Litigation FAQ’S

When you contact a litigation attorney, it’s important that you know what to expect if a lawsuit is necessary.

Meaney Law PLLC will be with you through the entire process.

1) If I hire a lawyer, does that mean I have to file a lawsuit?

Not necessarily. Your Huntington litigation lawyer will review your case and discuss your options. Before filing suit, your attorney will likely try to negotiate with the other party on your behalf. The decision whether to file a lawsuit will ultimately be up to you.

2) How does a lawsuit start?

If necessary to pursue your claim by way of a lawsuit, your lawyer will prepare the documentation necessary to start a lawsuit on your behalf. After the complaint is served, and the other side has answered, the discovery process will ensue.

3) What will my lawyer do after suit is filed?

The most time consuming part of any lawsuit is the process of discovery. Your attorney will request information from the other side such as copies of documents. Depositions may also be scheduled. Your attorney will also help you respond to any requests for information made from the opposing side to you.

4) Will I have to go to court?

If your case does not settle, you may eventually have a trial scheduled. This might not be for several months or more than a year after filing. Your lawyer will counsel you on what to expect.

5) Can I still settle after we file suit?

Settlement negotiations are usually ongoing even after a suit is filed. Once each party gets more familiar with the other side’s case, counter offers can be made. Your attorney will make recommendations regarding settlement, but the choice to settle and for how much is up to you.

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