Civil law, as opposed to criminal law, is the branch of law dealing with disputes between individuals and/or organizations in which compensation may be awarded to the victim. For example, if a car crash victim claims damages against the driver for a loss or injury sustained in an accident, this would be a case where you would want to employ civil suit legal services. A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have been damaged by a defendant’s actions, seeks a legal remedy.

A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.” Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. In a civil lawsuit, the plaintiff (the injured party) files a complaint, which describes the legal and factual basis for the action. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint. In many cases, the trial lawyers are able to settle the case before it goes to court. If the plaintiff is successful in court, a court order may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose an injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A lawsuit may involve disputes between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations, and, in some cases, the state to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case.

Civil Litigation

Although the majority of lawsuits are settled without even getting to trial, they can expand into a very complicated process. A civil litigation lawsuit is started as soon as the plaintiff files a written complaint. The defendant must then respond and deliver a written “answer” to the complaint in order to make any kind of plea. After the answer is filed, the parties engage in the “discovery” process. At this point the parties will learn about all the facts involved in the case in order to prepare the trial. The discovery process includes witness questioning and answering, the exchange of documents, as well as written questions, known as “interrogations.” Whether you are entering the civil litigation lawsuit as the plaintiff or the defendant, it is important to have a qualified and specialized civil litigation lawyer by your side. Contact us to be put in touch with a local attorney that can assist you with your legal problem today!

Related Posts
What if your tenant and/or his guests have committed some illegal act/crime
Tenant illegal act or crime conducted on your rented property is a good ground for eviction. It's also a good ground for you to be criminally prosecuted if proven that ...
READ MORE
The real estate law and the tips to purchase real estate
The Real Estate Law is indeed extensive and this is not possible for a layman to know each and every memorandum of the law. Thus, if you are planning to ...
READ MORE
House Buyers: What should a property attorney do for you
The exercise place of residence and residence law deals with a variety of relevant problems, including the following: privileges and interests in residence and actual property; sales, buys and other exchanges of ...
READ MORE
Basics for Sole Proprietorship
Are you a writer or a photographer? Are you an individual who takes on jobs on a contract basis? Are you a freelance caterer who gets paid per booking? Or ...
READ MORE
What is a mortgage?
A mortgage is an accepted legal recourse wherein a person makes his personal (movable) or real (immovable) property as a security to a loan so that, if the person who ...
READ MORE
Risks and Benefits of buying a foreclosed property
Buying foreclosure property may give you great discounts; however, there are various underlying risks to it too. Benefits Pre-foreclosure home owners want to sell their houses in a hurry to avoid foreclosure, ...
READ MORE
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
If you go for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may have a lot or all of your debts canceled. On the other hand, you might need to sell some or all ...
READ MORE
How copyright work
The term copyright is not a novel term. However still here are many who have no idea about how copyright work? If you are one of those who are in ...
READ MORE
Affordable DUI attorney
Traffic violations don't seem to be all minor offences since they need major ramifications within the future. Reckless driving causes most of the traffic accidents and to stop that, traffic ...
READ MORE
Procedures when a law enforcement officer has reason to suspect a driver is intoxicated
Dui (DUI) means operating a automobile after consuming liquor or drugs that have affected a person's mental or engine skills. In most declares, a person will be considered "impaired" if ...
READ MORE
Tenant illegal act
The real estate law and the tips to
House Buyers: What should a property attorney do
Basics for Sole Proprietorship
What is a mortgage?
Risks and Benefits of buying a foreclosed property
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
How copyright work
Affordable DUI attorney
Procedures after DUI