By: Dustin Humphrey
Whether it’s an accident, injury, a family-related issue, or a financial dispute, our attorneys hate to see clients struggle. Unfortunately, we often see people rush to judgment and decide to sue before the dust has really settled. If you are considering filing a lawsuit, we suggest asking yourself the following questions:
- Have you tried to settle the dispute by compromise? This may be a difficult question to consider in the heat of the moment, but many times cases are brought to the courtroom that could have been better handled outside of the courtroom. Make sure you give yourself room to think your issue from all perspectives and adjust accordingly.
- Do you have a good case? While this seems like a funny question, many times angry people make the decision to sue without realizing they can’t make much of a case. The elements of a claim must be proven and without substantial evidence you may be wasting time, energy, and money.
- Will you be able to collect a judgment if you win? If the party you plan to sue is not in solid financial condition, your lawsuit may be pointless. Make sure you will be able to collect a judgment before moving forward with a lawsuit.
- Do you have the time and resources to devote to a lawsuit? A lawsuit is often a long process that can be very emotionally draining. Before filing a lawsuit, make sure you are able to handle the demands it brings.
There are many other factors to consider when suing someone. If you have any questions about filing a lawsuit, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney. The attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike want to make sure you are making the best decision possible in regards to your dispute.
Dustin joined the SBW&P team in 2010, coming to us from one of the oldest firms in Cincinnati. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bellarmine University, summa cum laude, and his law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, where he graduated cum laude. Dustin’s law practice includes personal injury law, medical malpractice law, business law including corporations, LLCs and business planning, real estate law, probate law, estate planning, employment law, and family law.