What should I do if I get sued?

Updated March 13, 2023.

If you get sued, you need to consult with an attorney immediately. Once served with a summons you only have a short period of time to respond – usually 20 days. If you do not respond in a timely way, the other party may be able to enter a judgment against you . It is important to consult an attorney to be certain that you respond on time and that you include in the response any defenses you may have as well as any claims you may have against the other party. Defenses and counterclaims that are not asserted in a timely fashion may be waived.


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