If you have been served court papers, the worst thing you can do is to ignore them. Recently, a client was the subject of a claim for injuries to a pedestrian who claimed to have tripped on a pipe in front of our client’s house.
Sadly, our client ignored the claim form and did not respond to the court. As a result, the claimant won the claim and our client was ordered to pay over £13,000 in damages and legal costs. By the time we were made aware of the claim it was too late to help our client. In fact, there were all sorts of things wrong with the claim, and if we had known about it in time, our client would not have had to pay anything.
So, if someone has a claim against you and you get served court papers, make sure you call us immediately. We can help you sort out the problem as quickly as possible and at a reasonable cost.