Filing a Lawsuit in New Brunswick, New Jersey

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If you are in New Brunswick, New Jersey and believe that some type of legal wrong has been committed against you, and decide that seeking legal redress will be worth the time and expense involved, you may wish to file a lawsuit.

If you think that filing a lawsuit is a good option in seeking redress, you should not rush into this decision. A lawsuit is a time-consuming and expensive process. You should not make a final decision without speaking to a New Brunswick, New Jersey attorney.

Your New Brunswick, New Jersey civil litigation attorney will be able to advise you on whether or not you have a legitimate case, and, if so, your best options on how to proceed. The attorney will also discuss with you the fees for their services, and whether he or she can represent you on a contingency basis.

Steps for Filing a Lawsuit in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Consultation with your attorney: You should always speak with a New Brunswick, New Jersey lawyer who specializes in civil litigation before filing any type of lawsuit in a court in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Your lawyer will have important information and advise, helping you decide whether or not your chances of success in the lawsuit make it worth your while to proceed.

Drafting a Complaint: Once you have decided to go through with filing a lawsuit in a New Brunswick, New Jersey court, you need to draft a complaint, with the help of your lawyer. A complaint is typically the first step in actually filing a lawsuit. The complaint is the plaintiff's first opportunity to lay out the allegations against the defendant. If a complaint doesn't allege facts that add up to a valid lawsuit (that is, even if everything alleged in the complaint is true, the defendant has still not committed a legal wrong that the court can compensate), the case will have to be dismissed. When a case is dismissed for this reason, the court typically gives the plaintiff a chance to re-submit the complaint, with the errors corrected.

Serving The Defendant: Once you and your attorney have written a good complaint, and filed it with the court, it needs to be served on the defendant within a specific period of time. This is required under the law of New Brunswick, New Jersey to ensure that the defendant actually knows that he's being sued, and has time to find a lawyer and prepare a defense. Generally, the defendant should be served in person. However, when this isn't possible, service by mail is also acceptable in a few instances.

Awaiting the Defendant's Response: Once a lawsuit has been filed, and the defendant has been served in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the defendant has time to respond. They typically do so by drafting an answer to the complaint, in which they deny the plaintiff's allegations, or assert a legal defense. If the defendant fails to respond within a set period of time, they will be in default, and you may be able to get a "default judgment" against them, in which all of your allegations against the defendant are treated as if the defendant admitted them, and you only need to establish that you've suffered losses that warrant the damages you're asking for.

How Can A New Brunswick, New Jersey Tort Lawyer Help?

The basic outline above does not come close to covering all the details involved in filing a lawsuit in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Therefore, it is important that you consult a qualified civil litigation attorney before you file any type of lawsuit in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Life in New Brunswick

New Brunswick is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It is popular because it is home to Rutgers University. The city is located approximately 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. It is near the Raritan River.

New Brunswick's nickname is "the Healthcare City" because there are many hospitals. These hospitals include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Peter's University Hospital, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Large employers include Johnson Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The legal industry is also present in New Brunswick because there are many law offices, and small to mid-size law firms in the city. The legal force here is trained to handle legal needs in all areas of law.

Popular attractions include the Albany Street Bridge, Highland Park, Old Queens, Buccleuch Mansion, St. Peter, the Delaware and Raritan Canal, Rutgers Gardens, and the Henry Guest House.

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