Exploring the Factors to Consider
When facing the prospect of litigation, it’s important to assess several key factors before proceeding:
Risk vs. Reward
Before diving into the legal battle, it’s crucial to evaluate whether the benefits of litigation outweigh the associated costs.
Analyzing Case Strength
A seasoned litigation attorney possesses the expertise to scrutinize evidence and accurately gauge your chances of success.
Exploring Alternative Options
Have you exhausted other avenues, such as mediation or settlement, to resolve your dispute before resorting to litigation?
Consider whether you’re comfortable with the details of your conflict becoming public knowledge.
The Possibility of Collecting Judgment
Winning a case doesn’t always guarantee the collection of damages, as the opposing party may lack the necessary assets to pay.
In instances where either side believes there were flaws in the pre-trial or trial process, multiple opportunities for appeal are usually available.
Garrity Traina’s seasoned litigation lawyers provide comprehensive support, employing their skilled advocacy, vast legal knowledge, and unwavering dedication to your business or personal goals.
Navigating the Stages of Civil Litigation
To best understand the process, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the stages of civil litigation:
The plaintiff initiates the lawsuit by filing the suit, while the defendant responds by filing a plea with the court.
During this crucial phase, extensive information gathering takes place. This includes interrogatories, depositions, statements from expert witnesses, and more. Throughout discovery, parties may issue a litigation hold to preserve pertinent information when litigation is expected or underway.
Prior to the trial, litigation attorneys strategize with their clients, file motions to finalize evidence, and prepare witnesses for testimony.
As mentioned, a majority of cases reach a settlement before reaching the trial stage. This helps avoid the time and costs associated with a lengthy civil trial. Monetary compensation often serves as the basis for settlement, and parties may opt for alternative dispute resolution, mediation, or arbitration.
If a settlement cannot be reached, the case proceeds to trial. During this stage, litigation lawyers present their arguments to a judge and, in most cases, a jury. Alternatively, parties can opt for a “bench trial”, with a judge serving as the decision-maker.
Following a trial and verdict, the losing party has the option to appeal the case. This can occur if there is evidence suggesting that the trial’s outcome was flawed. The litigation attorney representing the appealing party will review the evidence and identify the issues to address during the appeal process.
Finding the Perfect Litigation Lawyer for Your Specific Concerns
Given the various aspects of litigation, it’s crucial to find a lawyer who specializes in the specific area related to your dispute. For example, if your conflict involves a breach of contract, it is advisable to engage a litigator with expertise in contract disputes rather than one focusing on real estate matters.
At Garrity Traina, our team of skilled litigation lawyers in Bucks County and Montgomery County is equipped to handle a wide range of concerns. We are committed to providing effective representation, offering practical advice tailored to your unique circumstances and objectives.
Let us leverage our expertise to achieve favorable outcomes, whether through litigation or settlement. Reach out to us today to discuss your case. You can find our law offices conveniently located in Doylestown and Norristown, PA.