Summons and Complaint
The “Summons and Complaint” is the start of your lawsuit. The
Complaint - a legal document that our New York City personal injury lawyers
at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can prepare - sets out the general
nature of your claim, including the date and place of your accident.
In New York State, a Complaint in a personal injury action may not state
an amount of money you are suing for. The jury is allowed to award as
much or as little as they find you are entitled to.
After preparing the Summons and Complaint, Mirman, Markovits & Landau,
P.C. will file them in court and have a process server serve them on the
defendant, the person, or the company you are suing.
The Jury Process in New York: Answer
The defendant has approximately 30 days to serve its response to the summons
and complaint, once they are served and the affidavit of service is filed.
This response is called an “Answer.”
The “Answer” is the defendant’s position on your claims.
The typical stance of a defendant is to deny all claims. Once we receive
the “Answer,” we will prepare your Bill of Particulars, which
is the next step in the process.
For more information on the lawsuit process, call Mirman, Markovits &
Landau, P.C. at (855) 295-4737.