It can be easy to become discouraged when your case doesn't seem to be coming to a close as soon as you thought it would be. The good news is that state law tends to encourage the determination of outcomes in cases, either through settlement or trial by a certain date. States require things such as mediation, settlement conferences and other meetings in the hopes of resolving matters quickly and with lower expenditures.
- Don't forget the reason you are in this litigation. Time can dilute the feelings associated with how you were wronged. When you are feeling desperation that the case has not been resolved, remember what initially motivated you to act on your rights.
- Remember the courts are here to help you. Even though you may not be the prevailing party in every motion or hearing, keep in mind that our justice system is designed to serve as an objective referee of rights and wrongs. At the end of the day, your case will hopefully reach the right result.
- Don't forget the jury. The entire premise of having a jury is to provide a group of individuals with a common experience enabling them to see the case from a unique, and hopefully just, perspective. Juries don't like it when people are wronged.
- Your attorney will fight for you to the end. When you hire an attorney, you get an advocate. One that will fight zealously on your behalf until you tell them to stop.
- Seek external strength. Legal altercations can be stressful. Try to find an external source of strength when time begins to weigh on you. Call upon whatever you have to get you through other difficult situations to get you through this one.
In the end, your persistence will most likely pay off. Whether through a judgment in your favor or through a favorable settlement, if your case has not been dismissed or otherwise thrown out of court, there must be some merit to the argument. If you are growing frustrated at your case not being resolved, remember the end is in sight.
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