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.
How the Right Venue is Selected for Your Case
Every personal injury case is different, and every jury is unique. There are no guarantees in an injury lawsuit, but there are venues that are historically more beneficial to injured plaintiffs. Some venues in Texas, for example, have a better record of positive results and higher jury awards compared to others in the state. This is why it is important to hire a Texas personal injury attorney that knows about the intricacies of each county and venue and where to file suit.
Over the past two decades, our law firm has handled personal injury cases across the entire state of Texas and its 254 counties. Thomas J. Henry has experience determining the best venue for injured clients, putting them in the best position to win their case and achieve the maximum amount of compensation possible. However, filing a lawsuit in a beneficial venue means very little if you are not represented by a lawyer with trial experience or the backing of extensive legal and financial resources to properly develop your case.
Have you Been Injured in an Accident?
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to an individual or company’s negligent actions, call Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. Our law firm of more than 100 attorneys has represented clients across the state of Texas and the entire country. Experience matters when it comes to handling complex personal injury cases, and our lawyers have a proven record of achieving real results for our injured clients. Regardless of where your personal injury case is filed, our attorneys will fight tirelessly on your behalf from day one until resolution.
Contact our law offices today and speak with an attorney. Our lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim and provide you with a free case review.