If you are dealing with a business dispute you might need legal assistance. Or at least some legal guidance on how to proceed. Whether a client sues your business, or if a business sues you, then you should get proper legal advice. Even if the lawsuit against you seems frivolous, it can have serious repercussions on you and your future.
For example, once someone serves a complaint, you have only a short time to respond with an answer. You will also need to consider whether to file a counterclaim or join other people or entities to the lawsuit. This is important if they are involved in the dispute but not already one of the parties.
Your time to gather evidence and prepare your defense will also be running out. If you make mistakes and the court awards judgment against you, you might not get a second chance to make your defense. Consult an attorney to make sure you get it right the first time and avoid expensive and time consuming results.
To help you avoid making mistakes that could have a very negative effect on your business and on your wallet, we have provided 3 basic tips to help guide you through the process.
Tip 1: Get Your Case Evaluated
A good attorney can evaluate your case and help you weigh your options. In addition to knowing the law and being able to tell you how it will apply to your situation, the attorney can look at the case from an outside perspective and help you understand how a judge and jury will view the situation. Based on your specific situation, the attorney you hire can help you craft and pursue a plan to achieve the best outcome legally possible.
Tip 2: Pursue Settlement
Sometimes, avoiding the conflict as much as is possible is the best way to deal with it. If your first priority is to end the conflict as quickly and peacefully as possible, we recommend pursuing settlement.
Arranging a settlement is one of the quicker ways out of a lawsuit. Based on the evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of your legal position, what you need, and what you can afford, a good attorney can help you reach an acceptable settlement.
Tip 3: Prepare for Trial
Despite best efforts, not all cases can be resolved through settlement. Moreover, as settlement discussions proceed, the pre-trial court proceedings will be ongoing in which the court can make decisions that will harm you at trial or grant judgment to the other side without a trial. If you ignore pre-trial proceedings and do not prepare for trial, you will be disadvantaged at an already stressful trial.
Your attorney can help you prepare for trial, defend your interests during the pre-trial stage, and represent you at the actual trial.
Our law firm has both the trial and appellate experience necessary to help you no matter how far your case goes. Also, it is easy to get in contact with us. We keep ourselves available for our clients to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients and their businesses.
The easiest way to contact us is to simply pick up the phone, and call at (801) 322 – 8879. You will be immediately connected with our assistant who will schedule an appointment for you. She can also schedule an appointment for over the phone if you don’t want to come to the office for whatever reason.
You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if that is more convenient for you.