You may be at a legal disadvantage if you were injured in California State, but live somewhere else in the country. The insurance company knows this and may use this to gain an advantage on your injury case. They may factor in travel costs that you may or may not have in order to prosecute or move forward with your bodily injury claim in California. This may give them an advantage (or perceived advantage) in settlement negotiations.
If you cannot settle the claim on your own, or with a lawyer, a lawsuit must be filed in the state of California. You must retain a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in the state of California as a result.
More Legal Questions About Car & Motorcycle Accidents?
Do you have more legal questions about car & motorcycle accident cases? Return to the Auto & Motorcycle accidents in California Frequently Asked Legal Questions page.