What is the proper way to respond when a nominal defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit?
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It is important to know who the plaintiff is. Having said that your son should join in the action to make sure his interest is protected. Anyone of us will offer you a free consultation.
Hi - so sorry to hear about this. I would need more facts to answer your question. If your son is named in a lawsuit you don’t want to be defaulted. I’m not sure why your son would be listed as a defendant since he would typically be a plaintiff in this type of case, as he may have a claim against the person responsible for his fathers death. You should definitely consult with a lawyer. Initial consultation should be free.
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You have a limited time to respond - I suggest you consult with / hire an attorney familiar with wrongful death cases ASAP time is your enemy!!!! Failure to timely respond can result in an entry of default against your son. When looking for an attorney either here on AVVO or a Google search, look at the attorneys ratings and areas of practice to make sure you se wrongful death. As you narrow done your search review the particular attorney's website for more information. Good luck
This is standard legal practice for these types of cases. I would suggest you seek the advice of an attorney at your earliest convenience. Most attorneys that handle wrongful death cases will offer a free consultation so you will not have to pay anything for their time. Good luck!
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