Check the court records online to see whether a final disposition has been entered in the case. If you can't find that, then go down and pull the court file and take a look. I suspect that the lawyer for the Plaintiff obtained a judgment. If so, then you should read the following from the Florida Bar regarding debtors' rights. It'll give you some insight into what to expect.
If a judgment has been entered, it's possible under Fla.R.Civ.P. 1.540 (Rule 7.190 for small claims) to move to vacate the judgment; but you're gonna have to have a good reason for missing that court date.
If a judgment has not been entered, then you have more flexibility.
You need to discover the status of the case for us to advise you what your options are.