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iwas in a semi truck accident on i-80 in iowa i would like to go after the driver that cause the accident i live in new jersey it happen on monday on 11 2009 and to other driver died what can i do
Asked on May 15, 2009 under Accident Law, New Jersey
J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 11 years ago | Contributor
What you would have to do is contact a personal injury attorney. There are many listed on this website and almost all will offer a free consultation. You will need to find an attorney you feel comfortable with and than hire them to handle your case
Personal injury cases are pretty much all handled on a contingency basis meaning you pay nothing out of pocket and the attorney only is paid a percentage of the award if the end result is such.
If the other driver was at fault and you were injured than you probably have a valid claim against the other drivers insurance. Make sure to document everything very carefully and thoroughly and contact a local PI attorney for advice as to how to begin proceeding in this matter.
You will also have the issue of venue as the accident was in Iowa and your from NJ. Again let the attorney you consult with decide which venue is best to proceed in and do what you feel most comfortable with.
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