It’s the simple truth: Anybody can sue anybody for any reason. Their case may be a complete fabrication but you still have to bring evidence to court to make your case.
People often try to work things out on their own. When they do, they take the chance that they won’t respond properly to the lawsuit and their opponent will obtain a default judgment against them, costing them both the money initially requested in the complaint and perhaps even the suing party’s attorney fees and costs.
You need an attorney who knows how to work the system, to respond to everything that gets thrown at you and to do it on your timetable, not theirs.
That is just as true if you are bringing action against someone who’s harmed you. Civil litigation is all about knowing and using the system, and that’s where we excel.