Steps to take if you’re Being Sued, or Suing Someone

April 9, 2018

If you’re being sued, or suing someone, it can become a very stressful situation. Luckily, with a little guidance, you can decide what the right plan of action is depending on your personal position. The attorneys at Skinner & Associates can assist you both if you’re being sued or if you need to sue someone else.

Being sued

If You’re Being Sued

The first thing you need to do upon hearing that you’re being sued is to immediately contact an attorney so that you do not miss any deadlines. An attorney with experience in the area of law in which your lawsuit involves will be able to give you the best advice on how to proceed. He or she can tell you how to respond to the claims, what your defenses may be, and how to prepare your case for trial. In most cases, your attorney will serve as your agent in court, and will take the responsibility of filing legal forms, talking to the judge, presenting your arguments and generally minimizing the impact of the lawsuit on your life. Attorneys at Skinner & Associates can also help you attempt to settle your case before trial.

If You’re Suing

Whether you’ve been in an accident or have a financial dispute, you may have a claim against someone else. Before suing, the attorneys at Skinner & Associates will discuss the merits of your claim and possible outcomes. Sometimes, alternative dispute resolution such as mediation could assist you in settling your claim without a trial.  At times, settling a case without a trial could save you the cost of taking depositions and hiring experts.

If you’re looking to sue, or are currently being sued and need the opinion and guidance of a lawyer, contact Skinner & Associates today. We can guide you through the entire process, and help you along every step of the way. Call or email us today at 614-664-0200 or info@skinnerattorneys.com. Please visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.

If you're suing

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