Properly preparing yourself for litigation is important. After all, this is your case. Make sure you understand the major legal terms that will be used and what is your acceptable settlement range.

Three Things You Can Do Right Now:

  • Do some research, or talk to your attorney about the basic steps of litigation and the vocabulary involved. Specific terms you should learn about are: complaint, answers, motions, depositions, motion to dismiss, and motion for summary judgment.
  • Know your settlement range and how far you are willing to push to get it.
  • Know how to get to the location of your deposition and the courthouse and where to park. Having a deposition or court date is stressful enough. Don’t add to it by circling for parking as the minutes tick down.