If you are served with papers, remember that this triggers important deadlines for the attorney that you should hire. This is the first and foremost thing. Do not wait around!
The worst thing to do is ignore the papers that were served on you. This will most likely result in some type of money judgment against you, and it will be too late to do anything about it. You cannot ignore this process.
It is important that, once you are served, you review and carefully read the papers that are given to you. These papers will most likely include a summons and a complaint. The summons is important because it will tell you how long you have to file an answer, which is your response to the complaint. The complaint will inform you of the lawsuit that has been filed against you and give you more details regarding the case.
If you have insurance that relates to what you are being sued for, be sure to let your attorney know. If the legal issue in the complaint is something that you have insurance for, your fees may be covered.
Once you have figured out what the issue is about, and if it is unrelated to your insurance, there are two options: represent yourself (this is called ‘pro se’) or hire an attorney. The best advice would be to research for an attorney that handles the types of cases you were served with. We at King Law Offices provide services among a multitude of topics. If you need help with any legal matter, please contact us for an appointment today.