What to Know If Your Company is Sued
If your business is sued, you need to be prepared to respond proactively with the help of civil litigation attorneys. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can provide your company with assistance if a lawsuit is filed against you so you will be prepared to respond assertively and appropriately to protect your interests.
Being named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit can damage your company’s reputation and can result in costly and time-consuming litigation so you will want to develop the right legal strategy as soon as possible when and if a lawsuit has been filed against you. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP will provide the personalized help you need so give us a call today to talk with civil litigation attorneys you can trust.
What You Need to Know if Your Company is Sued
If your company is sued, it is important to find out:
- What is the cause of action: There are many different reasons why businesses get sued. Your company might be sued for violating intellectual property laws, for example, or may be sued for breaching a contract. Understanding the law that the lawsuit arises from can be very important because you can determine the potential consequences, become informed on what the plaintiff would need to prove to prevail in court, and begin looking for ways to defend yourself against the allegations leading to a lawsuit.
- Who is suing you: You’ll want to know exactly who has filed the case against you. This will help you to better understand the plaintiff’s motives and to develop an appropriate defense strategy.
- What is the evidence? You want to know what type of information the plaintiff is likely going to present against you so you can be prepared to defend yourself. There is an exchange of information in civil litigation that is called discovery. You will have to provide information to the opposing parties, but will get to find out about the kinds of information they are using to build their case. You will even have the opportunity to send written questions called interrogatories to the opposing party’s witnesses or will have the chance to question people in person through the deposition process.
- Do you have counterclaims? You may be able to file a countersuit against the person who is suing your organization.
There are also other key things that you need to know if your company is sued as well, such as what court is likely to preside over the dispute, what laws apply, and whether you have insurance coverage so an insurer will pay your bills or whether you’re on your own for covering the costs of legal defense in connection with the specific accusations that have been made against you.
Getting Help from Civil Litigation Attorneys
Civil litigation attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can provide the help and support you need to make smart choices in responding to a lawsuit. When your company is sued, the stakes are high. You’ll want to do everything possible to resolve the allegations against your business in a quick, cost effective way that protects your finances and your reputation. To find out more about the assistance our firm can offer in responding to a lawsuit, give us a call at (866)237-8129 or contact us online today.