From time to time, it’s better to let a conflict lie than to fight it. For example, if misfortune strikes and you’re being let go from your job, if it’s within the contract terms, it may just be better to take the severance package and use that to build your path forward - even if you were promised a job security before this news came in.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to take everything lying down. Sometimes, you are entirely in the right, and the law is on your side. That said, it’s not always clear if you should take the fight or not. Understanding your options for moving forward is absolutely a priority, but without a comprehensive legal education, how can you gauge the means of defending yourself from a perspective of financial worth?
Let’s consider that below, as well as discuss some tips for making it through the process more easily. While this can feel like an intimidating prospect, sometimes the lessons you learn from defending yourself can last you a lifetime.
Identify Risk Vs. Reward
Identifying the risk of pursuing the case vs not can be difficult to determine. It can be worth understanding what your rights are in the first place, and heading to possible counsel will help you understand if you have a case or not. For example, you might wonder can you sue the government if suffering medical malpractice as a veteran, and the answer is that you most likely can. Ultimately, some legal costs will accrue to more than you would have in compensation, but no-win, no-fee services also exist. It’s about measuring if the path forward is capable for you.
Find The Best Representation
It’s good to find the best representation you can for your particular case. An attorney who offers legal consultation services and specializes in medical cases like yours can help correctly gather case details. In some cases, you may even be able to save money and go through a vetted process like a work tribunal to claim lost income from improper termination. Moreover, small claims courts can be processed rather quickly and may not need legal representation, so it’s essential to find the correct pathway for your particular case, read case studies from others who have dealt with your situation, and move on from there.
Defining Additional Extra-Financial Priorities
It’s also important to consider any of those extra-financial priorities you have, in other words, perhaps it’s crucial to you to close the case and stand up for your side despite this potentially costing you. For example, it may be that suing an ex-business partner for damages, but also for reputational damage if they caused the crash of your small business, can help you restore your image in the community or help you avoid some of the harsher liabilities that come your way. In some cases, these outcomes can be more than worth the cost, and lead to closure. It’s important to consider how much that’s worth to you.
In this post, we hope you can more easily gauge the means of financially defending yourself, and if they’re worth pursuing to you within those parameters.