In a situation where you have been wronged by some third party, whether that be a person or a company, you may find it necessary to file a civil suit in order to resolve the issue. Before filing a lawsuit, you should try everything in your power to resolve the issue outside of the court system. Taking a lawsuit to trial is a long and expensive process. If there is any way to resolve the issue without involving the courts, that is likely to be the best option. If a lawsuit seems necessary, there are some considerations to be made before you file.
What do I do?
First, ensure that you have a valid claim, legally speaking. Generally speaking, you need to have suffered some loss or injury through the fault of a third party. With that knowledge in hand, the next step is to examine your own evidence. If you are going to file a lawsuit, you must be able to prove your case in a court of law. That requires hard, factual evidence, such as documents, witnesses, or photographs. Finally make sure the statute of limitations hasn’t run out on the incident.
Typically, if the event happened less than a year ago the statute of limitations has not run out. This is different in every state, so double check your state’s laws on the subject to be sure.
If you have a strong case with good evidence, and the statute of limitations hasn’t run out, then filing a suit may be your best option. Consider hiring an attorney to help you navigate the complex legal landscape around these proceedings, though you don’t legally need one.
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