If I am being sued but can't appear in court because I have a terminal illness on oxygen and my husband can't appear because he can barely walk and uses a power chair what do we do? My son is sueing is.
I am sorry to hear about your situation. If you have insurance coverage related to the suit they will provide an attorney. If not, you might contact the bar association to see if there are any legal aid clinics that would defend your case.
You can only represent yourself or be represented by a lawyer.
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You can retain legal counsel to represent you and appear on your behalf.
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You will need to appear or have an attorney appear on your behalf. This is different than requesting an adjournment.
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You need to get an answer on file that is appropriate for the claim against you. It is best to hire a lawyer.
Families suing each other go over like lead balloon most times.
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Your lawyer should be able to make arrangements for you to appear at deposition by video. As far as trial is concerned, since your husband can walk (though barely) and uses a power chair, he can come to trial, I've had at least one client come to court in a wheelchair. As for you, if you are able to get to a doctor's office you can come to court as well. Otherwise, again, perhaps a video link up could be done, with the approval of a judge.
Hi, sorry to hear about your situation. You should hire an attorney to defend the case and appear in court for you.
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