But on the other side of litigation, is of course, the expense. Lawsuits cost; not only in paying lawyers by the hour, but in lost business opportunities during litigation. Clients who are new to the process, don’t realize how time consuming litigation is and how it affects their business productivity. There is also an emotional expense.
“One of the biggest hidden costs of litigation is the client’s time,” managing partner and attorney Jeffrey C. Regan said. “While we can help them through it and can relieve a lot of the stress, the client often has to spend enormous amounts of time gathering together documents.
“Reading old emails, reading contracts, going back through what their recollection was so that they can keep that fresh in their mind for testimony. All of that time commitment takes the client away from what they do to make a living. It takes them away from their business, from what their livelihood is. And in doing that, it can cost them a tremendous amount of productivity. Lost time means lost money.”
Managing cases, providing clients with options, allowing clients to decide whether a case should become a lawsuit, is at the heart of what Regan Atwood provides.
Jeffrey C. Regan built the Florida law firm on a foundation of experience, integrity, and results for clients. The Regan Atwood team is a group of highly-skilled attorneys with impressive courtroom proficiency. The client will always receive legal advice that is in the best interests of the client.
“In the litigation we do, the construction contractors, they understand if a project takes them six months longer than planned, their general conditions on that project now extend six months longer,” Jeff said.
“Well, litigation can take them away from paying attention to their product, their projects, and that time away makes them at fault for causing the delays. So, now, not only do they incur extended general conditions, but they may find themselves liable for delay damages to their developer clients.”
The hidden costs of litigation may be emotional, financial, and may affect production. In every case, and with each client, the Regan Atwood team shares all aspects of the legal options that are available to them.