The short answer is, it depends. Although you can hire a lawyer in either location, there are advantages and disadvantages to either option. For example, if you hire a lawyer where the accident took place, he or she may be more familiar with the investigating law enforcement agencies and accident location. On the other hand, if you hire a lawyer where you live, it will be more convenient for you to communicate with your lawyer, and to participate in each step of the claims process. The specific facts of your case will affect how important it is for your lawyer to be in a specific location. Ultimately, however, with modern technology like Email, fax machines, and the internet, this decision should probably not be your first concern. Your first concern should be to hire the best Personal Injury Attorney you can get.
Two criteria to help guide you in that respect are: (1) make sure your lawyer only handles personal injury cases, and (2) make sure your lawyer is a member of TTLA. Everyone in the Personal Injury section of Zinda Law Group meets both of those criteria. We also have offices in several central locations across the state. If you have any specific questions about where to or how to hire a personal injury attorney, we would be happy to speak with you to discuss your options.