Channelview, TX asked in Civil Rights, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Texas

Q: I have been served papers for a civil lawsuit I gave copies to my past employer and insurance Co. What do I reply saying

I had gotten hit in my company van. my employer fired me shortly after the man hit my company vando to being a liability. I just got served papers. i know to give them a copy they signed for, and also my insurance company did also. the paperwork says to reply within 20 days. who and what am I replying to and about?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kim Jones Penepacker
Kim Jones Penepacker
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Bridgeport, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: As soon as possible, you should hire a personal injury defense attorney to assist you in filing an Answer with the Court. Failure to do so could result in a default judgment being entered against you, which would be a judgment in favor of the Plaintiff(s) that you would likely have to pay. A personal injury defense attorney can help you with the contents of your Answer and explain the consequences for failing to respond in greater detail.

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