If you are a business owner, you have many concerns to occupy your time. Running a company is more than a full-time job; it is an all-encompassing endeavor to which you must dedicate the majority of your life. While no one is guaranteed success, neither should anyone's efforts be unfairly stifled by false allegations of wrongdoing.
Businesses require many things to succeed, including the finances to keep things running and a good reputation to attract and keep customers. Accusations of illicit business practices can negatively impact both of these important facets.
If someone should file a civil suit against you, claiming that you engaged in acts of fraud or other tortious behavior, you have several major issues with which to contend. First, if you lose your case in a court of law, then you may have to pay the accusing party a large sum as part of the settlement. Even if you should choose to forgo going to trial and settle out of court, you still will likely take a steep financial hit.
You will also have to invest a great deal of time to contend with the allegations, which will cost you both financially and emotionally. Making matters even worse, a lawsuit, no matter how frivolous or fraudulent could put a strain on your other business relationships, making it harder to expand and retain your client base.
So no matter how unfair it may be, if you are the subject of a lawsuit, you will have to find the most effective way to answer the accusations. At Warren Gammill & Associates, we offer representation to those who need help responding to false allegations of wrongdoing. We work to help our clients mitigate the possible long-term impact of such accusations, and you can read more about the ways in which our service may benefit you on this website.