While many people have the impression that litigation is all about trial, very few cases actually end up in front of a jury. Many disputes are resolved without having to go to court through compromise and negotiation. In fact, this is the best possible result in a business dispute.
The key to resolving a business dispute is getting an attorney involved early in your case. This will put you in the best position to deal with the other party. Your attorney could do the following:
- Advise you of your legal rights under a contract
- Communicate your position to the other side
- Evaluate their response
- Directly negotiate a settlement or agreement
Settling a business dispute may take some creativity and flexibility. Some people are locked into their position and need the expertise of an outside lawyer to point out ways to solve the problem. Many business disputes are the result of a misunderstanding that could be worked out through communication between the parties.
Do Your Best to Stay Out of Court
Most companies do not want to end up in court. It costs them time, money, and hassles. Litigation takes them away from generating revenues. With some give-and-take on both sides, a settlement can be worked out to avoid a trial. There are times when litigation will be a necessity when the other party simply will not come to the table in a reasonable manner. However, this is the exception rather than the norm.
Accordingly, you should think of court as a last resort in any business dispute and know that you may have many opportunities to avoid ending up there.
An Atlanta Business Litigation Lawyer Can Help
Call a business litigation attorney at Battleson Law or contact us online early in your dispute as your best way to stay out of court.