You open your door and the next thing you know someone is handing you a summons and complaint. You’re being sued! What should you do now?
That’s easy. If the suit is being brought in any of the county or district courts along the Front Range (i.e., Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso or Jefferson counties), call the Denver lawsuit defense attorneys at Robinson & Henry. Our attorneys help people like you fight back when creditors, former employees, customers, neighbors, real estate clients, tenants, or other parties bring civil lawsuits against them claiming damages for breach of contract, debt, negligence, wrongful termination or other general matters.
What to Do When You Receive a Summons
When you receive a summons for an unpaid debt, personal negligence, breach of contract, business deal gone wrong, or any other civil complaint, you must respond in writing within two weeks or less. The summons won’t just go away if you ignore it.
If you do not to respond, you will likely be hit with a default judgment. This means that the party that brought the lawsuit will likely obtain a default judgment against you, often including the costs of bringing the suit, attorney fees, court costs and interest. Then they begin the collections process of garnishment, freezing of bank accounts, asset liquidation, etc.
Just as important as a strong defense is a strong offense. In most cases where one party brings suit against the other, the original defendant –you – will have a counterclaim against the original plaintiff for that party’s misconduct which led to the dispute. If that is your situation, the lawsuit defense team at Robinson and Henry is an aggressive adversary in returning the fight back to the original plaintiff. A strong defense coupled with a strong offense is many times more effective than a strong defense alone.
Debt Defense, Business Litigation Defense and General Civil Litigation Defense
The Robinson & Henry team are a very capable ally in the fight to protect your rights, your business, your finances and your property. We can take your case from answering the initial complaint through the entire process leading up to trial. This process includes discovery, depositions, probable mediation and likely settlement negotiations. Assuming that a mutually agreeable settlement cannot be reached along the road to trial, we will skillfully present your case and defend you in court.
If you are being sued in any of these areas you must defend yourself and should consider hiring a lawsuit defense attorney. A good defense requires careful planning and thoughtful execution, do not delay:
- Construction Defect
- Faulty construction
- Other construction related issues
- Shareholder disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Real estate
- Breach of Contract purchase or sale
- Realtor grievance
- Landlord Tenant
- Landowner negligence
- General civil litigation defense
Contact Our Denver Civil Defense Attorneys for a free case assessment
If you have been served with a summons do not delay. Contact the civil litigation defense team at Robinson & Henry. For your free, no obligation case assessment, call (303) 688-0944.