If you’re planning to file a personal injury lawsuit in Missouri, one of the first questions you may have is what county will your case be filed in. The answer to this question depends on several factors, including where the accident or injury occurred and where the defendant(s) in your case reside.
In Missouri, personal injury cases are typically filed in the county where the accident or injury occurred, or where the defendant(s) in your case resides. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. It’s important to note that Missouri has what’s known as a venue statute, which sets guidelines on what county is proper for a plaintiff’s claim.
Ultimately, the decision of which county to file your personal injury lawsuit in should be made in consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you navigate the various rules and procedures that apply in Missouri and can advise you on the best course of action based on the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
Oftentimes, there is the option for a case to be filed in more than one county, and an attorney can discuss whether a particular county may be more favorable to your case.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, please reach out to The A.W. Smith Law Firm for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.