The attorneys at Childress Law Firm are experienced litigation lawyers in Rustburg, Virginia. He serves individuals residing in and around Lynchburg City. When you hire us to represent you, the first thing we will do is draft your complaint. In your complaint, we will address all your allegations against the individual you are suing.
This complaint typically provides background information, a detailed account of the injuries you sustained and why the individual you are suing is to blame for your injuries. In addition, your complaint will have a request for relief, which is a brief statement informing the court what you are asking for (monetary damages an injunction, etc.).
Once the complaint is filed, it will be served to the defendant either in person or, on rare occasions, by mail. The defendant is usually given 21 days to respond to the claim. This timeframe gives the defendant time to hire his or her own attorney. In the response, the defendant may address the allegations, typically denying the majority (if not all) of them or asking for a motion to dismiss. A motion to dismiss contends that despite everything in the complaint being true, the facts do not establish liability. If the defendant neglects to respond altogether, he or she runs the risk of the plaintiff receiving a default judgment: Entitling the plaintiff to collect his or her judgment using all legal means available.
If you are in need of an experienced civil litigation attorney, contact Childress Law Firm, PC at 434-535-4385 today to schedule your consultation. We are located at 767 Village Highway in Rustburg, Virginia and we serve individuals who reside in Lynchburg City, as well as in the counties of Campbell, Bedford, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Appomattox, and their surrounding communities.