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If you are injured in a foreign country can you sue in the United States? Probably not, under the doctrine of Forum Non-Conveniens

Americans who travel abroad are sometimes injured in accidents, just like at home. Perhaps the most common accident is a slip and fall at a hotel or resort. Upon returning to the United States for treatment, the injured party may call a lawyer and ask if her or she can sue in the United States. The answer is probably no.