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What Does it Really Mean to File Suit?

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Have you ever wondered what it really means when lawyers use the term “file suit”? Personal injury attorney Tom Crosley of Crosley Law Firm has the answer in this video.

“File suit” is attorney shorthand for the steps involved in initiating legal proceedings, as Crosley explains. While this used to involve lawyers or their staff actually going to the courthouse and hand-filing legal papers, it’s now often done electronically.

Whether it is done in person or online, this filing puts in motion a process where the defendants are served with a copy of the lawsuit and are given a deadline to respond. These steps begin the legal proceedings that will eventually culminate in a settlement, trial, or (occasionally) a dismissal of the case.

To learn more about the litigation process, click here.

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