Do I have a lawsuit? How do I know if I have a case worth pursuing? What should I do? Who should I talk to? These are questions in any potential litigant’s mind. The answer is simple: Contact our Chicago litigation attorneys if you would like more information regarding your potential lawsuit.
Our Chicago litigation attorneys will consult with you regarding your potential case and let you know where you stand. If we think you have a case and you would like to retain our firm to represent you or your business, we are always willing to negotiate a fee structure that fits your particular needs—including hourly, blended or “hybrid” fees and contingency fees.
A number of factors must be considered by our litigation lawyers when analyzing whether or not to file a lawsuit, including, but not limited to the following:
- What are the claims? (i.e., breach of contract, breach of promissory note, breach of noncompetition agreement, breach of employment contract, business fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, injunction, missapropriation, interference, trademark infringement, etc.)
- Where to file the lawsuit?
- Who is/are the defendant(s)”
- What are the critical documents that are available? (i.e., the business contract or other “key” documents)
- What are the damages?
- Is the defendant “collectible”? (i.e., if you win, will you be able to collect damages?)
- How much will the lawsuit cost you?
- Is there any potential for negotiation and settlement?
- Are there potential affirmative defenses or counterclaims?
- Are there any applicable statutes of limitations to my claims?
Be aware that depending on the type of lawsuit, there will likely be applicable limitations to your claims. This means that you must file your lawsuit prior to the expiration of the applicable limitations period. Again, these limitations periods vary depending on the type of case.
If you or your business would like to determine whether or not to file a lawsuit, contact our Chicago litigation attorneys. Please feel free to email or call our Chicago law office to inquire about your potential case.