Minneapolis, MN Transportation Law Attorney, Jason Engkjer, talks about when a client should consider settlement as an option when litigating a case.
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Settlement is always an option in my viewpoint. And any lawyer that tells you that settlement is never an option in my viewpoint is not giving very good advice to the client. There are always cases that are gonna require you to litigate, that are gonna require you to go to trial, that are going to require you to get to a jury or get through the bench trial with a judge. With that being said, I think it’s also important for the client to always understand and recognize that settlement should always be a consideration. And the reason for that is because there are those practical issues that are out there. There’s the financial component, of course, of litigation. There are the practical impact that it’s having on your business, the time that it’s taking away from you conducting business, the time that it’s taking away your employees from conducting business.
There’s also the personal component to it as well. Litigation weighs on a client’s mind. Bottom line. They think about it all the time, it’s always on their mind, it’s at the forefront of their mind. And when you have litigation at the forefront of your mind, that means that you’re not focusing on the task at hand, and that is taking and growing your business as it should. And so because of those practical issues that go along with it, a settlement should always be something that the client should look at consider. Sometimes it’s possible. And when it’s not possible, we’ll continue to litigate the case and try to get a good outcome for the client.