A Business Guide to Knowing When to Sue

When running a business, it is all but inevitable that there will be some type of conflict that occurs. Whether this is a conflict between your business and a customer, or your business and another company, it is important to consider all your options. When these types of conflicts come up, many people are tempted to immediately try to sue the other party to settle the issue.

While litigation is certainly necessary at times, it is not something you want to jump into without thinking it through. Consider the following questions prior to making a decision. If you still believe that litigation is the best path forward, please contact us to set up a consultation to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

Can You Win the Suit?

The first, and most important, thing to consider is whether or not you are going to be able to win the case. Even if you are 100% sure that you are right about the conflict, it doesn’t mean you will automatically win the case. In order to win a lawsuit, you need to be able to prove in court that your side of the argument is right, and the other party is legally responsible.

Is the Potential Payout Worth the Effort?

Even if you have an air tight case, you will need to consider whether or not it is going to be worth your time to pursue the lawsuit. While your attorney will handle most of the work, you will be pulled away from running your business to provide statements, testify in court, and perform other required duties. If the courts aren’t likely to award you sufficient compensation to make it well worth your time and effort, you may want to consider an alternative to litigation.

Do You Want to Make the Dispute Public?

Lawsuits are almost always going to be a matter of public record. This means that everything you say and do, as well as everything the opposing party says and does, is going to be available for everyone to see. Even if you win the case, this type of thing can have a negative impact on your business reputation for years to come. Try to look at what information might be stated objectively and see what impact that might have on your business.

Contact Us for a Consultation

If you believe that litigation might be the right path forward, the next step is going to be talking to an attorney. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an attorney to go over the details of your case. We’ll provide you honest feedback and if you want to move forward, we’ll aggressively represent you throughout your case.

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