There is nothing quite as unsettling as a police officer coming to your home or work serving you with a piece of paper. A lawsuit is a cause of action arising from a dispute between two or more parties that has been brought before a court for a resolution. Usually, these disputes are either a tort action (personal injury) or a contract violation (non-payment of a debt).
Whether your being sued for a car wreck (or possibly, if no insurance, a license suspension) or whether you’ve been sued for back rent, credit card debt, back taxes, or medical bills, there are three (3) options available to you: (1.) Hire an attorney to represent you in the suit, (2.) Fail to answer the suit and accept a judgment by default, and/or (3.) File a Bankruptcy to stop the suit and seek a discharge of the debt.
If you do nothing, or if you lose the suit, then the debt could have serious consequences. The consequences can include a lien on your property, a garnishment on your bank account, and the possible seizure of funds. To discuss your options, you should always consult with an attorney. We are available to meet with you at your convenience with an appointment at our office.
Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw