An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of… attorney fees.
Litigation is costly in terms of both money, time, and reputation. Even if a case never makes it to trial, there may be negotiations, mediation, or settlements. The best offense is a good defense when it comes to avoiding litigation.
If you are a business owner, consider these tips to help avoid lawsuits:
- Thorough review of contracts
- Properly train employees
- Provide regular management updates
- Review ongoing projects
- Ensure your company has a written risk management strategy and follows industry ‘best practices’
- Learn from past mistakes
- Stay abreast of technological advances and rules in your field—for example consider the frequency of changing HIPAA requirements for medical practices.
- Stay in touch with your business’ counsel, and not just when a lawsuit may be imminent.
Individuals should consider:
- Who you do business with and the company’s reputation
- The ‘Golden Rule’—do unto others, and act like you would like others to act
- Act before a situation escalates
- Put business agreements in a contract
- Read the contract!
If you do find yourself on the wrong side of a lawsuit, don’t go it alone—contact an experienced litigation attorney as soon as possible.
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