It’s difficult to negotiate a fair settlement when you represent yourself, but the problem isn’t you. It’s that lawyers see you as an easy target, a sitting duck, a chump, a sucker, even a fool. To them, litigation became child’s play when you entered the case. It gets worse when they know you have a strong case. Then, they play head games to get you to negotiate a settlement that benefits their client a lot more than it benefits you. Unfortunately, too often it works.
These insights will help you identify and deal with lawyer head games and negotiate a settlement you can live with. And if you need help representing yourself in civil court, it’s time to join Courtroom5.