Can Your Company Protect Yourself from Being Sued?
Irvine business litigation attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP provide assistance to businesses that are being sued. We can represent you when a claim is made against your organization and can help you to reduce the likelihood that you will lose in court and be required to provide a remedy.
Even in a best-case scenario, being sued can be expensive and burdensome for businesses. Your reputation could be damaged, you could incur costs in defending yourself, and the case could take a long time to resolve. Our attorneys try to mitigate the downsides of a lawsuit by helping you to resolve your claim in the quickest and most effective way possible that’s likely to result in the best outcomes possible.
We can also help you to try to avoid being sued in the first place by assisting you in understanding the most common causes of business litigation and by helping you to respond appropriately if a dispute arises. You should give us a call to talk with Irvine business litigation attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP to find out more about how our firm can help you.
Can Your Company Protect Itself from Being Sued?
While no business can 100 percent guarantee it will never get sued, there are steps that your business can take to try to protect against a lawsuit. For example, some of the things that you may wish to consider to reduce the risk of litigation include:
- Using arbitration agreements: The Supreme Court recently ruled that arbitration agreements in employment contracts could generally be enforceable. Arbitration agreements are also very common in consumer contracts and in contracts with suppliers. If you are able to negotiate to ensure that an arbitration clause is included in agreements with people who work for you or who do business with you, you can reduce or eliminate the chances of a civil lawsuit. Cases will need to be resolved in arbitration instead of in court when you have an arbitration clause, as these clauses are almost always enforceable.
- Understanding the top causes of business litigation: Your company can also reduce the risk of a lawsuit by understanding the most common reasons companies get sued and by taking steps to avoid these risk factors. For example, companies often are sued by employees because of discrimination so you should make certain to know and comply with state and federal anti-discrimination laws including laws found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. It’s also important to know wage-and-hour laws, copyright laws, and more. An attorney can provide you with a broad overview of the types of business litigation cases your company is most at risk for so you can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit against your business.
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can help you to understand the risks of litigation facing your company, to explore legal ways to limit those risks, and to respond when a dispute arises to reduce the likelihood that it will lead to litigation. If your case does end up in court, we can help you to work towards the best possible outcomes to the proceedings.
Getting Help from Irvine Business Litigation Attorneys
The sooner you begin working with Irvine business litigation attorneys, the better the chances that you will be able to avoid a lawsuit or that you will be able to resolve a claim against your company in the most favorable way possible given the circumstances. To find out more about how Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can help your business to minimize the risk of litigation, you should give us a call at (866)237-8129 or contact us online today.