Individuals vs. Corporations
Knoxville Business Litigation Attorneys Helping People Like You
We like to believe that our legal system is accessible and fair for all. While this may be true in theory, in practice, the reality is quite different. Corporations have deep pockets and armies of lawyers dedicated to making sure they get the results they need. If you’re involved in a legal dispute with a corporate entity, hiring an experienced litigation attorney can level the playing field and help ensure that the outcome is truly fair.
At the Barnes Law Firm, we aren’t afraid to go up against the big corporations to get the justice they deserve. With knowledge and experience, we provide our clients with aggressive legal representation both inside and outside the courtroom. We fight for your rights and make sure you get the outcome you deserve. If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with one of our litigation attorneys, give us a call at 865-805-5703 or send us an email to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help you.
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The Legal System is Complicated
If you are considering representing yourself, you should be aware that the legal system can be difficult for non-lawyers to navigate. First, you will need to understand how the law applies to your case and how legal precedents interpret the law. Legal research requires a specific skill set that isn’t easy to learn on your own. And if you want to succeed, finding and applying the relevant laws and legal precedents will be indispensable.
You will also need to be able to follow the legal procedure that will govern every aspect of your case. It will mandate how and what documents are filed and when. Any evidence submitted to the court or at trial must meet strict requirements. Failing to follow the procedure correctly or missing a deadline can jeopardize your case – even a simple, unintentional mistake could prove fatal. No matter how strong your case, failing to follow the court’s procedures will make it difficult to prevail, if not impossible.
The Other Side Will Be Represented by Legal Counsel
If you are considering representing yourself, you should also be aware that the corporation will have at least one lawyer, but likely more. Their lawyers have vast resources they can bring to bear, and they will use your inexperience against you. They are under no obligation to help you, and neither is the judge or the clerks. If you choose to represent yourself, understand that you are at a significant disadvantage. Hiring an attorney can level the playing field.
Types of Cases We Handle
We represent individuals in a wide variety of cases against corporations. We work with clients who have a claim against a corporation as well as clients who are being sued by corporations. We help people with the following issues involving corporate entities:
- Employment claims
- Collection matters
- Products liability claims
- Bankruptcy claims
- Personal injury claims
- Warranty claims
- Breach of contract lawsuits
- Fraud, embezzlement, and other white-collar crimes
- Discrimination and harassment cases
No matter what kind of claim you have or is being brought against you, the litigation attorneys at the Barnes Law Firm can help you get a fair outcome.
Federal vs. State Court
Some claims belong in state court, while other cases should be handled in federal court. Understanding which court is best for your case can pay significant dividends, but you also need to understand the differences. A lawyer who knows both the federal and state court systems can help you understand your options, and more importantly, guide your case to a successful outcome.
Cost-Effective Legal Representation
At the Barnes Law Firm, we know that most people don’t plan to get involved in a legal dispute with a corporation. Your claim is probably an unplanned expense, and lawyers are expensive. We work to get our clients the help they need without creating a financial burden.
When we meet with you, one of the first things we will do is develop a litigation budget. While this budget is only an estimate, we make every effort to stay within these limits. If it appears that we may have to exceed your budget, we will notify you and help you understand your options. This is your case, and it’s your money – we work for you, and our aim is to provide high-quality legal representation that both brings value and is affordable
Involved in a Legal Dispute with a Corporation? Contact the Knoxville Litigation Attorneys at the Barnes Law Firm
You may feel overwhelmed and intimidated, but you don’t have to deal with your dispute on your own. With almost 50 years of combined legal experience, the litigation attorneys at the Barnes Law Firm know how to fight corporations. Let us help you get the outcome you deserve – call us at 865-805-5703 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you.
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