You are thinking about filing a lawsuit for the car accident you were involved in, but you’ve heard the other side may file a response called an answer. What is an answer, exactly? In California, the courts are allowed to accept answers from the parties who have been sued. Those answers, in essence, deny all the allegations that you alleged, saying they need more time to investigate them, or they don’t know enough information about them to admit them as being true or untrue. The most important thing about them filing an answer is it means the party who is being sued has agreed to come under the court’s power, or jurisdiction, in the lawsuit. And, that’s important because once the court has jurisdiction over the matter, it can be heard and tried before that court, and eventually resolved before that court.
If you have questions about an answer, I can answer them for you. Contact the Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes by calling 559-436-0850. I’m Frank Nunes, and thanks for watching.