Civil litigation occurs when a party believes that they have been wronged by another and choose to pursue legal action against the transgressor. It is separate from criminal law, in which the government is the party pursuing legal action. Civil litigation can lead to monetary awards against the losing side, but not prison time. Prison time is reserved for criminal matters.
Some common areas that often involve civil litigation include:
- Personal injury cases
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Breach of contract
To request our assistance with a civil litigation matter, please contact us today!