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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Should You Settle?

People often ask themselves how they got to the point where they’re involved in a lawsuit in the first place. At the very beginning of the process, there doesn’t seem to be any reason to settle, because you’ve probably already tried talking to the other side to solve the problem without success. There’s also a sense that you have to fight this through, that settling is giving in, and that you should only settle if there’s no chance of winning.
While those are legitimate feelings, settlement might be the best solution. Settling can give you the best of all possible worlds: a quick conclusion to an unpleasant situation, with minimal money and time spent on the problem. Remember the costs discussion in Chapter 5. Your time, ...

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