We speak with people weekly who have been mistreated, are angry and want to file a lawsuit. The concept of sticking up for yourself and fighting back just feels right – and it often is right! There does come a time when filing could be harmful to you. It is important to know when to file a lawsuit and it is also important to know when not to. A lawsuit is an important, indispensable legal tool. It will resolve a dispute where all other solutions have failed. But lawsuits have limitations. It is possible to win a lawsuit but still lose because the cost of the lawsuit exceeds any possible recovery.
Below is the analysis we discuss with our Clients before filing a lawsuit:
- Is there a good claim? This requires learning the facts and researching applicable law.