Have you been sued? Have you been served with a Summons? Have you been served with a Complaint? There is no need to panic. The San Diego Business Litigation attorneys at the Mirkhan Law Firm are ready to assist.
While receiving the news that you or your business have been sued is stressful, it is crucial that you act calmly and methodically. Since legal cases follow strict time limitations, it is extremely important that you consult with a San Diego business lawyer immediately after you have been served with a Summons and Complaint. In most cases in California state court, a defendant has 30 days from the date of service to respond to a Complaint. Ideally, you must consult with an attorney within 24 to 48 hours of being served with a Summons and Complaint. Failure to do so could compromise your legal rights and make the preparation of your defense more difficult. Too often, many people wait until the last 5 days of their response period before they consult with an attorney. This is a crucial mistake because even if you succeed in retaining an attorney during the last five days of the response period, your attorney will have very limited time in preparing your defense and this could in turn lower the quality of your defense.While retaining an attorney to defend a lawsuit will have some costs, failure to do so will be substantially costlier. When a defendant fails to respond to a Complaint or fails to prepare a legally acceptable response prepared by an attorney, the result will almost certainly be the loss of that defendant’s legal rights and in most instances leads to a default judgment. Once a default judgment has been obtained, a defendant’s property and assets can be seized and the defendant will have no opportunity to present his side of the story to the court. Do not become the victim of a default judgment. Do not take chances with your hard earned earnings. Consult with an attorney at the Mirkhan Law Firm within 24 to 48 hours of being served with a Summons and Complaint. We know what needs to be done to preserve your legal rights when you have been sued in court.