On June 1, 2015, Channel 2 News aired a news segment by Clark Howard on the importance of standing up for yourself when faced with a debt collection lawsuit. DeWoskin Law Firm’s Jill Sheridan was featured on the story as a consumer who once faced a debt collection lawsuit by a debt buyer in Gwinnett County and won. Click here to view the news story. Clark Howard says never walk away from a debt collection lawsuit.
The vast majority of people who are sued by debt collectors lose because of their own failure to act. If you do not file an answer with the court after being served with the lawsuit or you fail to appear in court when a date is set, you are basically ensuring that you have no chance of winning. Give yourself a fighting chance by doing something. You have too much to lose by simply doing nothing in response to a debt collection lawsuit.
Many people do nothing in response to a debt collection lawsuit because they assume hiring a lawyer to defend them in a debt collection lawsuit would be too expensive. However, many consumer attorneys offer free consultations on these cases and payment plans for their services as well. Don’t make assumptions without exploring the options available to you.
If you are dealing with debt collectors and want to learn your options, you should take advantage of the FREE consumer clinic on debt collection lawsuits held monthly at the Decatur library. Volunteer attorneys are there to discuss debt collectors and debt collection lawsuits with members of the public for FREE.
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