Civil Court Lawsuits in New York City
New York City Debt Collection Defense Lawyer
Any individual or company can file a lawsuit against you in civil court in an attempt to recover money owed to them. If you have received a summons to appear in court for a debt related lawsuit, it is critical that you consult a New York City debt collection defense lawyer right away. If the entity filing the lawsuit obtains a judgment against you, you could have your wages garnished or your bank accounts seized. A collection defense lawyer can provide you with representation in your case that may help you to avoid these consequences.
Law Office of Abel L. Pierre, Attorney at Law, P.C. possesses over a decade of experience in protecting consumers against civil lawsuits and harassment from creditors and debt collectors. Our firm's founding attorney is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, which gives us a keen understanding of debt collection laws and consumer rights. We are available to analyze the specifics of your lawsuit in order to determine the best legal course of action in your case. We may be able to reduce the amount of money that you owe, or obtain a complete dismissal of the suit.
Debt Lawsuits and Court Judgments
Creditors and debt collectors occasionally use unfair or illegal tactics in order to secure judgments against consumers. If you have received a notice of wage garnishment, or the freezing of your bank account, it may be that a creditor or collector has successfully obtained a judgment against you without your knowledge. A skilled attorney can fight aggressively on your behalf for a resolution in which you are able to repay your debts on your own terms, without the need for levies or garnishments.
What to Do if a Debt Collector Sues You
If a creditor or debt collector sues you, it is important to take action and not ignore the lawsuit, even the smallest civil law suit claims can leave you in a disastrous position. Ignoring a civil lawsuit may result in a default judgment, which leaves you no chance of defending yourself from the lawsuit. That is why you should consider the following:
- Consult with an attorney
- Challenge the lawsuit if there is a mistake
- Negotiate and settle with the debt collector
Our team at the Law Office of Abel L. Pierre can help you seek the best outcome for your situation. Our attorney has years of experience defending and representing clients in these types of situations.
Blog - Do Not Ignore a Lawsuit
Contact an attorney who can defend you against a potential court judgment for the repayment of a debt.