Generally, Continuances favor the Defendant—Not You. As a plaintiff, you are not compensated until settlement or trial. Meanwhile, your bills are adding up, your future remains uncertain, and the phrase “the wheels of justice turn slowly…” is not exactly soothing.
Why, then, is your lawyer agreeing to the defendant’s motion to continue the trial to a future date? It should be noted that there are valid reasons for a plaintiff to agree to, or ask for, a continuance. Issues and exigencies are part of litigation. And you don’t want your attorney to be forced to try your case with inadequate preparation.