Okay, so the first part of litigation is filing a complaint. We are complaining to the courts that this person did something wrong to you. So, we put this in the paper, we put all the complaints that we are doing against that person. In Florida and in Civil Procedure or anywhere in the United States we had to serve that paper to those people to the other side. That way they know they are getting sued. You cannot sue somebody if they do not know they are getting sued.
Once a process server, somebody that officially goes and takes it drops off and runs away or whatever the case is. once they give it to that person, now the clock starts ticking. In Florida, once they receive that paper, they give that paper to their insurance company and there are 20 days that they need to respond back to our complaint. So, we are complaining, and they are responding. They got 20 days to do so.
If we file the discovery with the complaint remember they have never seen it before, they are getting it for the first time. if they get it for the first time, they got 20 days to respond to the complaint, but they got 45 days to answer all those questions. We are asking a lot of questions, so they need time to put things together to answer back. so that is the initial pleadings. if we do not attach the discovery, like the question that we are asking to that complaint and we do it separately now that person has 30 days to respond back to our request. in the next video, I am going to walk you through what discovery actually is and talk to you about the different elements of discovery. If you have any questions on this feel free to give us a call at 813-421-3411 or 833- 4 BAD DAY.
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