Getting a lawsuit notification can be a scary thing. The next question is should you hire a lawyer right away? What are the necessary steps to take? If you’ve just received a lawsuit notification, try to relax and use the advice below to help you deal with this nerve-wracking situation.
Why a Lawyer Can Help?
Whether or not a collections company, can rightfully sue you depends on a number of different factors. Sometimes it’s possible to get out of a lawsuit, but a lawyer will have to go over all of the details carefully to determine whether or not a real case exists. Can you do this on your own? Since it’s difficult to determine what you will need to read and review to figure out your specific case, it can bring peace of mind to simply hire an attorney. They are trained to make sense of the information and guide you personally.
If you think that you may have a counterclaim to the lawsuit (a reason why you don’t owe the money), a lawyer can also help you defend this claim. There are a number of reasons why you may not owe the money that a company is asking you to pay. If there is a way to get out of the suit, a lawyer can determine that, and most of all, help defend you and/or prepare a great offense for you depending on the situation.
What Are Your Choices?
You do have to respond to a lawsuit no matter what!!! That means that you basically have two choices: Defend the suit yourself, OR hire a lawyer to defend you. It’s also worth keeping in mind that the amount of money you are being sued for can grow if a company gets a judgment against you. Not only might you owe the money that is asked of you, but you may also be on the hook for interest, court fees, and even lawyer fees.
In the end, it makes more sense to hire a lawyer to help you sift through the paperwork, figure out if you have a defense, build that defense for you, and let you know what your options are.
If you have just received word that you are being sued and are not in Florida call a trusted local legal resource. If in Florida, call Dellutri Law Firm today to speak with an experienced lawyer. We will review your case, help you figure out your options, and explain all the details of the lawsuit to you. In many cases, a lawsuit can be settled with the help of a lawyer, but it’s tough to do this on your own.