What do I do if I am served with a summons and complaint?
What do I do if I am served with a summons and complaint? The first thing you need to do is to determine when an answer to the complaint needs to be filed. In the majority of cases, an individual or corporation has 28 days from the date they receive the complaint in which to file an answer. In addition, it is important to note that ignoring the complaint, or just refusing certified mail, will not make the lawsuit disappear. By contrast, Ohio law has
The accident happened nearly two years ago, why am I receiving a complaint two years after the accident?
What do I have to do with respect to the defense of the lawsuit?
Curtin Law, LLC handles all aspects of the litigation. Your involvement would include preparing answers to interrogatories, responses to request for production of documents as well as appearing at deposition and trial. However, through all of these steps, a representative of Curtin Law, LLC will assist you. In order to maintain the lines of communications, it is also important for you to provide to us your business telephone number and address and to immediately notify us in the event that you change your home address or place of employment.
I do not believe the plaintiff has a valid complaint. Can I file a lawsuit against the plaintiff as a result of being sued?
How long will it take for the case to settle or proceed to trial?
County courts, known as Courts of Common Pleas, vary with regard to the trial docket. However, a general rule of thumb is that you can anticipate a case being tried within two years from the filing of the complaint. Settlement can occur at any time and your liability insurance carrier, as well as Curtin Law, LLC, always takes all necessary steps in order to attempt to effectuate a fair settlement.
Why do civil lawsuits take so long to be scheduled for trial?
Can I have my own attorney represent me in this case?
You always have the right to retain your own attorney, but you would be financially responsible for his/her fee. Liability insurance companies select law firms with expertise in the area of litigation and Curtin Law, LLC is one of the firms that has been selected by your insurance company as a firm with the capabilities necessary to properly defend your case. You will not receive
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