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What can you do if your lawyers have a trial date and no one notify you and they let the defendant walk away free

Gary, IN |

i was injured, neither the clerk's office or my lawyer let me know about the trial

i have a court date in october for damages but no lawyer want the case

Attorney Answers 4


  1. You need to speak with your lawyer about the case status.

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  2. Something doesn't sound kosher. Speak to your lawyer first. If no satisfaction re-post and I'm sure there will be no shortage of attorneys willing to offer advise.

    Personal injury cases only; I'm good at it; you be the Judge! All information provided is for informational and educational purposes only. No attorney client relationship has been formed or should be inferred. Please speak with a local and qualified attorney. I truly wish you and those close to you all the best. Jeff www.nyelderinjurylaw.com


  3. Your attorney is in the best position to advise you. If your attorney refuses to meet with you, you must learn whether the case has been dismissed and, if so, whether it was dismissed with prejudice. If the case was simply dismissed, you may be able to have the case reinstated. Good luck.

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  4. If you have a lawyer, you need to find out when the trial date is scheduled. If you do not have a lawyer, you can walk into the court's office and ask the clerks for information about your case including when the trial is scheduled.

    Chris Wyant Attorney at Law Brown Tompkins Lory & Mastrian 608 East Market Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 317-631-6866 phone 317-685-2329 fax cwyant@btlmlaw.com www.btlmlaw.com

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