Negotiations 101: Sticking To Your Guns
Legal negotiations can be a messy affair. When there’s a huge sum of money on the table, people can go to any lengths to make sure they don’t have to pay. Attorneys and people in general will and can coerce, lie or manipulate you into not paying up.
Which is why when you’re in negotiations, it’s absolutely important that you stick to your lines of argument no matter what happens. Having an attorney to represent you in these proceedings is one of the best ways for people to make the most out of these exchanges.
Negotiations Can be Traumatic
During a negotiation everyone’s afraid of whether they’ll be found guilty and will have to pay up a lot of money. It becomes a matter of trying to save as much money as you possibly can and usually all the stops are pulled out in process.
You might find yourself attacked, insulted, blackmailed or manipulated to give up on what your due compensations are. Many people find it hard to stand against this manipulation and ultimately accept less than what they should actually be getting.
This usually happens because they forget what’s really at stake; justice and the harm inflicted upon them. To give up on your payouts because of a lapse in judgment is a mistake that you will kick yourself for, for a very long time. This is why it’s very important that you keep your attorneys with you during any negotiations.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Lawyers are trained throughout their lives to resolve legal matters for their clients and to represent their interests to the best of their abilities. A large part of that training involves refining their negotiating abilities to get the highest payouts for their clients.
Above all else, this training emphasizes how they can’t, under any circumstance, deviate from their stance or risk compromising their client’s legal interests. This maintenance of a stance that they’re disciplined into perfecting, is an essential part of negotiations.
After all, if you keep giving your ground up over and over again; how could you ever get the appropriate reparations for any damages you suffered?
What Are Successful Negotiations?
Ultimately, negotiations are about establishing a balance, a balance that can be achieved if all the parties involved are ruthless in the ways they argue their cases. Only with tact, foresight and strong willpower can you guarantee that you will be appropriately compensated. A lawyer can help maintain that position for you.
Mark Novinsky has 16 years of experience working in personal injury litigation in Massachusetts. With practices in South Easton and Brockton, I have helped hundred of clients get compensation for automobile accidents and personal injury lawsuits. Read more about my services and get in touch to hire me for your personal injury cases in Massachusetts.