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What to do when you need to sue

| Jan 13, 2021 | civil litigation

Legal frustrations can be costly and stressful. When you are facing a situation where you believe legal action is the only way to reach a beneficial resolution, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. If you think you need to sue, you may not be certain about what to do next or what steps you need to take in order to protect your interests.

The civil justice system provides a way for victims of various types of mistreatment, accidents, negligence, reckless behavior and more to seek justice. Before you move forward, you will want to carefully evaluate the situation and determine if this is the most beneficial course of action for your individual situation. There are a few questions you can ask about your case that will help you understand if this is the most beneficial course of action for you.

Important questions to ask

Asking a few questions about your situation and evaluating the circumstances can help you understand whether you should pursue damages and compensation through a lawsuit. The following questions may be helpful:

  • Do you have a strong case? If you have strong evidence substantiating your claims and documentation to back up your side of the story, you may have a strong case.
  • Is there evidence that negligence led to injury? Proof that the actions of another person are directly responsible for your injuries could be grounds for a lawsuit.
  • Have you tried to settle? If you have exhausted all out-of-court methods to resolve your case, it is possible a lawsuit is the only way forward.

These questions can provide clarity regarding the best legal options for your unique situation. Of course, speaking with an attorney about your concerns is the most practical way to understand how you can recoup losses, reduce future loss, hold liable parties accountable and seek justice for any mistreatment you experienced.

Don’t fight alone

If your circumstances seem to justify moving forward with a lawsuit, the next step you should take is securing qualified legal counsel. An attorney experienced in the civil justice process can help you at every step, starting with an assessment of your case and explanation of the options available to you. While the prospect of a lawsuit may be intimidating to you, it is not a process you must navigate alone.