Seasonal Residents in Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida is home to many seasonal residents during the winter months. The busy roads and change in traffic patterns during this time can lead to an increase in motor vehicle collisions. Often times seasonal residents are left in a lurch as they are unsure how to seek medical assistance and repair damaged property if they intend to return to homes in other states come Spring.
Venue is the legal term for the proper place in which to file a lawsuit. Generally speaking, when bring a lawsuit in state court for injuries or property damage that arise out of an automobile accident, venue is proper where the defendant resides or where the automobile accident occurred. Clients are often concerned that they will be unable to pursue a lawsuit in Florida if they are part-time residents. Fortunately, this is not the case. Often times these part-time residents are able to bring their claim and continue their normal schedule of returning only during the winter months. So, while it may be necessary to bring suit in Florida for purposes of venue, our office can help to ensure the process interferes with normal travel plans as little as possible.
Another concern for seasonal residents involved in automobile accidents while in Southwest Florida is access to medical care and if they can treat with doctors in multiple states. It is not a problem to start medical treatment in Florida and continue therapy somewhere else. Our office will assist in finding medical professionals to treat your injuries regardless of your location.