The international aspect of personal injury law
Were you injured abroad by an American product? Or, were you in the United States when you were personally injured and now reside abroad? If either situation applies to you, you may be entitled to the benefit of an American court – even if you have never set foot inside the United States.
Under American law, it is necessary for a Defendant to be subject to the laws of the United States. Typically, this necessity merely requires that a company operate out of the United States. Thus, even if you are a foreign citizen you may have access to an American court to pursue your claim.
Why does this matter?
The U.S. Civil Justice System is unique in its openness to award personal injury victims full compensation. That is, unlike many other countries where recovery in personal injury lawsuits is restricted by law, the U.S. legal system believes in making an injured victim whole. Thus, you may be entitled to recover for past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering – to name just a few of the types of damages that are compensable under American law.
The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are experienced at handling complex matters with an international element. While many firms shy away from tough cases, we do not, and we will be happy to discuss your possible personal injury claim, regardless of what region or time zone you are in. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584. If you are abroad, a free Skype© call can be arranged as well.