It is understandable for an attorney to have a lot on their mind when taking on a case, particularly one that involves an injury to a U.S. resident that occurred in another country. Travel injury litigation presents certain challenges that most other personal injury cases do not. Mark J. LeWinter and Jeffrey S. Downs of Anapol Weiss recently discussed these issues in a Legal Intelligencer report. According to the article, about 40 million U.S. residents travel overseas and to destinations like Canada and Mexico. An unfortunate reality of such trips, however, is that accidents and injuries can occur because of various forms of negligence, oversight, or fraud.
To ensure that a tourist injury case is handled efficiently, an analysis of the following is necessary:
- Foreign systems of law