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Where Can My Texas Personal Injury Case Be Filed?

Personal injury lawsuits can be filed in what is referred to as a proper or appropriate venue. An appropriate venue is a city or county that is connected to or pertaining to your case under the rules of civil procedure and venue statute in Texas.

In general, the venue in which a lawsuit can be brought will be determined by one of the following:

  • The county in which the accident or event occurred
  • The county in which the adverse individual, or defendant, lives
  • The county in which the defendant company or business has its principal office or headquarters

For example, if a motorist is hit by a semi-truck driver on a cell phone in “County A,” but the trucking company’s principal office is located in “County B,” your legal counsel will have options on where to file your personal injury lawsuit.

Defendants in a lawsuit can dispute the chosen venue and obtain a transfer in venue from the court if the transfer would be “for the convenience of the parties and witnesses and in the interest of justice.” You can view Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 15.002(b) here along with additional information regarding proper venue.

Some lawsuits include more than one defendant, which can open up additional venue options for your legal team. Our firm has handled many types of personal injury cases in nearly every county in the state of Texas, and we will go the extra mile to find the best and most appropriate venue to try your case.

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