Bradley I. Kramer is a M.D, Esquire. at The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer (http://www.biklaw.com/). In this video he discusses what to do when your business is being sued.
- Consult a reputable & qualified attorney with experience in your field
- As a business you can not represent yourself
- Diligently assess the claims against you
- Be as detailed & organized as possible
Being sued is never a pleasant experience for any of the parties involved including the person who’s doing the suing and the person who is being sued. If you are sued as an individual or a business, the first step is to consult a qualified attorney.
When you make the decision to consult a qualified attorney, make sure that attorney has some experience in the matters that you’re involved with whether it’s a breach of contract, fraud, real estate, internet technology development or whatever field you’re being sued in.
Remember, that if you are sued as a business you cannot represent yourself. As an individual you can, but a business you need qualified council to represent you.
When you choose an attorney, make sure that you adequately and fairly asses the claims against you. An attorney is only as good as the information that you provide to him so if you provide false or erroneous information to your attorney, he is not going to be able to adequately assess the claims and mount the proper defense.
The third is organize your witnesses and your documents to the best of your ability. The more organized the pack that you provide to your attorney, the better defense your attorney is going to be able to provide for you.
If you or your business is sued, make sure you take the lawsuit seriously. In most jurisdictions, you have 30 days to respond so it’s important that you retain an attorney and a qualified attorney quickly. Ultimately, if you choose not to retain an attorney, the consequences could be dire. So it’s important that you take any lawsuit file against you very seriously.