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business litigation Ventura county

Being served with a lawsuit is an unwelcome setback to your business. How you deal with this, however, will dictate the outcome, and whether your business will emerge unscathed. Schneiders & Associates, LLP provides services concerning business litigation in Ventura County for companies that find themselves faced with court actions. This is our area of expertise, so we’re able to represent as well as guide our clients through the required processes in a manner that will prevent severe repercussions.

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring A Business Lawyer

Choosing the right lawyer matters. Here are mistakes to avoid when seeking out a business attorney:

  • Waiting to Be Sued Before Hiring A Lawyer

You don’t wait until you’re sued to hire an attorney. The truth is one lawsuit is enough to put you out of business. Hiring a reputable business lawyer even before you’ve been served can assist you in creating and putting into effect contracts, policies, and strategies while adhering to the local, federal, and state laws. A lawyer will help you to protect your intellectual property and keep you out of court.

  • Not Looking at the Online Reviews or Seeking Referrals

Don’t just pick the first lawyer that pops up online. Do some digging. While some online reviews may not be genuine, many people are still able to discern between fake and real reviews. With a bit of research online, you can find a competent attorney. Referrals from family and friends are also reliable sources when looking for a qualified lawyer. Cross-referencing review sites online and referrals will help you find a good business lawyer.

What Should You Do When Your Business Gets Sued?

It’s normal to panic and want to resolve the matter as soon as someone sues you. But to avoid making the situation even worse, here are some basic steps to follow:

  • Review the Case

Together with your attorney, review the suit and see what complaints are being made against your business. Avoid any communication with the plaintiff before doing this, and even afterward, it should only happen between your legal teams.

  • Inform Your Insurer

Most business insurance policies cover lawsuits. Once you have been served, contact your insurer to find out whether your policy covers that particular case. Some insurance companies may take over, providing attorneys to handle your case, and paying all fees and costs involved.

  • Respond to the Complaint

Most importantly, make sure you provide a written response to the accusations made against you within the period provided by the court, which is usually 30 days. In your response, you should express whether you deny or admit to the allegations. You should also indicate how you would like to resolve the matter. If you’re late in giving a response, the court may make a judgment without you having the chance to defend your interests.

Your Legal Matters in the Right Hands

Given our track record, you can be assured of getting the help you need at Schneiders & Associates, LLP. We have helped other businesses in their legal matters, and we can do the same for you. Contact us today at 805.764.6370 for any questions about business litigation in Ventura County.

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