What jurisdiction to file a claim in depends mostly upon where the injury occurred, and who injured you. While finding the proper location may sound simple, it can quickly become very complex. The way government and corporations are set up, cases may often need to be heard somewhere other than where you live or where you were injured. Sometimes you can also take advantage of favorable variations in the law by filing the case in a different jurisdiction. A good attorney will be able to bring your lawsuit in the appropriate location.