“If I’m from out of state and am hurt in West Virginia, is it necessary to have a West Virginia lawyer?”
I don’t think I’d use the word ‘necessary,’ but I certainly think it’s in your best interest.
A West Virginia lawyer with the kind of experience the we have at The Segal Law Firm is going to know West Virginia law, West Virginia judges, and West Virginia juries better than an out of state lawyer. But is it absolutely necessary? The answer is no. The thing is, if you get an out of state lawyer, they’re going to have to hire a West Virginia lawyer anyway because they can’t practice law here unless they happen to be licensed. It’s not unusual for us to work with out of state law firms to help clients who have been hurt in West Virginia.
Right now I’m handling a case for a Canadian woman who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident here in West Virginia. Her Canadian lawyer called me and asked me if I would be willing to help. Once I realized how badly she was hurt I, of course, agreed. So, in the end, you are going to have to have a West Virginia lawyer, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t go to your family lawyer and ask for the best recommendation.
You can also get online and go to The Segal Law Firm’s webpage. There you can see me answer a hundred different questions. You can meet some of my actual clients. They’re not actors. They’re real clients that have been represented by me my fellow lawyers. It’s a great way to meet us and see if we’re the right law firm for you here in West Virginia.
As always, you need to make the call sooner than later so that you understand your rights and what we can do to help protect you and your family. Ask us the tough questions and insist on the tough answers. Like I’ve said many times, you wouldn’t pick your surgeon out of the phone book, and a law firm should be no different. If you have questions for us, from in state or out of state, call us toll free at 855-344-9100.