How much will my South Dakota business lawsuit cost me?

You’ve been served with notice of a lawsuit against your company. Now you are faced with fear of what will come next for your business. One of the biggest questions streaming through your mind is how much you will have to pay to help avoid this lawsuit and how your business will recover from this potentially large financial blow.

It is difficult to anticipate how much a business lawsuit in South Dakota will cost. This is because there are a number of factors that go into the lawsuit that can increase or decrease the price tag. Here are just a few of the variables you can expect to have to pay:

  • Payment for expert witnesses. Expert witnesses are widely used to help resolve lawsuits involving major issues. For example, an environmental lawsuit against a business in South Dakota can be very high priced. Once your lawyer locates expert witnesses to defend your company or farm, you may have to pay out significant dollars to get them to testify.
  • Lawyer fees. Another fee that you can expect to have to pay is an attorney fee. This fee is necessary to ensure that you get the representation you need to win against your lawsuit in South Dakota.
  • Miscellaneous fees. There are a number of miscellaneous fees that you may not realize you will incur at first. Some of these include travel fees, filing fees, postage costs, etc.

As you start preparing for your trial together with your South Dakota business litigation lawyer, let us know of your questions about the cost. We will look at your specific situation and determine what you can expect to pay, so that there are fewer surprises in the long run to your company budget.

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law