I have been sued in court, what should I do?
It is important to really know what being sued means. At its heart, it means that a plaintiff is going to the government and saying that someone else owes him money and that the government should do something about it. Receiving papers from the Court saying that someone has sued you is not a pleasant experience---even if you did nothing wrong. Being sued means headaches, and stress, and the possibility of loosing money.
What should you do if you receive court papers saying that you have been sued? The simple answer is (1) don't talk to the opposing party or his attorney, and (2) contact an attorney to help you as soon as possible. Courts are extremely fair minded and make every effort to ensure that a fair and just result is reached. However, because of that, the Court has put in place hundreds of rules that must be followed to ensure each party gets a fair shake to present their case to a judge or jury.
The failure to follow these labyrinthine rules of civil procedure could easily result in you loosing your case, or worse, an automatic decision in favor of the person suing you. You can't go it alone, even for seasoned attorneys, these rules of civil procedure are a never-ending source of confusion and wasted time. If you try to go it alone, you are almost certain to end up in a tangle of confusion that will likely cost you the case.
If you have been sued, you need sober and experienced legal help---you need to call us right now: (484)-601-2277.