Is Suing Someone Worth It?

it it worth it to sue someone pros cons lawsuit costs

Is it worth it to sue someone?

If you’re asking this question, it’s clear you’re on the fence.

Perhaps somebody owes you a substantial amount of money and they don’t appear keen to pay you back. Or a neighbor is encroaching on your property and your efforts to get them to back off are falling on deaf ears.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to sue someone, but it’s important to take time and consider whether it’s a necessary step.

Continue reading to learn when suing someone is worth it.


You Have a Valid Reasons to Sue

If you could sue anyone for whatever reason, can you imagine the sheer number of cases law courts would be dealing with? In fact, the justice system would crash!

There’s a reason you’re not allowed to sue anyone for the sake of suing. If someone hasn’t broken the law, you shouldn't sue them.

However, if you have a legally-recognizable reason to sue someone or an organization, you’ll be well within your rights to file a lawsuit.


You Have Substantial Evidence to Support Your Case

You probably know that someone can commit a crime and still end up not suffering any consequences. Guilty people have been let free after lengthy court trials.

More of than not, this happens because there isn’t enough evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty.

So, when you’re suing someone and your intention is to have them found guilty of an offense, you better ensure you’ve substantial evidence.

As a legal novice, you don’t even know what kind of evidence the court needs to find someone guilty. You’ll have to hire a lawyer to gather evidence and prepare a watertight case; otherwise, the defendant’s legal team will have a field day shredding your lawsuit to pieces.


Can You Afford to Sue?

Suing someone costs money.

There’s the cost to file a lawsuit and the cost to hire a lawyer to prosecute the case on your behalf. 

Depending on the nature of the case, there could also be other costs involved, such as evidence collection expenses.

If you can afford to sue, it’s also essential to look at the what you stand to lose or gain. You could spend a lot of money pursuing a suit only for you to lose it. 

If you can't afford to sue but need to sue, you can get funding for lawsuit. Just be sure to weigh the costs versus the benefits before suing someone.


Is It Worth It to Sue Someone? It Depends!

So, is it worth it to sue someone?

Yes and no! Yes because there are instances when seeking legal recourse is the only way to get justice. No, because sometimes the cost of suing is far greater than what you intend to gain. 

Generally, it’s best to consult with a lawyer before suing someone. And if you can resolve your legal dispute in another way, that is often times the best route. There are pros and cons to filing a lawsuit and they can be financially risky.

Keep tabs on our blog to stay updated on a range of business and lifestyle issues. Visit the Law section of our site right now for additional legal tips and tricks.

Bootstrap Business Blog Newest Posts From Mike Schiemer, Partners, & Blog Outreach Services