Involved in a civil lawsuit?
Civil lawsuits result from disputes between individuals, businesses, or government entities. Many different kinds of civil cases exist, ranging from disputes between two people to those involving large companies. Some cases involve divorce cases, child support cases, and child custody cases which all fall into the realm of civil law.
Sometimes, a civil case can involve an automobile accident, as when one driver sues another for damages to the automobile or injury to the person. Broken contracts are also very common in civil court. Often, pursuing legal action is the only way to get one individual, company or other entity to pay another.
One difference between civil and criminal law is that both parties can halt the civil lawsuit at any time by voluntarily settling. When handled by knowledgeable and skilled professionals, cases can often settle before reaching trial.
Civil cases generally proceed through the following steps: pleadings, discovery, trial, and sometimes the appeal process. Thus, preparation for these types of cases is critical to any successful litigation. If you are involved in a civil lawsuit, you need an advocate who can thoroughly research the law, review documents and interpret witness interviews to assess the merits of claims and defenses.
The Cleveland Law Firm has the expertise and attention to detail required to best represent you in a civil lawsuit. Contact Ryan Cleveland at (229) 243-0900 to learn how he can guide you through this often drawn-out and complicated legal process.