Litigation Fatigue

Kate and Linky sleeping

Let me begin with a disclaimer. This is not a political article, but it was prompted by some political news. Earlier today, I was reading an article about the litigation Donald Trump currently has on his plate. Mr. Trump is currently involved in 75 active lawsuits ranging from spats with pageant contestants to allegations of fraud to multi-million dollar real estate lawsuits. But, it was not the number of lawsuits that prompted this post, because in fairness, there are companies with larger litigation dockets. Instead, what caught my attention was this portion of the article:

“The review shows that Trump frequently responds to even small disputes with overwhelming legal force, not hesitating to use his tremendous wealth and legal firepower against adversaries with limited resources”.

I wish I could say that Mr. Trump was alone in this type of conduct, but he is not. Too many corporations and insurance companies take a scorched earth approach to litigation in an effort to discourage and wear down injury victims. Even under the best circumstances, injury victims can develop litigation fatigue.

Your choice of lawyer can help prevent litigation fatigue. First, you need a lawyer who can match the firepower of your opponent. At the Law Offices of John Day, we have the financial means to advance all your case expenses which, depending upon the type of case, can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Other injury lawyers will either ask their clients to help front the cost of their lawsuit or will ask them to incur litigation loans with high interest rates.

At the Law Offices of John Day, we also combat litigation fatigue by moving your case as quickly as possible through the litigation process. The longer litigation drags on the more stressful and wearisome it can become. We limit the number of cases we accept so we can aggressively work to bring your case to a prompt conclusion.

From our intake specialists to our paralegals and on-staff nurse, our team wants to carry as much of the litigation burden as we reasonably and ethically can. We know our clients are trying to recover from injuries, get back to work and rebuild their lives, so we gather the medical records, interview witnesses, obtain the police’s investigative materials, get vehicle downloads or whatever is appropriate in terms of working the case up properly. While unfortunately there are certain parts of the litigation process that require active participation from the client such as answering interrogatories and sitting for depositions, we strive to ease the workload, hardship and anxiety throughout the litigation process.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident, we urge you to do your homework, choose your lawyer wisely and know that we are here to help. We will be glad to talk to you about your case, answer your questions and explain your legal rights and options in a free, confidential consultation. If we think we can help and you decide to hire us, we handle all accident cases on a contingency basis, so we only get paid if we recover money for you and your family. To see if you have a claim, give us a call at 615-742-4880 (Nashville) or 615-867-9900 (Murfreesboro) or 866-812-8787 (toll-free).

P.S. The photo is of Kate Day and Lincoln Day overcome by fatigue on a car ride.