another state. 

You can give advice to your out-of-state clients as to how they can handle being injured in Texas. This information could help them deal with the personal injury process in your state of Texas. 

Learn About Another State’s Laws

When someone is injured in another state, whether in an auto wreck, a slip-and-fall accident, or because of a dangerous product, they will need to follow the laws of the state they’re in when the accident occurred.

For example, if someone is in a car crash in Wisconsin and is injured, they will follow car accident laws in Wisconsin. They must file their car accident claim within the time limitations set in Wisconsin. 

It’s important that you advise any of your out-of-state clients that they will have to follow the laws in Texas if they’re injured in your state.

Help Your Clients Understand the Differences Between Their State and Yours

When someone is injured far from home, they are bound to be upset about it. They are already dealing with injury, pain, and trauma. Now they must deal with laws from another state they don’t understand. Everything is unfamiliar to them, and it can be unsettling. 

You can help your clients by showing them the similarities and differences between the personal injury laws in each state. You can explain the laws to them, which should help them to feel more comfortable filing their claims in Texas.

Helping Aspiring Texas Lawyers to Be Better Lawyers

Harrison County Bar Association wants to see you become the best lawyer you can be. Helping out-of-state clients understand the laws in Texas could help put them at ease. This compassion will set you apart from other lawyers who don’t understand how frightening it can be for injury victims who’ve been hurt in a state other than their own.