Were You In A Car Accident In Monroe, Georgia And Want To Sue?
If so, you may be wondering where you need to bring the lawsuit. Please see below a breakdown on where you can bring your lawsuit.
THE AT-FAULT DRIVER’S HOME COUNTY
The first place you should always look for bringing the lawsuit is the at-fault driver’s home county. In your case, you can bring a lawsuit in Walton County since the at-fault driver is a Walton County resident. This is always a proper place to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
THE COUNTY OF THE AT-FAULT DRIVER’S EMPLOYER’S REGISTERED AGENT
If the at-fault driver was on the job at the time of the accident, you can sue the at-fault driver and his/her employer in the county of the employer’s registered agent.
A registered agent is a business or individual who is listed with the Georgia Secretary of State for the purpose of receiving the lawsuit when a lawsuit is filed against a business.
For example, if a company has a registered agent that is based in Walton County, then a lawsuit against the company can be brought in Walton County.
THE COUNTY WHERE THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED
The lawsuit can be brought in the county where the accident occurred, but only if the at-fault driver was on the job at the time of the accident, and the at-fault driver’s employer has an office in that county and transacts business in that county.
CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON FOR ALL POSSIBLE VENUE OPTIONS FOR YOUR LAWSUIT
While the venue options listed above are the most common places for where you would bring your lawsuit, there may be other options depending on the facts of your case.
Please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414 for a free case evaluation.
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