Will I Win My Case?

The decision whether to proceed with a case or not depends on a prediction of the likely outcome if the matter is tried to a conclusion in court.  While many types of cases have fairly predictable outcomes, cases with a significant degree of complexity are far more difficult to assess.  With such cases, there is no substitute for the experienced judgment of a seasoned trial attorney.

Until an assessment of the likely outcome has occurred, the best manner of proceeding cannot be determined.  Nor can one make any reliable prediction about the cost of litigating the matter without such an assessment.

If you believe you have a case with merit, you should seek an appointment with a qualified lawyer.  If the lawyer is worth retaining, he or she will need all of the relevant information you can furnish about the subject of the claim and the people or organizations involved.  Only by reviewing the facts of the matter can an attorney tell you how likely you are to prevail if you take your case to court.

If you or your business has been sued by someone, the question of whether the matter should proceed in court will have already been answered by your opponent.  However, the question, “Will I win my case?” is just as relevant for the defendant as it is for the potential plaintiff.  If you have been sued, you should arrange a legal consultation without delay.  If you fail to respond to the lawsuit in a timely manner, you could end up losing by procedural default, even though you may be legally in the right.

Keep in mind that, even if your lawyer expresses a high level of confidence about the success of your case, no responsible lawyer would undertake to guarantee a particular outcome.  The lawyer’s assessment of the case should rather be viewed as a starting point upon which strategic and tactical decisions should be based.  That assessment should be constantly revisited as the case proceeds, and as new information becomes available through investigation and discovery. 

We would welcome the opportunity to confer with you and evaluate any legal claim or defense.  We will consider the matter carefully and will give you the best advice we can about the likely outcome, about your options under the circumstances, and what we would do if we were in your position.