Filing a lawsuit in Texas is not as hard as one may think it is. If you have been the victim of a Paxil side effect or a Paxil related illness, then you should contact a Paxil attorney who can help you determine if you have legitimate lawsuit against the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company, the maker and manufacturer of Paxil. However, in the state of Texas, there are a few things that you should know about the procedures for filing your lawsuit.
As with most courts in the United States, the state of Texas has a statute of limitations law. The statute of limitations is a law set forth which defines the time period in which you can legally file a lawsuit. The statute of limitation will vary in the state of Texas depending on the type of lawsuit. So, the first thing that you will want to ask about is what the statute of limitation is regarding your particular lawsuit claim.
The Paxil lawsuit in the state of Texas is considered to be a civil case. In a civil case, there are the Defendant and the Plaintiff. The person filing the lawsuit case is the plaintiff and the other party is the defendant. The plaintiff initiates the lawsuit by contacting an attorney and the attorney will file a complaint or a petition with the court to introduce the lawsuit.
The complaint will explain all of the information regarding the lawsuit. The court will then send the complaint to the defendant and request that they enter an answer to the complaint within a specific period of time. The defendant can either agree or disagree with the complaint. The defendant also has the right to place a counter claim, which is when the defendant opens a lawsuit against the plaintiff.
After the defendant’s answer is received, then both parties will prepare for a trial. At this point in the lawsuit, all of the information, evidence, and proof are gathered. Some parties can come to an agreement outside of court to avoid a trial.
However, if the lawsuit does go to trial, then the case will be presented to a third party such as a judge. The judge will then listen to both sides and determine who is guilty and who is innocent. The judge will also determine how much compensation should be offered in regards to the lawsuit.
This is the basic process of how lawsuits function in the state of Texas. Your Paxil attorney can explain the steps involved for filing and completing your lawsuit. Each lawsuit is unique and can change. Your Paxil lawyer can explain your particular case in more detail with you. If you believe that you have a Paxil lawsuit, contact a Paxil attorney today.
Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma and Nursing Home Abuse. Call 1-888-311-5522 today or visit http://www.johnsonlawgroup.com