Understanding what motivates the opposing party in litigation is really important to know
If you are involved in litigation, one thing that you – and your lawyer- should be thinking about is what motivates the opposing party. In addition to the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the opposing party will also be thinking about what motivates you as well.
Let’s say, for example, that you have a car accident case and the opposing party makes a low offer to settle. You may want to initially reject this offer, however, there may be personal financial factors that would motivate you to accept the offer. If the opposing party knows that you are experiencing financial difficulty, then they may exploit that information to influence your decision by slowing down the progress of your case.
In many personal injury cases, there is no denying that the injured party is owed compensation for their losses. These cases really boil down to how much money the injured party will receive, and when they will receive it. By thinking about the strengths, weaknesses and personal motivations of each party in the case, you and your attorney will be able to create a strategy to meet your goals.
If you have questions about your case, please contact The Sessions Law Firm today for a free consultation at (470) 225-7710.