In most lawsuits and complaints, Florida law provides a limited amount of time to file a response to a civil complaint. You need to read and understand the Summons very carefully. Before answering the complaint it is advisable that you consult with an attorney as there are potential defenses that may be waived by not asserting them in your response. Premature admissions or denials may have serious consequences on the outcome of your case. Additionally, if you have a civil claim against someone or some company, you may be entitled to compensation from the onset however, this claim needs to be filed in court within a certain amount of time otherwise you may waive your claim forever. A legal complaint must be skillfully prepared by pleading all the legal theories involved. Many individuals and corporations that chose to proceed without the benefit of a lawyer do not assert their claims properly and have the risk of having their claims dismissed or diminished for lack of proper knowledge, skill and representation.
Whether you are embroiled in a dispute headed for litigation in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties, Florida, Richard S. Gendler and his associate lawyers are prepared to help, advise and advocate for you.
The following is a sampling of the types of civil matters this office zealously handles for our clients.